Politics By Graham Sharpe

SNP set to govern UK?


As a poll predicts a slump in Labour's support in Scotland, Alex Salmond is a 6/1 chance with William Hill to become a government minister after the General Election - which Hills offer 13/2 will result in a Labour-SNP coalition government.

Mr Salmond is 1/8 favourite with Hills to win the Gordon seat at the General Election. Hills make the SNP 5/6 to win 26 or more seats at the General Election - a number which might well result in Labour being unable to win an overall majority.

'Labour may well be forced to team up with the SNP in order to form a government' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe, 'And the price to pay for their compliance would be likely to include a Ministerial role for Mr Salmond - who we quote at 20/1 to accept a Peerage at any stage.'

How many seats will SNP win at G Election?....33/1 0-5; 12/1 6-10; 6/1 11-15; 3/1 16-20; 7/1 21-25 ; 5/6 26 or more.

How many seats will Labour win in Scotland at GE?..40/1 0-5; 18/1 6-10; 7/1 11-15; 5/1 16-20; 11/4 21-25; 3/1 26-30; 7/2 31-35; 11/2 36-40; 9/1 41-45; 8/1 46 or more.