Tag Archives: Jeremy Corbyn

UK Bookmakers cool on Owen Smith Labour leadership ambitions

UK bookmakers appear adamant that Jeremy Corbyn will keep his position as Labour Party leader despite the electoral challenge of Shadow Work & Pensions Secretary Owen Smith. Smith will now challenge Corbyn at the upcoming Labour Party Elections on 24 September as sole leadership candidate, with Angela Eagles (Shadow Secretary of Business) having yesterday announced her departure from the race …

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Will MPs be forced to reveal tax returns?

With the current Panama Papers scandal showing no sign of letting up anytime soon, the public is directing considerable focus to MPs and their taxes. After current PM David Cameron, followed by Chancellor George Osborne and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn revealed their own earnings and tax payments, some have speculated that this will lead to regulation coming into play that’ll force each …

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William Hill – Pressure moves from Jeremy Corbyn to Nigel Farage

Following Labour’s success at the Oldham W/Royton by-election, bookmaker William Hill have increased their odds for party leader Jeremy Corbyn to stand down this year from 5/1 to 8/1. Labour’s victory though was UKIP’s failure in an area in which it expected to garner some support. This has led to William Hill shortening the odds from 3/1 to 9/4 for …

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Cornish hotelier hoping for £60,000 Trump

William Hill will be paying over £60,000 to a Cornish Hotelier if Donald Trump wins the US Presidential Election. John Mappin has staked a series of bets – the most recent one of £1538.46 is the biggest, placed at odds of 13/2 on today – which will result in a £60,000+ payout if the one-time 150/1 outsider ends up in the …

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William Hill – Corbyn Labour victory clobbers UK Bookmakers

William Hill has stated that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership victory, has hit UK bookmakers for millions of pounds. Alerting the UK media this weekend, William Hill stated that Corbyn had achieved the biggest UK political gamble ever. An unprecedented campaign which saw far-left Corbyn as a 200/1 leadership outsider in May, caught momentum with Labour party members and powerful trade …

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“Done Deal” for Labour as Paddy Power pays out early on Corbyn victory

Paddy Power has announced another early political pay-out, as the bookmaker confirmed that it had cashed out + £100,000 on Jeremy Corbyn winning the Labour Leadership Election. Releasing a statement to the UK media, the bookmaker reported that it had closed the political market with almost a month of party member voting left (results will be announced on 12 September). …

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Betfred – Labour Leadership market reaches £250,000 in wagers

UK independent bookmaker Betfred has revealed that it has recorded £250,000 wagered on the outcome of the Labour Party Leadership election. The bookmaker stated that its market levels were unprecedented, reaching its highest levels for a party political leadership campaign. With candidate ballots due to be sent out today to party members, the bookmaker revealed that it had recorded 50% …

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Bookmakers place Corbyn at the front of Labour Leadership race

As the Labour leadership race enters its last full month of campaigning with ballots sent out to party members on 14 August, UK bookmakers have placed far left candidate Jeremy Corbyn as frontrunner to win the party leadership. Corbyn who did not register with many bookmakers as a contender for party leadership in May, leads bookmaker markets at 6/4, followed …

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Bookmakers slash odds on Jeremy Corbyn winning Labour leadership

UK political betting markets have slashed the odds of far-left candidate Jeremy Corbyn becoming the next Labour Party leader. This week political magazine the New Statesman noted that polling by two independent agencies placed the party veteran at the head of the leadership race. Corbyn MP for Islington North has emerged as a surprise candidate for UK bookmakers, when the …

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