Bookies Predicting Conservative Win in Putney

Tories odds-on favourites to take the seat according to latest betting

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The latest betting odds for the Putney constituency are showing Will Sweet as being the favourite to be the next MP for the seat.

According to the Oddschecker site all the major bookmakers have the Conservatives as odds on favourite.

At time of writing, Sky Bet have him as 8/11 on favourite with Sue Wixley for the Lib Dems second favourite at 9/4 and Fleur Anderson trailing at 3/1 against.

Will Sweet responded that he would continue fighting hard to win the seat, telling this website: "I’m not taking anything for granted. I’m working all day, every day to listen to as many residents as possible. I’m glad that our message of hope and optimism is getting through. Residents are telling me they want someone that will focus on their local priorities, like crime, transport, schools, high streets, environment and the NHS, which is exactly what my campaign is all about. This is still a marginal seat between Labour and the Conservatives. That means a vote for any candidate other than the Conservatives risks Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister."

Lib Dem's Sue Wixley responded to being the predicted main contender: “I’ve had such a warm reception from the people of Putney as I’ve been out campaigning and I’m delighted that so former Labour, Conservative and Green voters are backing us to win this time. The bookies odds showing us as the main contenders to beat the Conservatives here reflect what we are hearing on the doorstep, particularly from people who have already voted by post. We are clearly the main challengers to the Conservatives and our ground campaign is seeing more and more people pledge their support everyday.”

William Hill have near identical odds with Labour a bit further out a 10/3 and they are offering 200/1 on Fergal McEntee If you believe the Greens could pull off a major shock. Fergal McEntee, believes that he is an outsider voters would like to see win: "We still have more than a few hurdles to clear before the finish line. And one of them is fair play. Leaving the Greens out of interviews and meeting is pretty low blow and shows signs of fear. Who ever is responsible obviously is fearing a late green surge and considering the odds of climate breakdown leading to collapse of civilisation is getting closer , the 200/1 on Greens seems an outsider you’d want see clearly winning."

There is better news for Labour with other firms as both betfair and Paddy Power but them as second favourites. Labour candidate Fleur Anderson, believes that the with hard work she can win the seat, telling this website: "The odds on Labour with winning are improving, and tactical website Best for Britain has changed its advice to voting for Labour. More important is what I am hearing on the doorstep. With two weeks to go to the election more and more people are now deciding who to vote for and are choosing Labour. We were just 1,500 votes short at the last general election but the Lib Dems were 15,000 votes behind. In 2017, the Lib Dems split the vote and enabled a Conservative victory. Most voters in Putney don’t want a ‘leave’ MP and don’t want the same to happen again. There are still lots of people who haven’t decided and I’ll be out on the doorstep relentlessly all week, asking for your vote."

The odds may also be about to shift further in Labour’s favour with the tactical voting site run by the pro-Remain group Best for Britain switching their recommendation to vote for Fleur Anderson. All the major tactical voting sites are recommending voting Labour now with the People’s Vote campaign undecided at this stage.

Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson: "As the general election fast approaches and various poll results begin to paint a picture of the likely outcome on 12th December, the betting markets can be a valuable resource.

"Our projections currently have the Conservative party holding 361 seats following the election, comfortably enough for a Tory majority. The money has pointed to a Tory landslide for a long time and as punters now focus on the specific constituencies, the story remains the same."

According to Oddschecker, the Conservative Party is currently on odds of 2/5 to gain an overall majority. After a Conservative win, the most likely outcome is no overall majority, which is currently on odds of 12/5. The odds of a Labour majority are much lower, at 33/1.

November 28, 2019

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