Cameron Odds-Against To Be PM In August
AT LAST the General Election campaign has seen someone backing the Lib Dems to win something – the three horse race in S Thanet between them, Al ‘Pub Landlord’ Murray’s FUKP party, and the Greens.
They are all 150/1 outsiders to win the seat, but for weeks Murray has been 6/4 to collect more votes than the other two, who were each offered at 7/4 to come out on top – however, there has now been a gamble on the LDs, and their odds have collapsed to 6/5, with the other two each out to 2/1. 'This is one of, if not the biggest gamble(s) on anything to do with the Lib Dems so far in this Election campaign, with a number of three figure bets staked on them' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe, And it could well thwart the Landlord's landslide of success.'
Murray is 11/4 to retain his deposit, 1/4 to lose it.
In other news, though, the Lib Dems are expected to lose around half of their existing seats at tHe General Election and Hills now offer them at 5/4 to end up with 21-30; 11/5 31-40;3/1 11-20; 9/1 0-10; 16/1 41-50; 28/1 51+. ls also offer 5/4 for them to have 27 or more; 4/7 26 or fewer.
As a result, William Hill make Nick Clegg 1/3 no longer to be Lib Dem leader on Jan 1, 2016, 9/4 still to be in place - and Tim Farron is 4/7 favourite to succeed him.
UKIP’s Nigel Farage is 4/7 to win the South Thanet seat with the Tories at 5/2, Lab 11/2.
CAMERON ODDS-AGAINST TO BE PM
ED MILIBAND has been backed from 4/5 to 8/11 favourite with William Hill to be Prime Minister on August 1, 2015 - and, for the first time, David Cameron is quoted at odds-against still to be PM by then, with his odds lengthened from 10/11 to 11/10.
Hills also offer 8/11 that Miliband will remain Labour leader for longer than Cameron remains Tory leader - with Cameron Evens to stay the leader of his Party longer than Miliband.
But, Hills make Cameron's Tories 4/9 to win more seats than Miliband's Labour, who are 7/4 to do vice versa; while the Conservatives are 1/3, and Labour 9/4, to win most votes.
Labour are better fancied at 1/7 to win more seats in Scotland than the Tories, who are 7/1 to outdo Labour with a tie between them 8/1.
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.