The Speaker race: the prices get tighter

The Speaker race: the prices get tighter

Prices as at 6.30 pm. Click for latest updates

Betfair’s last price matched has Beckett as favourite

With just three days to go before MPs elect their new speaker there’s been a lot of activity on the betting markets with Bercow, Beckett and Young pulling away from the field.

On Betfair the “last prices matched” (at 3.10pm) were Beckett 3.55 (5/2), Young 4.3 (3.3/1), Bercow 5 (4/1), Widdecombe 9.8 (8.8/1). The last price matched is often a better indicator than the price being offered

The price panel above is colour coded to show which prices are getting tighter (blue) and which are getting longer (pink). There are some differences between the bookmakers with PaddyPower’s 5/1 on Sir George Young looking like good value.

It looks as though it’s going to be a long session on Monday afternoon and Ladbrokes has a market on how many rounds of voting there will be.

Best of luck.

Mike Smithson

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