Labour Conference 2010 observations 5: Did leaks from the Leadership count produce the late switch in the betting odds?

I gather a lot of people are looking with interest at the late change in the betting odds offered on which Miliband would win the Leadership. I am told that large sums were placed backing Ed Miliband after the count was completed by the Electoral Reform Society but before anyone in the Labour Party was told the result.
Some people are asking whether some of those counting cashed in with their privileged information by placing bets on what they by then knew was a certainty.
And as one person said to me: ‘What do you expect? Isn’t the Electoral Reform Society entirely populated by unreconstructed pre-Clegg Liberal Democrats?’

One thought on “Labour Conference 2010 observations 5: Did leaks from the Leadership count produce the late switch in the betting odds?”

  1. The wonder is that the Lib-Dems counting the votes didn’t broker a deal between Diane Abbot and Dave Davis.

    They’ll have to sort it themselves.

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