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Betting on political events has become increasingly popular in recent years, with the variety of markets including domestic and global elections.

Whether it is the leader of a British political party, the next country to leave the EU or who will be the next prime minister, the bookmakers offer odds on them all.

Regular bets include the next party leaders – LabourConservative and Liberal Democrats. Use the navigation options above to choose your market.

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'Give upskirting the Chope!' Lisa Appleton has a message for 'sexist' Conservative MP
Monday 18th June 2018

Lisa Appleton has a message for the Conservative MP who blocked the criminalisation of “upskirting” last week. The reality TV star has blasted Sir Christopher Chope for being “sexist”, saying in her latest Reality Bite…

Commons speaker John Bercow tipped for Strictly Come Dancing after 'stupid' comment
Wednesday 23rd May 2018

John Bercow has entered the betting for Strictly Come Dancing after a string of calls from government ministers to quit. The under pressure House of Commons Speaker is now 6/4 to step down and 16/1 to follow Ed Balls and switch politics…

Theresa May 'to be removed as Conservative leader next month' following Brexit bill drama
Wednesday 28th February 2018

The first draft of the EU’s Brexit agreement with the UK should be a pinnacle moment for Theresa May – but it’s exactly the opposite if the bookies are to be believed. Paddy Power has shortened the odds of the prime minister…

Could the 'Boris Bridge' lead to a back track on Brexit?
Friday 19th January 2018

Boris Johnson has called for a bridge to be built to link Britain with France. While this is a refreshing change to the Donald Trump mindset of building a wall and keeping everyone out, BoJo’s comments may have upset some Brexit voters.…

Here are the favourites to become the next Ukip leader if Henry Bolton quits
Thursday 18th January 2018

Henry Bolton hasn’t even stepped down yet but already there are potential Ukip leaders gleefully rubbing their hands waiting to take his place. Bookmakers are taking bets on the next party chief after a beleaguered Bolton continues…

Could Ukip see a return of Nigel Farage... again?
Tuesday 16th January 2018

Nigel Farage is in line to head up Ukip. Again. The news comes after calls for current leader Henry Bolton to step down as party leader following his girlfriend Jo Marney reportedly making racist remarks about Meghan Markle. Resisting pressure…

Nigel Farage thinks 'maybe' there should be a second EU referendum
Thursday 11th January 2018

Thought you’d heard the last of Nigel Farage? Think again. Despite stepping down from his post as Ukip leader (for the second time) following his ‘success’ getting the country to vote to leave the European Union in 2016, he…

Calls for Oprah Winfrey to stand for US president following Golden Globes speech
Wednesday 10th January 2018

Following her inspirational speech at the Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey has sparked calls for her to run for President of the United States. And now it looks like it could actually happen if the bookmakers are to be believed. The talk show host…

Labour odds-on for next general election win following Theresa May's Brexit vote loss
Thursday 14th December 2017

If Theresa May thought that her job couldn’t get any harder following the loss of her party’s majority in the general election, how wrong she was. The government’s defeat in the crucial EU bill vote on Wednesday threw a big…

Donald Trump retweets 'racist propaganda’ from alt-right group Britain First
Wednesday 29th November 2017

Donald Trump has come under fire from Twitter users after appearing to retweet ‘racist propaganda’ from alt-right group Britain First. The president's Twitter account retweeted three videos posted by the group’s…

Bookies slash odds on Brexit u-turn after Theresa May 'begs European Commission for help'
Tuesday 24th October 2017

Bookies have slashed odds on Theresa May performing a Brexit ‘EU-turn’ after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that Britain could veto the referendum result and remain. Paddy Power is offering 7/1 that…

EU SUMMIT: Bookies’ odds improve on Brexit meeting 2019 deadline
Wednesday 18th October 2017

Theresa May will finally begin her Brexit negotiations at tomorrow’s EU Summit, and bookmakers have a new found belief in the current prime minister… kind of. Paddy Power has (slightly) increased May’s chances of still being…

Theresa May odds to be handed real P45 slashed as fresh criticism arises over 'West Wing speech'
Thursday 5th October 2017

The Conservative Party Conference will probably not be remembered for the reasons Theresa May would have hoped.  From her incessant cough, to the slogan falling from the wall and Simon Brodkin aka Lee Nelson’s P45 prank – demonstrating…

Read Twitter's reaction to Bear Grylls' bizarre appearance at the Tory Party Conference
Tuesday 3rd October 2017

Bear Grylls bizarrely turned up at the Conservative Party Conference on Tuesday dressed as… a scout. Appearing in a “non political” capacity, the survivalist stood up on stage to promote the scout movement – even wearing…

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Henry Bolton is the new leader of Ukip, beating bookies' favourite Anne Marie Waters

Controversial 'anti-Islam' candidate Anne Marie Waters was odds on to take the position, ahead of second place Peter Whittle.

But it was Henry Bolton who came through with a surprise win at the party's conference on Friday.

Surprise over new UKIP leader