Politics General Election By Graham Sharpe

Danny Alexander Lib Dem Optimism Misplaced Odds

DANNY ALEXANDER has been talking up the Lib Dems chances of retaining seats in Scotland - but bookmakers William Hill make them favourites in only three of the 11 seats they currently hold in Scotland - with the SNP favourites in each of the remaining eight seats.

And Hills are offering 4/1 that the Lib Dems will take more seats at the General Election than the SNP, who are 1/5 to outdo the Lib Dems with a tie between them quoted at 11/1.

'Danny Alexander is not even fancied to hold his own constituency, where he is a 7/2 shot' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe, 'And we expect the Lib Dems to win just three Scottish seats and to be reduced to 21-30 in total at the General Election.

CURRENT LIB DEM SCOTTISH SEATS....ARGYLL BUTE - 1/12 SNP; 10/1 LDs; 22/1 Con; 25/1 Lab;....BERWICKSHIRE ROXBURGH SELKIRK- 5/4 LDs; 7/4 Con; 5/2 SNP; 150 Lab......CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND EASTER ROSS- 8/15 SNP; 11/8 LDs; 25/1 Lab; 150/1 Con...EDINBURGH W- 4/6 SNP; 7/4 Lab; 7/1 LDs; 16/1 Con;.....E DUNBARTONSHIRE- 4/6 SNP; 11/4 LDs; 4/1 Lab; 25/1 Con....FIFE NE- 2/7 SNP; 5/2 LDs; 28/1 Con; 80/1 Lab.......GORDON - 1/10 SNP; 11/2 LDs; 40/1 Con; 40/1 Lab; 150 Ukip....INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH STRATHSPEY- 1/6 SNP; 7/2 LDs; 25/1 Lab;...ORKNEY SHETLAND- 1/9 LDs; 4/1 SNP; 100/1 Con/Lab....ROSS,SKYE,LOCHABER- 8/11 LDs; Evens SNP; 80/1 Lab; 100/1 Con.....W ABERDEENSHIRE KINCARDINE- 4/11 SNP; 9/2 Con; 9/2 LDs; 100/1 Lab.

GENERAL ELECTION: To win more seats: 1/5 SNP; 4/1 LDs; 11/1 Tie

TOTAL LD SEATS AT GENERAL ELECTION....9/1  0-10......11/4  11-20;.....11/8  21-30.......5/2 31-40......12/1  41-50;....20/1  51+

NICK CLEGG STILL LIB DEM LEADER Jan 1, 2016?......2/5 NO; 7/4 NO