The Conservatives have targeted Birmingham Northfield as a winnable seat in the next General Election – but the bookies don’t agree.

Northfield is one of the Tories’ 40 target seats but candidate Rachel Maclean is considered a 12/1 chance of ousting incumbent Labour MP Richard Burden in 2015.

Ms Maclean, who previously headed up Skills for Birmingham, has become a recognisable face as an opponent of Labour’s “garden tax” in the city.

But Mr Burden has held the seat since 1992, securing more than 40 per cent of the vote last time, and is 33/1 on with Ladbrokes to repeat the feat.

Rachel Maclean
Rachel Maclean is standing for the Conservatives in Northfield in the General Election
 

UKIP’s Keith Rowe is considered a 33/1 shot for the seat with Liberal Democrat Steve Haynes a 100/1 chance.

All odds are subject to change and were correct at the time this story was written.

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