The shock betting market for the seat of Coffs Harbour
WITH NSW residents heading to the polls in their millions tomorrow, major gambling corporation Sportsbet has opened a market for the state election.
The Coalition are heavily favoured to retain power by the company, currently sitting at $1.38.
Labor have drifted in the market in recent days and currently sit at $3.
All other parties are currently rated a $101 chance or more.
Though the real intrigue for locals lies in the seat of Coffs Harbour.
Nationals candidate Gurmesh Singh is the odds-on favourite to take out the seat with Sportsbet, currently paying $1.20 to become the new member.
Labor man Tony Judge is on the second line of betting at $4, while Shooters, Fishers and Farmers candidate Stuart Davidson is $12.
The shock in the field, which may mark great value for willing punters, is Independent Sally Townley at $21.
Dr Townley has run a strong campaign and is a well known figure in the Coffs Harbour community, with the former Greens candidate a real threat to the Nationals stranglehold on the seat.
Fellow independent Ann Leonard is also $21.
An online poll The Advocate ran in early February had Sally Townley slightly ahead of Gurmesh Singh with more than 2,000 votes cast.
Who has won your vote in the State seat of Coffs Harbour?
This poll ended on 23 March 2019.
Jonathan Cassell, The Greens
Stuart Davidson, Shooters, Fishers and Farmers
Tony Judge, Australian Labor Party
Ann Leonard, Independent
Gurmesh Singh, The Nationals
Sally Townley, Independent
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.
The Greens' Jonathan Cassell stands at $51-1 while Robyn Marchant of the Animal Justice Party is $101-1 to win the seat. Voting centres for the NSW election open at 8am tomorrow.