We now have a local shortlist for Labours candidate for SOUTHSHIELDS & UKIP announce their candidate is Richard Elvin who came second in Middlesbrough by election last year, here is the latest betting.
Labour price has shortened to 1/33 effectively 3% interest on your stake money. Describes the monumental challenge to anyone else to win SOUTHSHIELDS.
UKIP price with most bookies has drifted to 16/1 William Hills is the last to keep them at 10/1 but expect that to drift as well soon. Yet there is still the same amount of bets being taken for UKIP as there is for Labour.
TORIES are starting to drift out to 100/1 and are still 7/2 to lose deposit.
LIB DEMS are 200/1 and 5/6 to lose deposit with 100% bets being taken on LIBDEMS losing deposit.
Still a lot of time for things to change, as date still to be set and full candidate list to be declared.