Specials Betting Politics By Graham Sharpe

Zac's The Way To Do It

William Hill have installed Zac Goldsmith as 1/7 favourite to win the Conservative nomination to run for London Mayor, and as 7/4 favourite to win the race, after he declared himself a candidate following a ballot of his constituents.

'Mr Goldsmith leapfrogged all other candidates to become clear favourite once he confirmed his decision to stand' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

WILLIAM HILL......NEXT ELECTED MAYOR OF LONDON.......7/4 Zac Goldsmith; 9/4 Tessa Jowell; 3/1 Sadiq Khan; 14/1 David Lammy; 20/1 Syed Kamall; 25/1 George Galloway; 25/1 Lord Coe; 25/1 Shaun Bailey; 25/1 Stephen Greenhalgh. Others on request.

TORY CANDIDATE...1/7 Goldsmith; 11/2 Kamall; 20/1 Greenhalgh; 25/1 Massow. Others on request.

LABOUR CANDIDATE.....6/5 Jowell; 15/8 Khan; 6/1 Lammy; 12/1 Doreen Lawrence; 14/1 Diane Abbott. Others on request.

PARTY TO WIN...1/2 Labour; 13/8 Conservatives; 16/1 Other; 66/1 Lib-Dem