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Ladbrokes: Punters paid out as as Tory MP flouts hosepipe ban

LADBROKES HAVE paid out to punters who backed MP's to flout the hosepipe ban.

In now what seems a huge price, the bookies offered 5/1 last week that an MP would be seen breaching the hosepipe ban at any point this year. And thanks to Water Minister, Richard Benyon, nifty punters have pocketed a small fortune.

It's now odds-on (4/6) that another MP flouts the ban this year or 33/1 the ban is disregarded completely by an MP who's spotted using one in a water fight.

The firm have also cut the odds of the ban lasting all year to 2/1 (from 3/1).

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "Benyon needs a good hosing down after this embarrassing debacle. Punters knew that MP's were unlikely to practice what they preach, and they've netted a nice profit from doing so."

Ladbrokes latest betting*

Ban to last throughout 2012 2/1 (applies to seven firms with bans starting on the 5th of April)

When will the last of the seven firms who initiated a ban on the 5th of April end their ban?

Before the 15th of November 5/6

After the 15th of November 5/6

Any MP or member of their staff to be spotted flouting the hosepipe ban in 2012 4/6

 Any MP or member of their staff to be spotted using a hosepipe in water fight in 2012 33/1




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