Matthew Harris Lib Dem candidate for Hendon, confident after booky slashes odds

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ONE bookmaker has slashed the odds on the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Hendon seat being victorious at tomorrow's polls.

At the start of the General Election campaign Matthew Harris was at 100/1 to take the seat, seen by many as a Labour/Tory marginal, but Betfair have brought the odds down to 25/1 for him.

He said: ““It’s still a long shot, but Betfair’s slashing of the odds reflects the big rise in Lib Dem support that I have seen in Hendon.

“With the Lib Dems remaining strong in the national polls, there is everything to play for here in Hendon.”

Conservative Matthew Offord remains the odds-on favourite to wrest the seat from Labour at 1/9, but Andrew Dismore the Labour candidate is quoted at 5/1 by the same bookmaker.

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11:39am Wed 5 May 10

Grumblepop says...

For all of Andrew Diosmore's dismal concept of chancey sit on the fence discriminatory representation of Hendon
It will be a poor day for Hendon if MOfford, whose record as Councillor was disma,l where his candidacy was probably whom he knows and a disaster on the scale of the volcanic ash that we got in return, for losing nearly £38 million of tax-payers money which would have benefited his core senior voters in sheltered homes.
As much as I would like to see change to the electoral system stuck in the past, which a 'Hung Parliament' could deliver, it will be just as much a disaster for the other Oxford Graduate, the LibDem who so far comes up with utter nonsense (jeez that picture!) Hendon would have been better served by a new clean candidate with lttle experience that is standing for the Mill Hill ward.. What is sad there is always a pecking order in British Demoracy.
I'm pleased I can't hold a pen these days to mark my X, because that lot hit my class first.
For all of Andrew Diosmore's dismal concept of chancey sit on the fence discriminatory representation of Hendon It will be a poor day for Hendon if MOfford, whose record as Councillor was disma,l where his candidacy was probably whom he knows and a disaster on the scale of the volcanic ash that we got in return, for losing nearly £38 million of tax-payers money which would have benefited his core senior voters in sheltered homes. As much as I would like to see change to the electoral system stuck in the past, which a 'Hung Parliament' could deliver, it will be just as much a disaster for the other Oxford Graduate, the LibDem who so far comes up with utter nonsense (jeez that picture!) Hendon would have been better served by a new clean candidate with lttle experience that is standing for the Mill Hill ward.. What is sad there is always a pecking order in British Demoracy. I'm pleased I can't hold a pen these days to mark my X, because that lot hit my class first. Grumblepop

12:56pm Wed 5 May 10

Mr Worried says...

What a great way to make money in these 4 horse races. Put a bet on when the Fib Dems are @ 100/1 then go out and vote them in!
It's like riding the winning horse to victory yourself...££££

Wow! how much more to be made by backing the Greens......????
What a great way to make money in these 4 horse races. Put a bet on when the Fib Dems are @ 100/1 then go out and vote them in! It's like riding the winning horse to victory yourself...££££ Wow! how much more to be made by backing the Greens......???? Mr Worried

5:22pm Wed 5 May 10

Grumblepop says...

Would be nicevery nice, an Independants and Green majority council. Oh to keep the other three out. God please make it happen.
Would be nicevery nice, an Independants and Green majority council. Oh to keep the other three out. God please make it happen. Grumblepop
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