Wealthy and wise
Sir: Dominic Lawson (Diary, 18 April) writes that he knew of only one other per- son (besides Michael Trend) who guessed — or rather estimated — exactly the extent of the Conservative victory. Could he add me to his very short list.
On 7 and 8 April I made various bets about the election which included £80 at odds between 7 and 8 to 1 for the Conser- vatives to win an overall majority, £140 at odds between 9/4 and 3 to 1 that the Con- servatives would win most seats and a £20 bet at 25 to 1 that their majority would be between 19-24. These wagers can all be confirmed with Ladbrokes.
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