Politics By Graham Sharpe

Labour Odds Lengthen As UKIP's Shorten

Top marks for Ukip, but:
HAS ED BOY LEARNED LESSON?

WITH UKIP set to receive top marks in the Euro election after a most satisfactory showing in the local elections, Labour leader Ed Miliband received a 'must do better' response to Labour's performance and is coming uder pressure, with William Hill legthening the odds of a Labour victory in the General Election from 11/8 to 2/1, and shortening the odds that Miliband may not even survive to lead his Party into that contest, from 7/1 to 11/2. Hills have even seen support for Ed's brother David to succeed him as Leader and make that a 10/1 chance.
NEXT LABOUR LEADER: 11/4 Yvette Cooper; 7/1 Chuka Umanna; 9/1 Jim Murphy; 14/1 David Miliband; Douglas Alexander; Ed Balls.16/1 Tristram Hunt.
Hills now believe the General Election is most likely to produce another Hung Parliament, and make that outcome their 6/5 favourite.
OUTCOME OF NEXT GENERAL ELECTION......11/10 No overall majority; 2/1 Labour majority; 9/4 Tory majority; 7/2 Lab-Lib coalition; 5/1 Con-Lib coalition; 14/1 Coalition involving UKIP; 100/1 UKIP majority; 300/1 Lib Dem majority. (4/1 any other outcome, including minority govt).

UKIP SHORTEST PRICE EVER TO WIN SEAT(S) AT GENERAL ELECTION:

WILLIAM HILL HAVE SLASHED UKIP FROM 5/6 TO 4/7 TO WIN ONE OR MORE SEATS AT THE GENERAL ELECTION - THIS IS THE SHORTEST PRICE EVER OFFERED FOR THIS EVENTUALITY.

UKIP TO WIN ONE OR MORE SEATS AT GENERAL ELECTION....4/7 yes; 5/4 no.

NICK CLEGG's future as Lib Dem Leader could be under threat after a poor local election showing and William Hill make him odds on - 8/11 - no longer to be Party Leader on January 1, 2016 - Even money still to be in charge.
Tim Farron is 6/4 favourite to succeed Clegg with Vince Cable 9/2; Ed Davey 6/1; Norman Lamb 8/1; Danny Alexander 10/1; Alistair Carmichael and Nick Harvey both 16/1.
**UKIP have been cut from 9/4 to 11/8 by Hills to poll more votes at the General Election than the Lib Dems who are 8/15 to do vice versa.

Newark by election odds...2/7 Con; 10/3 UKIP; 8/1 Lab; 250/1 Lib Dem.