Politics General Election By Graham Sharpe

Political Punters Labouring Under Illusion?

DESPITE a poll putting Labour four points up on the Tories, William Hill still make Ed Miliband's Party second favourites to finish the largest single Party at the General Election - quoting them at 5/4, with the Conservatives 8/13 favourites.

'Political punters have been backing the Tories to emerge as the largest Party, if not with an overall majority' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe, 'Perhaps they are litterally labouring under an illusion.'

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.

WILL SIR MALCOLM RIFKIND STAND IN KENSINGTON AT THE GENERAL ELECTION?....4/7 Yes; 5/4 No.