Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

`No' Men Say Yes to Pounds 1,361.54

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

`No' Men Say Yes to Pounds 1,361.54

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Byline: By Ross Smith

If anti-regional assembly campaigner Neil Herron wants to thank the people who helped him beat the bookies, he needs to share his winnings 696,519 ways.

North East No campaign leader Mr Herron and strategy director Colin Moran staked pounds 2,000 on a "No" vote in last week's assembly poll.

And after North-East voters overwhelmingly turned it down ( with 696,519 saying "No" ( they walked out of a Ladbrokes shop in Sunderland yesterday with a pounds 1,361.54 profit.

They were able to stake their first pounds 600 at odds of 5/6, but Ladbrokes shortened them to 8/13 for the rest of the wager.

And though they had walked in prepared to lay pounds 18,000 on the counter, the pounds 2,000 limit was agreed.

Mr Moran joked: "Had Ladbrokes been prepared to really take us on, we might own them by now.

"But when the trainer and the jockey are ready to put such big money on a horse, you can't blame them for starting to get worried. …

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