With just a few days to go before the polls open for the 2017 General Election this Thursday June 8th, the prospect of a Conservative landslide appear to be receding, with Labour making up significant ground in most of the opinion polls.
The betting still suggests a Tory majority is a near certainty, with Betfred offering best odds of 1/9 that they will win the most seats. Yet even if, as expected, the Conservatives do hold on to power, what will become of Theresa May if they do so with a decreased majority? Just 3 weeks ago May was 1/40 at Paddy Power to be the next Prime Minister, but you can now get 1/4 at Ladbrokes with her party understandably struggling to build a personality cult around her.
Having called an election that she had repeatedly said would be bad for the country, May cannot afford the outcome to leave her in a weaker position than the one she chose to abandon. As she struggles to reverse the current polling trends, Jeremy Corbyn has come in from 10/1 on May 12th to be the next PM to 7/2 with Betfred.