Politics By Graham Sharpe

UKIP Election Odds Slashed

UKIP have been backed from 80/1 to 25/1 with William Hill to become the largest single Party as a result of the General Election - the shortest odds any Party outside Labour, Tories or Lib Dems has ever been for such an achievement.

'It seems absurd that a Party with just one MP could become the largest Party in Parliament in seven months time, but any odds we offer about UKIP becoming the largest single Party are being taken by political punters, and we are already acquiring substantial potential liabilities as a result' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

GENERAL ELECTION; Largest single Party; 8/11 Labour ; 6/5 Conservatives; 25/1 UKIP; 250/1 Lib Dems

GENERAL ELECTION OUTCOME: 4/5 No overall majority; 2/1 Labour majority; 3/1 Con-Lib Dem coalition; 7/2 Tory majority; 4/1 Lab-Lib Dem coalition; 6/1 Coalition involving UKIP; 7/1 Tory minority govt; 7/1 Labour minority govt; 100/1 UKIP overall majority; 500/1 Lib Dem majority.

UKIP seats at General Eection: 7/1 None; 11/4 1-2; 6/1 3-4; 8/13 Five or more.

ROCHESTER BY ELECTION...1/3 UKIP; 9/4 Tories; 33/1 Labour.