Cameron now odds on to be Prime Minister
PERHAPS BOOKIES WON'T BE HUNG OUT TO DRY!
WITH bookies William Hill facing a hefty payout should the General Election result in a Hung Parliament, they were pleased to take a flood of bets for a Tory outright victory following the third Leaders' tv debate.
'After David Cameron emerged as the clear winner in the third debate punters wanted to jump in and bet on the Conservatives to be the largest single Party and to win with an overall majority, while the odds for a Hung Parliament began to drift' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
And Hills now make Cameron their 8/13 favourite to be Prime Minister on June 1, 2010, with Gordon Brown 13/8 and Nick Clegg 7/1.
To be the largest party: 1/6 Conservatives; 9/2 Labour; 11/1 Lib Dems
General Election Result:
No Overall Majority 8/11
Con Majority 5/4
Labour Majority 14/1
Lib Dem Majority 22/1
Two General Elections in 2010: 5/2 YES; 2/7 NO
Most votes in general election: Cons 1/7 Lib Dems 5/1 Labour 12/1
Least votes: 8/13 Lib Dems; 11/8 Labour; 14/1 Cons
To win one or more seats: BNP - 2/1; Greens 8/13; Monster Raving Loony William Hill Party - 1000/1; UKIP - 2/1