Former Belfast Lord Mayor Gavin Robinson favourite to win East Belfast

Former Belfast Lord Mayor Gavin Robinson favourite to win East Belfast

BOOKMAKERS Paddy Power are predicting that the DUP will take back east Belfast in next week’s Westminster Elections.

They are offering odds of 1/7 that Gavin Robinson will be the next Honourable Member for Belfast East in the House of Commons.

Sitting MP Naomi Long – who toppled Peter Robinson last time around – is 7/2 to hold onto east Belfast.

Sinn Fein are a 100/1 out-shot to take the seat.

The most interesting constituency to watch for is south Belfast where Alasdair McDonnell is up to against to rising stars within their own parties – Sinn Fein’s Mairtin O’Muilleoir and Jonathan Bell of the DUP.

The SDLP leader is 4/7 to keep his nose in the Westminster trough.

However,  junior Stormont Minister Bell is running him a close second at odds of 5/2.

And former Belfast Lord Mayor O’Muilleoir is sitting at 7/1.

His high profile could be the undoing of McDonnell and let Bell in up the rails to clinch the seat back into unionist hands.

In North Belfast, Nigel Dodds is 1/9 favourite to retain his seat with Gerry Kelly is at 4/1. The SDLP are stuck in the stalls at 50/1.

And in west Belfast, Paul Maskey is surefire favourite at 1/10 with Alex Attwood out a 11/1 to bring the seat into the SDLP camp.


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