Liberals lifting for Braddon byelection: Sportsbet

The Liberals’ chances of winning the Braddon federal byelection are improving, going by a betting market.

Brett Whiteley. Picture: Cordell Richardson.

Brett Whiteley. Picture: Cordell Richardson.

Online betting agency sportsbet.com.au had the Liberals (Brett Whiteley) at $2.10 to win the seat on Friday.

The Liberals were in from $3 quoted last week.

Labor (Justine Keay) had drifted from $1.35 to $1.45.

The Greens were out from $12 to $21.

They are yet to name their candidate.

Labor was favourite in four of the five seats  around the nation to be decided by byelections.

Four of those, including the Braddon byelection, arose from the dual citizenship fiasco.

Ms Keay took Braddon from Mr Whiteley in the 2016 election as the Liberals lost their three Tasmanian House of Representatives seats to Labor.

However, she was caught up in the dual citizenship issue and resigned earlier this month.

Of the five electorates due for byelections, the Liberals ($1.55) were favoured to win only Mayo, in South Australia.

                                                       - SEAN FORD

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