A PUNTER in Aberdeen has placed a £3,000 bet on the Lib Dems to beat Alex Salmond in the General Election.
The SNP is expected to win in the Gordon constituency in Thursday’s vote.
The Lib Dems currently hold the seat, but the odds on them to retain it are getting longer.
But this afternoon, one punter has bet £3,000 for Liberal Democrat Christine Jardine to win at odds of 5/1.
The wager was placed at a Ladbrokes shop on Aberdeen’s Union Street.
Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “We’ve taken our biggest Scottish constituency bet to date on the Lib Dems defying the odds to cling on in Gordon and keep Alex Salmond at bay.
“We know Salmond is fond of a punt himself, but have no evidence to suggest him or his supporters have hedged their bets in this situation!”
Also standing in the constituency is Colin Clark of the Conservatives, Labour’s Braden Davy and Emily Santos of UKIP.
Meanwhile, this year’s election has smashed all previous records for betting, with William Hill expecting up to £25 million to be gambled on the outcome.
One punter has staked the biggest ever General Election bet, of £200,000 that there will be a hung parliament with a return of £244,444.