Politics By Graham Sharpe

Backers Barmy For Boris Bets

WILLIAM HILL have cut their odds for Boris Johnson to be the NEXT Prime Minister from 12/1 to 6/1 second favourite. ‘Boris bets have been the biggest political topic with us since his announcement that he intends to stand for Parliament, and he has even pushed betting on the Scottish Referendum into the background’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Boris is also 5/2 favourite to be next Tory leader;  2/1 to become a full Cabinet Minister during the lifetime of the next Government, and a 6/4 chance to be Prime Minister by the end of 2020.

He is 4/1 to stand down from his post as Mayor of London before his term officially finishes.

Boris is 1/ 2 to stand in Uxbridge & South Ruislip, where the Conservatives are 1/50 to win the seat, and 6/4 to stand anywhere else.

NEXT TORY LEADER….5/2 Boris; 4/1 T May; 10 G Osborne; 12 M Gove; P Hammond.

NEXT PM…4/5 E Miliband; 6/1 Boris.

OUTCOME OF GENERAL ELECTION…11/10 No overall majority; 2/1 Labour maj; 5/2 Con maj; 3/1 Con-LD coalition; 4/1 Lab-LD coalition; 14 Coalition involving UKIP; 66/1 UKIP maj; 500/1 Lib-Dem maj

NEXT MAYOR OF LONDON….4/11 Lab candidate; 11/4 Con candidate; 25/1 George Galloway; 66/1 LD candidate; 10/1 Other.