LONDON, April 18 Britain's ruling Conservative
Party are 1 to 10 to take the most seats in a June 8 General
Election, according to odds quoted by bookmaker Ladbrokes
It made the Conservatives 1 to 5 to be the majority party.
The opposition Labour Party is 7 to 1 to win the most seats
and 12 to 1 to gain a majority of seats, according to Ladbrokes.
The bookmakers gave odds of 5 to 1 for no overall majority.
British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an
early election, saying it was the only way to guarantee
political stability for years ahead as Britain negotiates its
way out of the European Union.
"May's change of heart has caught everyone by surprise, but
it's looking hard to see Labour springing their own (surprise)
on June 8 with the Tories long odds-on for victory," said a
(Reporting by James Davey; editing by Kate Holton)