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Guest Predictions: How did Gary Stanton do?

We asked NewsThump writer and liberal hummus-eating bedwetter Gary Stanton to predict the results of the weekend’s fixtures. The results are in, so let’s have a look at how he did.

10 points are awarded for getting the result bang on the money, 5 points for predicting the correct winner and 2 bonus points for getting within 5% of the score (Only if the correct winner is predicted).

Boris Johnson v Jeremy Hunt 

Gary’s prediction: Johnson 45% – 55% Hunt

Correct score: Johnson 37% – 63% Hunt

Correct winner: 5 points

Richard Littlejohn vs Melanie Phillips

Gary’s prediction: Littlejohn 55% – 45 Phillips

Correct score: Littlejohn 73% – 27% Phillips

Correct winner: 5 points

Kelvin MacKenzie vs Louise Mensch

Gary’s prediction: MacKenzie 75% – 25% Mensch

Correct score: MacKenzie 54% – 46% Mensch

Correct winner: 5 points

Tony Blair vs Theresa May 

Gary’s prediction: Blair 60% – 40% May

Correct score: Blair 39% – 61% May

Nil points

Toby Young vs Piers Morgan

Gary’s prediction: Young 30% – 70% Morgan

Correct score: Young 29% – 71% Morgan

Correct score: 5 points

Accuracy bonus: 2 points

Iain Duncan Smith vs Nigel Farage

Gary’s prediction: IDS 50% – 50% Farage

Correct score: IDS 21% – 79% Farage

Nil points

Mike Ashley vs Rupert Murdoch

Gary’s prediction: Ashley 45% – 55% Murdoch

Correct score: Ashley 8% – 92% Murdoch

Correct winner: 5 points

Philip Hammond vs Paul Dacre

Gary’s prediction: Hammond 20% – 80% Dacre

Correct score: Hammond 19% – 81% Dacre

Correct winner: 5 points

Accuracy bonus: 2 points

Rebekah Brooks vs Michael Gove 

Gary’s prediction: Brooks 35% – 65% Gove

Correct score: Brooks 34% – 66% Gove

Correct winner: 5 points

Accuracy bonus: 2 points

Gary scores 41 points!

You can view Gary’s full NewsThump archive here

Predictions League Standings

1. xxxy 59

2. Unnamed Insider 54

3. Paul Auntie 53

4. Jason Spacey 48

5. Summer Ray 46

6. The Sun Apologies 41

6. Gary Stanton 41

7. Oonagh Keating 37

7. Jim Smallman 37

7. Sir Michael 37

8. Professor Jack Darcy 35

9. Doc Hackenbush 32

10. Tiernan Douieb 24

11. Otto English 22

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