Politics By Graham Sharpe

Clegg Favourite To Be First Big 4 Casualty

Nick Clegg is favourite with William Hill to be the first of the 'Big Four' Party leaders to go after the General Election.

Hills make the Lib Dem leader Even money favourite to be the first out, with Ed Miliband 15/8 second favourite; David Cameron 9/2 and Nigel Farage 10/1.

'It is very unlikely that all four of these Leaders can survive for any length of time after the General Election- and we are offering 16/1 that all four of them will still be in place on January 1, 2016' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

The two leaders most likely to fail to be elected look to be Nigel Farage - who is 4/7 to win in South Thanet 7/4 Cons;10/1 Lab 33/1 Al Murray), and Nick Clegg, 2/5 for victory in Sheffield Hallam where Labour are 15/8, with the Tories 20/1..

William Hill...First Leader To Go:

Nick Clegg EVS

Ed Miliband 15/8

David Cameron 9/2

Nigel Farage 10/1


**Caroline Lucas, the only Green MP, is 4/11 favourite to retain Brighton Pavilion where Labour are 15/8 with the Tories 40/1.


GENERAL ELECTION OUTCOME...2/9 No overall majority; 4/1 Con-LD coalition; 9/2 Coalition involving SNP; 5/1 Con overall majority 5/1 Labour minority; 11/2 Con minority govt; 7/1 Coalition involving Ukip; 9/1 Labour obverall majority; 20/1 Coalition involving Greens.

CELEBRITY POLITICS.....To become an MP at this General Election - 25/1 Queen's Brian May; 33/1 Al 'Pub Landlord' Murray; to poll most votes (both must stand)- 1/4 May; 11/4 Murray.