• Short Summary

    With Government hints all pointing to a general election for Britain on October 10, punters are getting in now with their bets on which party will win.

  • Description

    With Government hints all pointing to a general election for Britain on October 10, punters are getting in now with their bets on which party will win.

    Labdrokes, one of the country's leading betting agencies, is already taking bets from gamblers all over the world. By Monday (9th September) morning, GBP 68,000 in bets had been placed with them. The ruling Labour Party was favourite with odds of 13 to 8 on. The main opposition party, the Conservatives were 11 to 10 and the Liberals were rank outsiders at 100 to 1.

    The Director of Ladbrokes, Ron Pollard, said his company expected to have GBP 1 million in bets at the close of the election campaing. If his expectations are realised, this will be GBP 30,000 up on the last election in which the Labour Party narrowly forced the Conservative Government from power.

    The Trade Union Congress at Brighten last week had apparently been responsible for swinging the punters in favour of a Labour victory. Two weeks ago all the money was going on the Conservatives to win, but there was a sharp swing after the conference where the unions overwhelmingly supported their "social contract" with the Government.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7D1IU4CUH42ANW5EPHXZC2Y61
    Media URN:
    VLVA7D1IU4CUH42ANW5EPHXZC2Y61
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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