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PoliticalBetting.Com was established in March 2004 by Mike Smithson to provide a discussion platform and an information service for political gamblers and others keenly interested in the electoral processes and forecasting outcomes.
For 13 years Mike was a journalist with BBC News and was part of the team in the mid-1970s that handled the first Broadcasting of Parliament experiment. This was followed by regular stints at Westminster. In 1977 he ousted Denis McShane, the former Foreign Office Minister, as the National Executive member for the UK’s Radio and TV journalists at the NUJ.
He was a founder member of the Liberal Democrats and stood for Parliament at the 1992 General Election. He was elected twice as a County Councillor in Bedfordshire and has also been a Borough Councillor in Bedford.
Until deciding to work full time on Politicalbetting.com from January 2008 Mike Smithson worked as a university fundraiser and was the Director of Development at the LSE, Cambridge, Oxford and York universities. See Wikipedia entry.
He is the author of “The Political Punter – how to make money betting on politics”.
Unless stated all articles are written by Mike Smithson who will endeavour to ensure that all material is accurate when posted. However Politicalbetting.com can accept no responsibility for the information on the site and users should make their own checks before making a bet or taking any other action. The site can accept no responsibility either for the content of linked sites.
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