Step Too Farage For Nigel? Punters Don't Think So
NOT ONLY opinion pollsters, but also bookmakers William Hill believe that Nigel Farage is a hot favourite to become an MP at the General Election - and they have now slashed his odds from 4/7 to 1/3 (stake £3 to win £1) to win the South Thanet seat.
S THANET CONSTITUENCY.....1/3 Nigel Farage; 3/1 Tories; 9/1 Labour; 50/1 Al 'Pub Landlord' Murray; 150/1 Greens; 150/1 Lib Dems
HOW MANY SEATS WILL UKIP WIN AT GENERAL ELECTION? 0- 11/1; 1-2 7/2; 3-4 11/4; 5 OR MORE - 8/11
UKIP TO POLL MORE VOTES THAN LIB DEMS? 2/7 YES; 5/2 NO
Comments William Hill Political Spokesmanb Graham Sharpe: 'Political punters believe that a Hung Parliament is a General Election certainty (One Hill's client has staked a record £200,000 on it happening) - but beyond that what is being dubbed 'the first political Grand National' is proving tricky for those who enjoy a flutter on the voting intentions of the UK to sort out, We are offering more options than ever before for the result of the General Election, and are also seeing plenty of interest in our offer of 9/2 that 2015 will see two General Elections':
WILLIAM HILL ODDS: 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.
DESPITE Labour's chosen candidate in the Bradford West constituency standing down, William Hill still make the Party odds-on favourites to recapture the seat from George Galloway, who won it for his Respect Party in a 2012 by-election which saw one of the biggest ever successful political gambles as the maverick politician was backed from 33/1 to 3/1 before he won the seat.
TO WIN BRADFORD WEST.....8/11 Labour; Evens George Galloway (Respect); 33/1 Conservatives; 80/1 Ukip; 100/1 Lib Dems.
WILL PM BE IN MULTI-PARTY TV DEBATE?
William Hill believe David Cameron WILL take part in one or more multi-Party (4 or more parties participating) General Election tv debates. Despite the fact that he did not commit himself when asked during Prime Minister's Question Time, Hills offer 3/10 (stake £10 to win £3) that he WILL participate in such a debate; and 12/5 (stake £5 to win £12) that he will fail to do so.
GREEN NATALIE 9/2 TO QUIT FOLLOWING ‘CAR CRASH’ INTERVIEW
FOLLOWING her embarrassing interview with LBC’s Nick Ferrari, Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party is quoted at 9/2 by William Hill to stand down from that position before the General Election, and 1/8 to remain in situ.
Ms Bennett is quoted at 28/1 to win the Holborn & St Pancras constituency where she is standing for election.
WILLIAM HILL OFFER 6/4 THAT THE GREENS WILL WIN NO SEATS AT ALL AT THE GENERAL ELECTION; 10/11 JUST ONE; 4/1 TWO OR MORE.
RIFKIND RESIGNATION TO EARN TORIES INCREASED MAJORITY?
AFTER the resignation from the Kensington constituency of sitting MP, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, William Hill have offered odds of 7/2 that the Tories will take the seat with a greater majority than the 8616 they had in 2010. They are 1/6 to win with a lower majority than 8616.
William Hill make the Tories 1/100 favourites to win in Kensington, with Labour 25/1, Lib Dems and Ukip each 100/1.