Politics By Graham Sharpe

6/1 Salmond To Be Govt Minister

OOKMAKERS William Hill have installed Alex Salmond as 1/8 favourite to win the Gordon constituency for the SNP at the General Election - and offer 6/1 that he will go on to become a Minister in the next Government.

'Mr Salmond is a formidable politician who would not take on a constituency he didn't expect to win, and with the SNP likely to end up with 25 or more seats their chances of being involved in a coalition government are realistic' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

GORDON CONSTITUENCY: 1/8 SNP; 9/2 LIB DEMS; 25/1 Tories; 33/1 Labour; 100/1 Ukip

SNP TO BE INVOLVED IN COALITION GOVERNMENT AT NEXT GENERAL ELECTION- 13/2

ALEX SALMOND TO BE MINISTER IN NEXT GOVT- 6/1

SNP SEATS AT NEXT GENERAL ELECTION; 5/6 26 OR MORE; 3/1 16-20; 7/2 21-25; 6/1 11-15; 12/1 6-10; 33/1 0-5.