Politics By Graham Sharpe

Theresa MAY Risk Early General Election

WITH political gossip suggesting that Theresa May is considering calling a snap General Election in May, bookmakers William Hill are offering odds of 2/1 (33% chance) about the next General Election happening at any time this year.

Hill's odds suggest that if she does so, she will win with an overall majority, quoting her at odds of 4/7 (63%) to do so, with Labour quoted at 7/1 and  Hung Parliament at 15/8.

'Mrs May is facing jibes that she is an unelected PM, is battling to bring Brexit to a conclusion and facing challenges over a potential second Scottish Independcence Referendum. Would she really welcome risking a General Election campaign alongside these distractions? Plenty of political punters seen to believe that she would' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

WILLIAM HILL ODDS:WHEN WILL NEXT GENERAL ELECTION TAKE PLACE: 2/1 2018; 7/1 2019; 8/1 2019; 8/11 2020

OUTCOME OF NEXT GENERAL ELECTION: 4/7 TORY OVERALL MAJORITY; 15/8 HUNG PARLIAMENT; 7/1 LABOUR OVERALL MAJORITY.

WIN MOST SEATS AT NEXT GE.....1/5 CONS; 4/1 LAB

THERESA MAY TO BE PM LONGER THAN MARGARET THATCHER? (who served 11 years 209 days)......10/1

Further information.......Graham Sharpe, WILLIAM HILL MEDIA RELATIONS DIRECTOR....0780 3233702