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Betfair still predicts the Tories

2017-06-05 16:00:00

It was a nice gesture from Corbyn, highlighting the way the Arsenal boss has overcome criticism to prove his doubters wrong. Now there are signs that Corbyn could emulate Wenger by delivering victory for his reds over Theresa May's Blues on June 8.

It’s not over yet...

According to Betfair, there's little chance of that happening: the Tories are 1.14 to win a majority and 1.07 to win most seats, while Labour is 1.88 to lose at least 30 seats and win 150-200.

On Thursday night, however, we saw the clearest indication yet that Labour could cause an upset at this election when YouGov published a poll showing them cutting the Tories' lead to five points. It was big news last weekend when Labour got within single figures of the Conservatives. Now, though, the gap between Theresa May's party (43%) and Labour (38%) is within the margin of error.

Not all the polls are as encouraging for Labour as YouGov's latest. Opinium have the Tories at ten points ahead of Labour, while ComRes have the Tories ahead by 12 and ICM give them a lead of 14. With ORB, Labour trail by six but, in all but one of these polls, they have gained points while the Conservatives have lost support.