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Jeremy Corbyn says he hopes Norwich man who bet £10,000 on him to win the general election will use his 'winnings' for a good cause

PUBLISHED: 17:44 13 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:54 14 May 2017

Bookmaker Betfred said the man, who is thought to be in his 20s, made the bet in one of the companys Norwich shops yesterday. Photo: Nick Butcher

Bookmaker Betfred said the man, who is thought to be in his 20s, made the bet in one of the companys Norwich shops yesterday. Photo: Nick Butcher

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After learning that a Norwich man had placed £10,000 worth of bets on him to win the general election, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he wished the man well with his winnings.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, to talk about the international cyber attack which hit the hospital. Photo: Victoria Jones/PA WireLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn at the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, to talk about the international cyber attack which hit the hospital. Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Asked if he was as confident of being handed the keys to Number 10 as the man who placed the bet was, Mr Corbyn said: “I wish him well and I hope he does well out of the winnings. I don’t want any share of it.

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“I hope he uses them for a good cause.”

As he turned to walk away he remarked, “£10,000!” to his aide Kat Fletcher.

Mr Corbyn was talking outside the James Paget Hospital after a campaign visit to the east coast.

Bookmaker Betfred said the man, who is thought to be in his 20s, made the bet in one of the company’s Norwich shops on Thursday.

It is the joint-largest bet made in the country on the Islington North candidate ahead of the general election on June 8.

The man, who has not been named, placed £6,000 on Mr Corbyn to be the next prime minister at 12/1 odds.

A further £3,000 was bet on the Labour party winning the most seats at 20/1.

And £1,000 - at 40/1 odds - was placed on Labour to achieve the majority of seats next month.

Betfred said if all three of his bets come off, he will see a £182,000 return for his money.

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