Latest Issue

Where to place your bet on election night

The latest bets show that people are banking on a late swing to the Tories

By Nick Wilby  

Political betting has become a national obsession. © Alastair Grant/AP/Press Association Images

Today’s election will be the most polled in British history and it must also be one of the most confusing in living memory.

The latest polls are showing that Labour and the Conservatives are still neck and neck but those looking to predict the results should delve into the betting markets for more insight.

The bookmakers are preparing for a staggering £100m to be wagered across the markets…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect