Politics By Graham Sharpe

Ten Grand Election Bet On Tories

A WILLIAM HILL client from Devon has staked the largest single General Election bet thus far by gambling £10,000 on the Conservatives to win the most seats. The bet was struck at ods of 10/11to give a potential return of £19,090, and the Tories have now been shortened to 5/6 to end up with the most seats, with Labour offered at Even money.

'Having taken over £3.25m on the Scottish Referendum we are optimistic that a record eight figure sum in total will be gambled on the General Election' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Meanwhile, Hills have also had to cut their odds for the Election producing no overall majority for any one Party from 2/5 to 4/11. And the likeliest outcome of the government to follow the Election is now a repeat of the Tory-LD coalition at 4/1, with other options: 9/2 Conservative majority; Labour majority; Labour minority; 11/2 coalition involving SNP; Tory minority;Lab-LD coalition; 7/1 coalition involving UKIP; 20/1 coalition involving Greens; 50/1 UKIP majority; 500/1 Lib Dem majority; 33/1 any other outcome. 'With so many possible outcomes this General Election has turned into the political equivalent of the Grand National' said Sharpe.

WILLIAM HILL OFFER 1/2 THAT DAVID CAMERON WILL APPEAR IN A MULTI PARTY LEADER (4 OR MORE) TV DEBATE. 6/4 THAT HE WILL NOT.