Politics By Graham Sharpe

Has Carswell Doug Ukip Grave?

FOLLOWING his defection from Ukip to become an Independent, bookmakers William Hill make Douglas Carswell 1/6 to retain his Clacton seat when it is next contested, and offer 7/2 that he will fail to do so.

Meanwhile, Hills make Ukip odds on at 4/6 to fail to win a single seat at the next General Election, and quote them at 9/4 to win just one, 7/2 to win two or more.

'Ukip have been struggling since Nigel Farage ceased to be their permanent leader and this setback wil make it difficult for them to make any impact at the next General Election' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

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