Politics By Graham Sharpe

Record Breaking Political Punter To Turn Politician?

The William Hill customer who placed a world record political bet of £900,000 on the outcome of the Scottish Referendum, winning £193,333.33, and has now followed up by staking the largest General Election bet ever recorded, of £200,000 on a Hung Parliament at odds of 2/9 (standing to make a profit of £44,444), has hinted that he may venture into politics himself.


'Although our client has chosen to remain anonymous at the moment, he has what he calls 'some very specific views on the fortunes of individual Parties'' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe, adding that 'he is 'personally disappointed by the lack of quality debate and policy prescriptions and may take up that chalice personally.''


The client is a middle-aged man, based in South West London.


GENERAL ELECTION OUTCOME...1/5 Hung Parliament; 4/1 Con-LD Coalition; 9/2 Coalition involving SNP; 9/2 Con minority govt; 11/2 Con majority; Lab minority govt; 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.


HOW MANY SEATS FOR UKIP? 0- 11/1; 1-2- 7/2; 3-4 7/2; 5 OR MORE- 4/7;


LD SEATS.....9/1 0-10; 11/4 11-20; 6/4 21-30; 5/2 31-40; 10/1 41-50; 16/1 51 OR MORE.


Hills do not expect the Lib Dems to be in government via a coalition again, offering 2/1 that they will be, and 4/11 that they will not.