General Election Latest: Four Party Leaders Under Threat
A HOST of well known political personalities are in danger of devastating defeat at the General Election, predict bookmakers William Hill.
Perhaps the highest profile political character under threat is Lib Dem leader, NICK CLEGG, currently just holding favouritism in Sheffield Hallam - similarly UKIP Leader, NIGEL FARAGE, is facing a tough scrap in S Thanet - as is Respect Party leader GEORGE GALLOWAY in Bradford West and Scottish Labour leader JIM MURPHY in E Renfrewshire.
Other familiar faces who could vanish include Danny and Douglas Alexander; Menzies Campbell; Simon Hughes; Charles Kennedy; and Esther McVey.
'We could be losing many long-serving politicians and high-flying rising stars of the political firmament' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
FIGHTING FOR THEIR FUTURES ARE:
DANNY ALEXANDER....4/1 to defend his Inverness, Nairn etc seat while SNP are 1/7
DOUGLAS ALEXANDER...9/4 to win Paisley Renfrewshire where SNP are 1/3 favourites.
MENZIES CAMPBELL is 7/2 to win, but 1/6 to lose his North East Fife seat to the SNP.
NICK CLEGG is 2/5 to win in Sheffield Hallam with Labour 7/4.
NIGEL FARAGE is 4/9 to win S Thanet, with Tories 11/4, Labour 11/2.
GEORGE GALLOWAY is 8/13 to win for Respect Party, but 11/10 to lose to Labour.
SIMON HUGHES is 1/2 to retain Bermondsey Old Southwark, with Labour 6/4.
CHARLES KENNEDY is 7/2 to win Ross, Skye,Lochaber, while SNP are 1/6.
ESTHER McVEY is Even money to win in Wirral West but 8/11 to lose to Labour.
JIM MURPHY - Evens to win E Renfrewshire where SNP are 5/6 favourites.
AMBER RUDD is 15/8 to win Hastings/Rye, where Labour are 2/5.
ANNA SOUBRY is 2/1 to retain Broxtowe, where Labour are 1/3.
JO SWINSON is 9/4 to win E Dunbartonshire where SNP are 4/11.
MOST SEATS? - 2/5 Cons; 15/8 Lab; 25/1 tie........MOST VOTES - 1/3 Cons; 9/4 Labour
PM ON AUG 1 - 8/15 Miliband; 11/8 Cameron.
OUTCOME OF GENERAL ELECTION...13/8 Labour minority; 11/4 Conservative minority; 6/1 Con-LD coalition; 7/1 Coalition involving SNP; 7/1 Lab-LD coalition; 15/2 Conservative majority; 22/1 Labour majority; 25/1 Coalition involving DUP; 28/1 Coalition involving UKIP; 33/1 Coalition between Con-Lab; 40/1 Coalition involving Greens; 200/1 UKIP majority; 1000/1 Lib Dem majority.
1/10 Hung Parliament.
**WILLIAM HILL have opened a market on when the make-up of the Government which will rule as a result of the General Election, will become known - and they are offering odds of just 2/1 that it will not happen before June.
WILLIAM HILL......WHEN WILL THE PRIME MINISTER PUBLICLY CONFIRM THE MAKE-UP OF THE GOVERNMENT HE OR SHE WILL LEAD...........?
- By 23:59 on 8th May - 4/1
- 9th - 12th May - 5/2
- 13th -16th May - 7/2
- 17th-31st May - 8/1
- 1st June or later -2/1