Politics By Graham Sharpe

Purple Reign As UKIP Head For Commons

AFTER THEIR success in the local elections, and with an expected triumph to follow in the Euro elections, when the results are annouced at the weekend, UKIP are now odds-on for the first time to win one or more Parliamentary seats at the General Election with William Hill who make them 5/6 to do so.
They could, of course, win a seat in the House of Commons earlier than that - and are 10/3 to win the imminent Newark by-election with Hills who make the Conservatives 2/7 favourites, with Labour 8/1 and the Lib Dems 250/1.
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.