Politics By Graham Sharpe

Rochester Certs - UKIP win, Lib Dems lose deposit!

WITH THE Rochester by-election now set to take place on November 20, bookmakers William Hill believe it will produce two betting certainties - a UKIP win, which is quoted at 1/4, and the Lib Dems to lose their deposit - offered at a humiliating 1/10.

'Mark Reckless is being backed to win for UKIP as though defeat were out of the question, and the Lib Dems are offered at 11/2 to retain their deposit, but we can't find any takers' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

WILLIAM HILL: ROCHESTER BY ELECTION...1/ 4 ukip; 11/4 Cons; 16/1 Labour; 200/1 Lib Dems

LIB DEMS TO LOSE DEPOSIT?...1/10 YES; 11/2 NO.

UKIP SEATS AFTER GENERAL ELECTION?.....7/1 NONE; 11/2 ONE OR TWO; 7/1 THREE OR FOUR; 8/13 FIVE OR MORE.