Politics By Graham Sharpe

UKIP odds on to retain Rochester at General Election

UKIP have been installed as 4/11 favourites by William Hill to retain the Rochester & Strood seat at the General Election, with the Conservatives 2/1 to win it back.

Hills have cut the UKIP from 4/9 to 2/5 to win five or more seats at the General Election and make them 5/1 to be part of a government coalition following the General Election.

The odds for 'No overall majority' have been cut to their shortest price pf 1/2 (from 4/7) by Hills, who offer 3/1 Con-LD coalition; 10/3 Labour majority;4/1 Lab-LD coalition; 9/2 Tory majority; 5/1 coalition involving UKIP; 11/2 coalition involving SNP; 7/1 Conservative minority govt; 7/1 Labour minority govt; 50/1 UKIP majority; 500/1 Lib Dem majority.

UKIP seats at General Election: 10/1 None; 4/1 1-2; 8/1 3-4; 2/5 Five or more; 7/1 50 or more; 16/1 100 or more.

ROCHESTER & STROOD AT GENERAL ELECTION......4/11 UKIP; 2/1 Cons; 20/1 Labour; 200/1 Lib Dems.

MPs TO DEFECT TO UKIP BEFORE GENERAL ELECTION....4/6 Two or more; 2/1 None; 9/2 One