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Nic Ladds 14th Jan 2011 - 13:17

Could there be a 2011 General Election?

Success in the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election will give Labour hope that they could do well were there to be a 2011 General Election - and William Hill have shortened their odds about that happening from 4/1 to 7/2.

'The coalition is facing a number of formidable problems which could cause a schism between the partners, and with Ed Miliband receiving a boost to his position via the by-election a situation might well emerge which could prompt a General Election in 2011 -there are plenty of political punters who believe it is far from impossible' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Following the by-election result William Hill offer 13/8 that the next General Election will again produce a Hung Parliament; 7/4 that there will be a Conservative majority; 15/8 Labour majority; 100/1 Lib Dem majority.

One lucky William Hill punted won £777 after staking £7000 at odds of 1/9 on the Lib Dems to beat the Conservatives in Oldham.

What year will the next General Election occur?....7/2 2011......6/1 2012.......6/1 2013......3/1 2014......6/4 2015.

Nick Clegg to join the Conservatives before next election?....16/1 YES

What % of votes will the Lib Dems poll at the next Election?...4/7 15% OR OVER; 5/4 UNDER 15%.



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