General Election 2019: the latest odds for the UK and Sheffield constituencies

The United Kingdom goes to the polls on Thursday for the country’s third General Election in four years.

Monday, 9th December 2019, 10:20 am
The UK goes to the polls on December 12 (Getty Images)

Current Prime Minister Boris Johnson and leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn are the chief contenders to enter Number 10, with the leader of the Conservatives fancied by the bookies at 1/6 to emerge as the country’s leader in the early hours of December 13.

Corbyn is less fancied at 7/2, while the leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson, who made the audacious claim that she was “Britain’s next Prime Minister'' is an outsider, with odds of 50/1.

According to bookmakers, the most likely outcome of the General Election is a Conservative majority with odds currently floating at 1/4. A hung parliament is the second most probable outcome with odds of 10/3. A Labour majority is highly unlikely if odds are to be believed - that result is listed as 25/1.

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Local odds

The Labour Party are the bookies favourites in all but one of Sheffield’s constituencies.

In Sheffield Central and Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough the party are 1/200 favourites while in Sheffield Heeley they are comfortable 1/100 frontrunners.

The race is slightly tighter in Sheffield South East where Corbyn’s party are 1/7 favourites, with the Conservative Party slightly behind at 10/3. Liberal Democrats are offered a slim chance of pinching the constituency at 14/1.

The Liberal Democrats have been backed to claim Sheffield Hallam two years on from former Labour MP Jared O’Mara’s shock victory over Nick Clegg. The Jo Swinson led party are 1/4 favourites while Labour are rated at 9/4 and the Conservatives 12/1.

All odds are according to Paddy Power and are accurate as of December 9.