by Ryan D. Jaeger
The Labour Party is lagging in third place in recent polls which have the Conservatives likely to win the next general elections next week.
David Cameron seems to have sealed the odds for his party after being declared the winner of the third and final election debate that was aired on Thursday.
"If you vote Labour, you get more of the same," said Cameron in his final speech. "If you vote Liberal Democrat, it is uncertainty."
The latest markets at UK bookmakers have odds of 1/11 on a Conservative victory, Labour 13/2 and Liberal Democrats 18/1.
But while Cameron may have won the debate, it is not yet sure whether he will be able to grab an overall parliamentary majority in order to form a government on his won.
The Sun poll shows Conservatives with 34%, the Lib Dems with 31% and Labour only 27%.
Brown's embarrassing campaign gaffe, which saw him literally groveling for forgiveness from a pensioner whom he insulted in what he thought was private, put the Labour government into hotter water than ever before.
Despite attempts to laugh at his mistake of calling her a "bigoted woman" after forgetting to remove his press microphone, Brown failed to move the voters who considered his performance in the debate to be poor.
Odds for a hung parliament (Majority) at UK bookies as follows:
None (hung parliament) 4/6
Conservative Majority 6/5
Labour Majority 28/1
Liberal Democrat Majority 50/1