Politics General Election By Graham Sharpe

Farage backed to win TV leader debate

Bookmakers William Hill have shortened their odds for Nigel Farage to win the 7 Leader TV Debate from 7/4 to 13/8 favourite - but installed Natalie Bennett of the Greens and Leanne Wood of Plaid Cymru as 9/4 joint favourites to finish last.

Hills are betting on the outcome of the Debate as determined by the ComRes instant poll to be held after the screening of the programme.

'The money has been for Farage to emerge as the winner, but for Ms Bennett and Ms Wood to be regarded as the loser' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe. 

Nigel Farage has been cut from 4/11 to 1/3 by William Hill to win the seat in South Thanet, where the Tories are 7/2, with Labour 6/1; Al 'Pub Landlord' Murray is 66/1 with the Lib Dems and Greens both 150/1.

WILLIAM HILL....TO WIN 7 LEADER TV DEBATE...13/8 Nigel Farage; 3/1 David Cameron; 3/1 Ed Miliband; 7/1 Nicola Sturgeon; 9/1 Nick Clegg; 20/1 Natalie Bennett; 20/1 Leanne Wood.

TO FINISH LAST IN 7 LEADER TV DEBATE.....9/4 Natalie Bennett; 9/4 Leanne Wood; 4/1 Nick Clegg; 7/1 Nicola Sturgeon; 9/1 Ed Miliband; 10/1 David Cameron; 12/1 Nigel Farage.

**Above two markets determined by result of ComRes Instant poll caried out after televised Debate shown.

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

LATEST WILLIAM HILL GENERAL ELECTION ODDS....1/5 Hung Parliament; 2/1 Labour minority govt; 3/1 Conservative minority govt; 9/2 Conservative majority govt; 11/2 Con-LD Coalition; 7/1 Coalition involving SNP; 8/1 Lab-LD Coalition; 12/1 Coalition involving UKIP; 16/1 Labour majority govt; 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.