BOOKIES have slashed the odds on a General Election being held in 2018 after yesterday’s chaos in Westminster.

Katie Baylis of Betfair said: “In one of the most tumultuous 24 hours for the Tories this year, Theresa May faces a party in turmoil and the odds of an election being called this year have been slashed from 5/1 to 6/4.”

Oddschecker’s George Elek said that 90 per cent of bets placed on when the next election will be had backed it taking place before 2019. He said: “Punters are sensing that a coup could be on the horizon, and it could be yet another walk to the polling station for UK voters.”

Ladbrokes slashed its odds from 11/2 on Sunday night to 5/2 for another vote before the year is out and then reduced it AGAIN down to 7/4.

Alex Apati from Ladbrokes said: “It’s all change in the Conservative camp and our traders now make a 2018 General Election more likely than ever as a result.”

However, the 2011 Fixed-term Parliaments Act, make it tricky for an election to be called unless MPs are willing to unpick the legislation as they did in 2017.

With Survation yesterday putting Labour on 40 per cent, with the Tories on 38 per cent, May’s backbenchers might be unwilling to take the risk.