If you want to have a small fortune, one of the best ways is to start with a large fortune and bet on British elections.

But if the bookies are to be believed, punters should be betting on both the town’s Conservative candidates to be returned for a third time in a row.

The major bookies all have Robert Buckland and Justin Tomlinson as odds on favourite in their races.

In South Swindon, the odds offered on a Robert Buckland hold range from 1/9 from Bet 365 to even shorter at 1/14 from Unibet.

Other bookies, William Hill, Paddy Power and Betfair all have Mr Buckland at 1/10.

Perhaps confusingly, Unibet also offer the shortest odds on Sarah Church, the Labour candidate taking the seat at 4/1.

Otherwise a punter can get odds of 5 or 6/1 on Ms Church, who contested the seat in 2017 and cut Mr Buckland’s majority in half going one step better.

The Liberal Democrat candidate for the constituency Stan Pajak is the outsider with prices ranging from 25 to 50/1.

In North Swindon Conservative Justin Tomlinson is very much the bookies’ favourite with odds ranging from a tiny 1/33 to 1/50.

That means a better would have to put £33 on a Tomlinson victory just to get £1 (plus stake) back.

Labour’s Kate Linnegar is at offered at odds between 9 and 12/1. Liberal Democrat Katie Critchlow is offered at 50 or 66/1 and the Green Andy Bentley is offered at prices over 110/1.

If you’re going to place a bet, bet responsibly.