Politics By Graham Sharpe

Odds Cut For Two 2015 General Elections

William Hill have had to reduce their odds that there will be two General Elections during 2015 for the second time after further support for this year to become the first since 1974 to see such a thing happen. Hills, who originally offered 8/1 for two 2015 polls, cut the odds initially to 6/1 and now further to 9/2.

'This has been one of the most popular bets of the General Election so far, and with the odds for a Hung Parliament at 2/5 it is easy to envisage a scenario which means having to vote again within a few months of the May Election' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

With opinion polls boosting the chances of the SNP picking up a large majority of Scottish seats, William Hill now make the Party 1/6 to beat Labour in Scotland (7/2 vice versa), and have cut the odds for them to collect 26 or more seats from 4/6 to 4/7; while Labour have been cut from 5/1 to 4/1 to end up with between 6 and 10 seats inclusive.

They are down from 8/1 to 7/1 to win five or fewer, and 5/1 to take 11-15. 'Very few political punters are prepared to back Labour to do at all well north of the border' said Sharpe.