Politics By Graham Sharpe

11/2 SNP to be in coalition govt after general election

With the government outlining the powers it intends to trasfer to Holyrood, William Hill are offering odds of 11/2 that the SNP will be involved in a coalition government following the General Election; 4/1 that there will be another Scottish Independence Referendum before the end of 2020; 6/4 that there will be another by the end of 2024.

'With the outcome of the General Election very likely to produce a Hung Parliament there is every likelihood that the next government will be a coalition, and the SNP could well have enough seats to hold the balance of power' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

With opinion polls boosting the chances of the SNP picking up a large majority of Scottish seats, William Hill now make the Party 1/6 to beat Labour in Scotland (7/2 vice versa), and have cut the odds for them to collect 26 or more seats from 4/6 to 4/7; while Labour have been cut from 5/1 to 4/1 to end up with between 6 and 10 seats inclusive. They are down from 8/1 to 7/1 to win five or fewer, and 5/1 to take 11-15.