Politics General Election By Graham Sharpe

First Political Grand National Under Orders

'THE General Election is set to become the biggest political betting event ever' predict bookmakers William Hill. 'This General Election is the first Political Grand National, with wide open betting on any number of potential outcomes, and punters we've never known to bet on politics before rushing to back their fancy' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

'The level of betting interest in politics was shown to be at record levels when William Hill alone took £3.25m on the outcome of the Scottish Referendum, setting a new highest total for any political event, and with one client already staking the biggest General Election bet ever of £200,000 on a Hung Parliament we are anticipating a new record turnover, with the industry seeing an eight figure sum gambled on politics for the first time' added Sharpe.

GENERAL ELECTION OUTCOME...1/5 Hung Parliament; 4/1 Con-LD Coalition; 9/2 Coalition involving SNP; 9/2 Con minority govt; 5/1 Labour minority govt; 11/2 Con majority; 11/2 Lab-LD coalition; 7/1 Coalition involving Ukip; 9/1 Lab majority; 20/1 Coalition involving Greens; 33/1 Con-Lab coalition; 50/1 Ukip majority; 500/1 Lib Dem majority.

TO BE LARGEST SINGLE PARTY....8/13 Conservatives; 5/4 Labour; 33/1 Ukip; 400/1 Lib Dems.

BORIS JOHNSON ODDS...To be next Tory leader: 9/4......To be NEXT Prime Minister.....6/1....To be Prime Minister on or before Dec 31, 2020- 6/4 Yes; 1/2 No.

UKIP seats: 0- 11/1; 1-2 7/2; 3-4 7/2; 5 or more- 4/7

MOST SEATS? 1/4 SNP versus 7/2 Lib Dems; 9/1 Tie.