Tories release bizarre advert warning never to ‘bet’ on Labour after two gambling scandals

The Conservative party have released an advert warning voters not to “bet” on Labour at the general election - amid two gambling scandals.

The 19-second video was shared on social media on the same week that a police constable working as part of Rishi Sunak’s protection team was arrested over alleged bets made related to the timing of the vote.

A statement from the Metropolitan Police said the officer was taken into custody on Monday 17 June on suspicion of misconduct in a public office and has since been bailed pending further inquiries.

One of Rishi Sunak’s closest parliamentary aides, meanwhile, is facing also a Gambling Commission probe after he “put a flutter” on when the election would take place.