Politics By Graham Sharpe

Cheers! Al Murray 9/4 To Retain Deposit In S Thanet

Bookmakers William Hill have installed 'Pub Landlord', Al Murray and his Free United Kingdom Party at 80/1 chance to pull off one of the biggest shocks in British political history by winning the South Thanet constituency at the General Election.

Hills believe he will struggle to retain his deposit - and offer odds of 9/4 that he manages to do so, but  it is1/3 that he fails and loses his deposit.

However, Hills have made FUKP 6/4 favourites to win the three horse race against the Greens and the L,ib Dems, each offered at 7/4.

'Al Murray's Party will certainly add colour to the canvassing activities in South Thanet, but while we think he could well defeat both the Greens and Lib Dems we make Nigel Farage odds-on favourite to win the seat for UKIP.' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

WILLIAM HILL SOUTH THANET CONSTITUENCY ODDS;

TO WIN THE SEAT; 8/13 UKIP; 13/8 Conservatives; 6/1 Labour; 80/1 Free United Kingdom Party; 150/1 Greens; 150/1 Lib Dems.

AL MURRAY 9/4 TO RETAIN HIS DEPOSIT; 1/3 TO LOSE IT.

TO WIN 'THREE-PARTY' RACE (To win most votes): 6/4 Free United Kingdom Party; 7/4 Greens; 7/4 Lib Dems.