Politics By Graham Sharpe

Political Pundits Elect To Take A Punt

POLITICAL punters are busy speculating with William Hill on the outcome of forthcoming polls, votes, elections and referenda - and hundreds of thousands of pounds are already rifing on the outcome.

'Worldwide political betting is flourishing as never before, with the Euro elections imminent, followed shortly after by the Scottish independence referendum, next year, the General Election and then the US Presidential Election takes the limelight.' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

'With bets of up to £200,000 already struck on the outcome of the Scottish Referendum, and four figure bets regularly placed on the majority of markets,political wagering is enjoying a real boom'


**Euro Elections : To receive most votes: 8/15 UKIP; 2/1 Labour; 11/2 Conservatives;250/1 Lib Dems.

**In/out EU referendum during lifetime of next govt? - 1/4 No; 11/4 yes.

**Scottish Independence Referendum: 4/11 No; 2/1 Yes; %age turnout- 66% amd over- 2/5; Under 66%- 7/4.

**General Election: Next government: 6/4 Labour majority; 3/1 Conservative majority; 7/2 Lab-Lib coalition; 5/1 Cons-Lib coalition; 25/1 Coalition involving UKIP; 250/1 Lib Dem majority; 5/1 other outcome (inc minority govt).

**To receive more votes: 4/9 Lib Dems v 13/8 UKIP.

**US Presidential Election: 4/6 H Clinton; 10/1 E Warren; 16/1 J Biden; A Cuomo; 20 K Gillibrand; M O Malley. Winning Party - 4/5 Dems; Evs Reps; 100 Indie.