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Cllr. David Potts, South TynesideWhat are the odds?

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Are some people investing in South Tyneside councillor David Potts down at the bookies? The odds for Chancellor Alistair Darling losing his parliamentary seat in Edinburgh have shortened to 13/2 at William Hill, the market has obviously been active.

His opponent at the general election will be the leader of the small Conservative group on South Tyneside Council, David Potts (pictured), and with a swing only half of the size recorded at Crewe and Nantwich in favour of the Tories (17%), Darling is quite vulnerable. 8.25% would be all that is required to put the letters MP after Potts’ name.

Here is the market on other Cabinet members

To lose their seat:
2/7 Smith
13/2 Darling
8/1 Straw
10/1 Denham
12/1 Purnell, Hoon
14/1 Johnson, Alexander, Blears, Ed Miliband, Cooper
16/1 David Miliband, Burnham
40/1 Brown

If Potts becomes an MP, would he continue as a councillor? I believe there is precedent in South Tyneside.

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Written by curly

June 5, 2008 at 7:32 pm

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  1. They’d probably all go if they suffered the same 17.6% swing as Crew and Nantwich a few weeks ago.
    Hope you are well Curly.

    Ellee

    June 6, 2008 at 10:29 pm


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