General Election Politics By Graham Sharpe

£20,000 Bet On Tories Winning Most Seats

A WILLIAM HILL customer from Southgate in London, has staked a £20,000 bet at odds of 4/11 (potential profit £7272) that the Tories will emerge from the General Election as the largest single Party - but Hills believe Ed Miliband has a better chance than David Cameron of being Prime Minister once the dust of the vote settles, and make him 15/8 to be in Number 10 come August 1, with Cameron 11/8 to be in residence then.

Nick Clegg has claimed he won't join a coalition government relying on the SNP for a majority, and Hills offer 13/8 that the Lib Dems will be part of a government coalition, but 4/9 that they will not.

With so many potential governments possible, William Hill are offering 2/1 that the make-up of the government resulting from the General Election will not be in place before June 1.

MOST SEATS AT GENERAL ELECTION...1/3 Cons; 9/4 Labour; 200/1 Ukip; 500/1 LD

MOST VOTES AT GENERAL ELECTION...1/3 Cons; 9/4 Lab; 100/1 Ukip; 500/1 LD

PM ON AUGUST 1....8/15 Miliband; 11/8 Cameron; 25/1 Anyone else

One William Hill client from S West London has gambled £10,000 on the Tories collecting 276-300 seats at odds of 6/4, standing to make a profit of £15,000.....they are now 6/5 276-300; 5/2 251-275; 3/1 301-325.

Labour are 5/4 to win 251-275 seats; 13/8 276-300; 6/1 226-250

SNP; 6/4 51 or more; 5/2 46-50; 3/1 41-45; 6/1 36-40; 7/1 31-35......5/1 to win every Scottish seat.

OUTCOME OF GENERAL ELECTION...13/8 Labour minority; 11/4 Conservative minority; 6/1 Con-LD coalition; 7/1 Coalition involving SNP; 7/1 Lab-LD coalition; 15/2 Conservative majority; 22/1 Labour majority; 25/1 Coalition involving DUP; 28/1 Coalition involving UKIP; 33/1 Coalition between Con-Lab; 40/1 Coalition involving Greens; 200/1 UKIP majority; 1000/1 Lib Dem majority.

1/10 Hung Parliament.

WILLIAM HILL......WHEN WILL THE PRIME MINISTER PUBLICLY CONFIRM THE MAKE-UP OF THE GOVERNMENT HE OR SHE WILL LEAD...........?

  • By 23:59 on 8th May - 4/1
  • 9th - 12th May - 5/2
  • 13th -16th May - 7/2
  • 17th-31st May - 8/1
  • 1st June or later - 2/1