Seconds after UK Prime Minister Theresa May this morning called a surprise UK General Election for June 8, leading bookmakers were hurriedly sharing their odds on the outcome.

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May's Conservative government clearly feels this an opportune moment to call an election and the early odds appear to back her decision with Paddy Power offering 8/13 on an outright Conservative majority, while the opposition Labour party look very long at 9/1.

Paddy Power also has the Conservatives at 1/5 to secure the most seats with Labour out at 4/1.

Betfred is even more confident of a Tory walkover, offering the Conservatives at 1/10 to win the most seats while Labour are at 7/1. 

SkyBet also favours the Conservatives to win the most seats, at 1/10. The bookie has Sky at its longest odds yet, a distant 10/1 to have the most MPs after the June 8 poll.