Politics General Election By Graham Sharpe

What Odds Labour To Respect George Again?

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.

'Mr Galloway has already been making hay since the Labour candidate stood down just days after being selected, and he will certainly not be beaten here without a fight' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe, 'We are certainly more respectful of his political nous than perhaps we were when he stood at the 2012 by-election and we won;t be offering any hefty prices about Mr Galloway winning - once bitten, twice shy!'

TO WIN BRADFORD WEST.....8/11 Labour; Evens George Galloway (Respect); 33/1 Conservatives; 80/1 Ukip; 100/1 Lib Dems.


WITH NEW immigration figures issued and the government's Immigration minister, James Brokenshire blaming migration from within Europe for the rise, William Hill are offering odds of 1/2 that there will NOT be such an in/out EU Referendum before 2019; and 6/4 that there WILL be one.Assuming there is one, Hills offer 1/2 that the vote will support remaining in, 6/4 quitting.

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.


Bookmakers 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.