A general election looms with Betway making it 2/7 that Brits will vote for a new PM before the UK leaves the EU.
Despite internal divisions, the Tories are available at 2/9 with Betway to win the most seats if an election is called.
Downing Street has indicated that Boris Johnson will push for an election if a Brexit delay is agreed, as MPs rejected the Prime Minister’s plans to rush through his Withdrawal Bill.
A December 2019 election is looking most likely and the leading online bookmaker has priced it at 11/10, whilst a Brexit date between January and June 2020 is now the favourite, at even money.
Betway’s Alan Alger said: “Boris Johnson has said he’d “rather be dead in a ditch” than agree to extend Brexit and promised Brits that the UK would leave the EU by the end of the month with or without a deal. With MPs on both sides opposed to crashing out on Halloween, it looks like the Prime Minister could be eating his words and a general election is on the cards.
“Brits are going to have to overcome their political fatigue and consider who they want to see leading Brexit negotiations moving forward.”
To happen first Brexit or General Election
|UK General Election is held||2/7|
|UK leaves EU||5/2|
When will the next General Election take place?
|2020 or later||5/4|
|July 2019 – December 2019||7/4|
|January 2020 – June 2020||1/1|
|July 2020 – December 2020||18/1|
|January 2021 – June 2021||25/1|
|July 2021 – December 2021||40/1|
|Not before 2022||4/1|
General Election – most seats
|The Brexit Party||20/1|
|Any other party||200/1|