Politics By Graham Sharpe

Political punting

THE ODDS ABOUT Scotland becoming independent before 2025 have been cut from 5/1 to 7/2 by William Hill.

GEORGE OSBORNE has been backed from 10/1 to 8/1 to succeed David Cameron.

KEIR STARMER is down from 10/1 to 25/1 to become the next Labbour leader with Hills who now offer 11/10 Andy Burnham; 2/1 Yvette Cooper; 9/2 Liz Kendall; 10/1 MaryCreagh; 12/1 Tristram Hunt; 25/1 Keir Starmer.

NIGEL FARAGE is 7/4 with William Hill NOT to be Ukip leader when the next General Election takes place, 2/5 still to be in the role.

TIM FARRON shortens from 1/6 to 1/7 to be next Lib Dem leader with Norman Lamb 4/1; Greg Mulholland 14/1.

NEXT GENERAL ELECTION...6/5 Hung Parliament; 6/4 Tory majority; 5/2 Labour majority. 

TESSA JOWELL is 11/4 favourite with William Hill to be next Mayor of London with Sadiq Khan 3/1, David Lammy 7/1. (2/7 Labour win; 5/2 Tory; 66/1 Lib Dem; 12/1 Any other)