Politics By Graham Sharpe

They Think It's All Over - It MAY Be Now!

THERESA MAY is cruising to victory in the race to become the next Prime Minister, believe political punters with bookmakers William Hill, who have now forced the Home Secretary's odds down from 1/3 (75% chance) to 1/5 (83%) to win the current Tory leadership contest.

Hils make Andrea Leadsom 4/1 with Michael Gove the 14/1 outsider.

'Mrs May is being backed as though defeat is out of the question' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.'44.7% of all the money taken in this market has been staked on her; 16.3% for Andrea Leadsom and just 9.3% for Michael Gove.'

**GEORGE OSBORNE is 5/4 with Hills still to be Chancellor on January 1, 2017, and 4/7 not to be.

MEANWHILE, Hills have made Owen Smith the new favourite to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader, cutting his odds from 4/1 (20%) to 5/2 (28%), while former favourite Angela Eagle has gone out from 2/1 (33%) to 3/1 (25%). 'Clients seem to think thatAngela Eagle may have missed her chance by not challenging Corbyn last week when there was momentum in her favour' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

David Miliband is 6/1 third favouriote with Hilary Benn, Dan Jarvis and Tom Watson all at 10/1.

PAUL NUTTALL is 6/4 favourite to become the next elected UKIP leader with Hills who make Simon Woolfe 2/1 second favourite, ahead of 8/1 Suzanne Evans and 10/1 Diane James. Their only MP Douglas Carswell is a 12/1 chance.

HILLARY CLINTON is 2/5 favourite to be the next elected US President with Hills who make Donald Trump 2/1, with Bernie Sanders 16/1.

Further information.....Graham Sharpe, William Hill Media Relations Director.....0780 3233702