Politics By Graham Sharpe

Ed Miliband Odds On To Be Next PM

William Hill are unable to split David Cameron and Ed Miliband to be the man entering Number 10 to run the country after the General Election - quoting each of them at Even money to do so.

However, Ed Miliband is a 4/5 chance to be the NEXT Prime Minister with Hills, who also offer: 6/1 Boris Johnson; 8/1 Theresa May; 10/1 Andy Burnham; 14/1 George Osborne; Yvette Ciooper; 16/1 Philip Hammond; 20/1 Chuka Umunna; 33/1 Nigel Farage.

However, whichever of Cameron and Miliband does emerge on top as a result of the General Election, the other may find it difficult to hold on to the leadership of his Party, and Hills are 16/1 that all four of the current major leaders - Cameron, Miliband, Clegg and Farage - will all still be in control on January 1, 2016.

WITH the outcome of the General Election looking the most difficult to predict for many years, William Hill have cut their odds for 2015 to see TWO General Elections from 8/1 to 6/1. 'Political punters are clearly betting that the first General Election will produce such a messy vote that any coalition which forms will have its work cut out to survive for more than a few weeks' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

William Hill currently offer 2/5 that the next General Election will produce no overall majority for any one Party. They offer 4/1 that the next government will be another Con-Lib Dem coalition; 9/2 a Labour majority; 9/2 a Tory majority; 9/2 a Labour minority government; 11/2 a Lab-Lib Dem coalition; 11/2 a Tory minority govt; 13/2 a coalition involving SNP; 7/1 Coalition involving UKIP; 50/1 Coalition involving Greens; 50/1 UKIP majority; 500/1 Lib Dem majority. 33/1 any other combination or government.

**HILLS OFFER 6/4 THAT THERE WILL BE AN IN/OUT REFERENDUM ON EU MEMBERSHIP DURING THE LIFETIME OF THE NEXT GOVT, 1/2 THAT THERE WILL NOT. It is 4/6 that the outcome of such a Referndum will be to STAY in the EU, 11/10 to QUIT. Hills offer 3/1 that the UK is out of the EU by 2020.