General Election 2019: the latest odds for the UK and South Shields and Jarrow

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

By Finlay Greig
Friday, 22nd November 2019, 2:02 pm
Updated Monday, 9th December 2019, 10:53 am

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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The UK goes to the polls on December 12 (Getty Images)

Local odds

Labour are heavy favourites to retain South Shields, according to the latest odds. They’re backed at 1/20, while the Conservative Party are their closest rivals at 9/1.

The Brexit Party are a distant third favourite at 33/1.

Jarrow is a near identical story with Labour backed at 1/25, the Conservatives at 9/1 and the Brexit Party 33/1.

Note: these odds were taken from and are accurate as of December 9, 2019.