Chris Grayling favourite to be next Home Secretary
William Hill have opened a book on who will succeed Alan Johnson as Home Secretary, and have installed Chris Grayling as the 3/1 favourite. 'Mr Grayling would have been at much shorter odds had he not recently been involved in one or two controversial incidents, but we think he is still in pole position to succeed Alan Johnson as Home Secretary' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
William Hill....Next Home Secretary:
Chris Grayling 3/1
David Davis 6/1
Ed Milliband 8/1
Eric Pickles 9/1
Michael Gove 11/1
Nick Clegg 12/1
Nick Herbert 16/1
Sayeeda Warsi 16/1
Theresa May 16/1
Jeremy Hunt 20/1
William Hague 25/1
Greg Clark 25/1
Harriet Harman 33/1
Oliver Letwin 33/1
Chris Huhne 33/1
Jacqui Smith 100/1
Others on request
How low can vote go?
William Hill have cut their odds for a record low voting turnout of under 55% for the third time. 'Originally quoted at 10/1 the odds have now come down to 7/1 for a voter turnout of under 55% which would set a new record low figure' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Hills make 60-64.99, and 65-69.99% their 9/4 joint favourites and also offer 7/2 55-55.99%; 5/1 70-74.99%; 16/1 Over 75%. 'The feeling is that apathy may well rule in this election' added Sharpe.
**IN 2005, 61.4% VOTED; IN 2001, IT WAS 59.4%.
TO WIN GENERAL ELECTION WITH OVERALL MAJORITY...4/7 CONS.....13/8 HUNG PARLIAMENT....8/1 LABOUR....300/1 LIB DEMS.
Will the 'also rans' break through?
William Hill offer 5/6 that the Greens will win at least one seat; 2/1 that UKIP will do likewise; 11/4 that the BNP will do so. 'All three of these parties are being backed to achieve an electoral breakthrough at this election 'said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
**HILLS OFFER 6/1 THAT ESTHER RANTZEN WILL WIN IN LUTON SOUTH.