Cameron No Longer Top Tory By 2016?
DESPITE reports that senior Conservatives are planning on retaining David Cameron as Tory leader even if the Party fail to win the Election, bookmakers William Hill believe that he is odds-on to cease leading the Party before 2015 is over. Hills make him 4/6 to stand down as leader during 2015, 11/10 to survive into 2016.
'We think Mr Cameron will struggle to hang on to his leadership if he fails for a second time to manage an outright General Election victory' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Boris Johnson is 9/4 favourite to succeed Cameron as Tory leader with Hills, who also offer 9/2 Theresa May; 10/1 George Osborne; 12/1 Philip Hammond; Sajid Javid; 16/1 Michael Gove; 25/1 Esther McVeigh.
PRIME MINISTER, AUG 1, 2015?......4/7 D Cameron; 11/8 E Miliband; 14/1 anyone else.
WILLIAM HILL ODDS: GENERAL ELECTION OUTCOME...1/5 Hung Parliament; 4/1 Con-LD Coalition; 9/2 Coalition involving SNP; 9/2 Con minority govt; 5/1 Labour minority govt; 11/2 Con majority; 11/2 Lab-LD coalition; 7/1 Coalition involving Ukip; 9/1 Lab majority; 20/1 Coalition involving Greens; 33/1 Con-Lab coalition; 50/1 Ukip majority; 500/1 Lib Dem majority.
TO BE LARGEST SINGLE PARTY....8/13 Conservatives; 5/4 Labour; 33/1 Ukip; 400/1 Lib Dems.
POLITICAL PUNTERS FOCUS ON SOUTH THANET
Bookmakers William Hill say that the most popular constituency in the General Election with political punters is South Thanet - where they have taken more money and more bets than for any other.
'There is already a hefty five figure sum riding on the outcome in South Thanet, with Ukip, whose candidate is Nigel Farage, having attracted 36% of all bets struck, ahead of Al 'Pub Landlord' Murray, on whom 25% have been gambled. 19% of bets are on the Tories to win; 17% on Labour; 2% Lib Dems; 1% on the Greens.' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
S THANET: 1/3 Ukip; 3/1 Conservative; 9/1 Labour; 50/1 Al 'Pub Landlord' Murray; 150/1 Greens; 150/1 Lib Dems.