Don’t bet on election shock - bookies claim

The General Election is fast approaching
The General Election is fast approaching

With fewer than 40 days before the nation goes to the polls the result of the General Election is still too close to call.

However, if the bookmakers are to believed punters would be best hanging onto their cash rather than betting on any of the local races.

Website have compiled a full list of odds for every seat in the UK Parliament.

The best return on any bet is on the seat of Whitby and Scarborough, which went to Robert Goodwill in 2010.

He is 6/1 on to retain his seat in 2015, defending a majority of 8,130 over Labour. That means you would have to put £6 down to get £1 back were he to be declared the winner on May 8.

In Malton, Thirsk and Filey, which five years ago was won by Conservative Anne McIntosh, the odds are once again pointing towards a Tory victory.

Kevin Hollinrake is 19/1 on to win the seat again for the party.

There is even less value to be found as you head further south with Conservatives Sir Greg Knight and Graham Stuart, re-standing in East Yorkshire and Beverley and Holderness respectively,

Both men are a staggering 100/1 on regain their seats - meaning it would require a bet of £100 just to win £1 in return

Keep up-to-date with the latest from the candidates for the Scarborough and Whitby seat in your Gazette.