With the Brexit deadline looming in the distance, the December election will be one of the most significant for decades. And according to the latest betting data, some seats will be absolutely crucial in deciding the outcome of this election.
Party leaders have been campaigning in marginal seats across the country over the last few weeks.
Some of these ‘swing seats’ are incredibly hard to call, and could be integral to both parties winning a majority in this election.
According to betting firm Oddschecker analysis, the eight most closely fought safe seats could have some surprising outcomes in this election.
Labour currently have control of this key Kent swing seat, by a majority of 185.
With a strong student population, who are traditionally more likely to vote Labour, this seat is sure to be hotly contested in 2019.
Oddschecker say: Corbyn’s party are 17/20 best price to keep their seat, with the Tories breathing down their necks at 1/1.
“The Lib Dems are third favourites in the market at 50/1.”
Hastings and Rye
Following the announcement she will be giving up her seat in this election, former Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd’s seat is now up for grabs.
Rudd held onto the seat with a majority of 346 while a Conservative MP, so it will be interesting to see how this seat pans out after Thursday’s election.
Oddschecker odds for Hastings and Rye: Conservatives (3/10), Labour (5/2), Lib Dems (80/1)
Brecon and Radnorshire
The Lib Dems seized this seat in the 2019 by-election, with a majority of 1,425.
However, according to the bookies, many think this seat could end up back with the Tories by the end of the week.
Oddschecker say of Brecon and Radnorshire: “Jo Swinson’s party are 2/1 second-favourites to win the seat, followed by Labour and their unlikely 50/1 chance of picking up the constituency.”
Considered a Labour/Conservative marginal seat, Labour currently have control of this seat.
With a current majority of 3,925, the bookmakers think this sear could end up back with the Conservatives.
Oddschecker odds for Workington: Conservatives (4/9), Labour (5/4), Brexit Party (50/1)
Traditionally a Labour safeseat, Bolsover could prove to be one of the more surprising swing votes in this election.
Labour currently hold the seat with a majority of 5,288, and along with the Conservatives the Brexit Party also seem to be eyeing the seat.
Oddschecker say of Bolsover: “The Conservative party are 17/20 to claim the seat, with Labour odds-against second-favourites at 5/4, followed by the Brexit Party at 500/1.