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BOOKIES are slashing the odds on a SECOND General Election this year.

Spurred on by fears of an unstable hung Parliament, Paddy Power cut the chances from 11/4 to 9/4.

A spokesman for Paddy Power said: “It shows people are having a flutter on there being a hung Parliament.

“If money talks it looks like we will all be going to the polls again before too long.”

The Bookies have offered improved odds on a Conservative majority, with the best prices coming from Ladbrokes (5/4).

They were also predicting a high turnout on Thursday, especially Betfair (21/10) and Ladbrokes (9/4).

However, spread betting specialists Sporting Index are optimistic the Tories will do even better than the pollsters predict.

They say the Tories will end up with between 321 and 326 seats, with Labour lower than predicted on 200 to 205.

They also think the Tories will end up with a majority of 31 to 35.

But other bookies are less optimistic for the Tories. Coral believe the most likely outcome is a hung parliament (4/6)



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