Politics General Election By Graham Sharpe

Clegg Clogged In Hallam? Who'll Win 7 Leader Debate?

NICK CLEGG is in great danger of losing his seat in Sheffield Hallam, say bookmakers William Hill after a flurry of bets of up to £400 a time for Labour to take the constituency forced the Lib Dem leader's odds to lengthen dramatically.

'Mr Clegg was hot favourite at 1/3, but his odds have now lengthened to 1/2 as Labour, who were once as long as 7/1 to capture the seat, have been slashed to 6/4, with one client gambling £400 on them to win the seat' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.'Political punters are betting Mr Clegg will be clogged and cleared out of Parliament.'

And Mr Clegg has been lengthened still to be Lib Dem leader on January 1, 2016 from 7/4 to 9/4. He is 1/3 to have left the post by then.

NICK CLEGG is 9/1 with Hills to be voted the Best performing leader in Thursday's 7 Leader TV Debate - but just 7/2 to be the Worst.

'We are making two markets on the 7 Leader Debates - who will be voted the Best performer, and who will be voted the Worst in the ComRes Instant poll to be announced shortly afterwards' said Graham Sharpe.

TO BE VOTED 'BEST' IN 7 LEADER DEBATE....13/8  Nigel Farage; 3/1 David Cameron; 3/1 Ed Miliband; 7/1 Nicola Sturgeon; 9/1 Nick Clegg; 14/1 Leanne Wood; 20/1 Natalie Bennett.(As decided by ComRes instant poll)

TO BE VOTED 'WORST' IN 7 LEADER DEBATE...2/1 Natalie Bennett; 3/1 Leanne Wood; 7/2 Nick Clegg; 7/1 Nicola Sturgeon; 9/1 Ed Miliband; 10/1 David Cameron; 12/1 Nigel Farage. (As decided by ComRes instant poll)

GUERNSEY GAMBLE......A Guernsey-based client of William Hill has staked £1000 on the Conservatives to win the General Election with a clear overall majority at odds of 5/1.

LATEST WILLIAM HILL GENERAL ELECTION ODDS....1/5 Hung Parliament; 2/1 Labour minority govt; 11/4 Conservative minority govt; 5/1 Conservative majority govt; 6/1 Con-LD Coalition; 13/2 Coalition involving SNP; 8/1 Lab-LD Coalition;14/1 Labour majority govt ;16/1 Coalition involving UKIP;  25/1 Coalition involving DUP; 33/1 Coalition involving Greens; 33/1 Con-Lab Coalition; 100/1 UKIP majority; 500/1 Lib Dem majority

LIB DEMS to remain in government via coalition? - 2/1 Yes; 4/11 No.

WILLIAM HILL expect David Cameron still to be Prime Minister after the Election and make him 4/7 favourite to be PM on August 1, 2015, with Ed Miliband 11/8. It is 14/1 that anyone else will be in the role by then.


WHICH PARTY WILL WIN MOST SEATS? - 2/5 Conservatives; 7/4 Labour; 50/1 Lib Dems; 400/1 Lib Dems