Politics General Election By Graham Sharpe

Clegg 7/4 To Remain Lib Dem Leader For Rest Of Year

NICK CLEGG is unlikely still to be Lib Dem leader at the end of the year, according to bookmakers William Hill, who offer 2/5 that he will have been replaced by then, and 7/4 that he is still Leader. He is 2/5 to retain his seat in Sheffield Hallam.

Tin Farron is  8/11 odds-on favourite with Hills to succeed Nick Clegg as Lib Dem leader - and the Party is a 2/1 chance to be part of a coalition government following the General Election.

Hills believe the Party will end up with between 21 and 30 seats - an 11/8 chance- at the Election, but make them 7/2 to score more seats than the SNP and 5/2 to receive more votes than Ukip.

LIB DEM SEATS at General Election.....11/8 21-30; 5/2 31-40; 11/4 11-20; 9/1 0-10; 12/1 41-50; 20/1 51+

TO BE PART OF COALITION GOVT AS RESULT OF GENERAL ELECTION....4/11 No; 2/1 Yes.

TO BE PART OF CON-LD COALITION AS RESULT OF GENERAL ELECTION...4/1

TO BE PART OF LAB-LD COALITION AS RESULT OF GENERAL ELECTION....9/1

LIB DEMS TO WIN MORE SEATS THAN SNP......1/4 SNP; 7/2 LDs; 9/1 Tie

LIB DEMS TO WIN MORE VOTES THAN UKIP....2/7 Ukip; 5/2 LDs.

NICK CLEGG STILL LEADER OF LIB DEMS ON JAN 1, 2016?......2/5 No; 7/4 Yes

TO SUCCEED NICK CLEGG AS LEADER.....8/11 Tim Farron; 5/1 Vince Cable; 8/1 Norman Lamb; 9/1 Ed Davey; 10/1 Danny Alexander; 20/1 Alastair Carmichael; 20/1 Steve Webb.

SHEFFIELD HALLAM....2/5 Nick Clegg; 15/8 Lab; 20/1 Cons; 40/1 Ukip.