Labour Hot Favourites To Win Oldham Re-Run
Whoever they put forward to contest the re-run of the Oldham Saddleworth seat when the General Election constituency goes to the poll again, Labour are odds-on favourites with William Hill to win the vote.
Hills quote them at odds of 2/5, with the Conservatives offered at 4/1, and the Lib Dems 9/2.
'This re-run will have a high profile and all three Parties will be looking to do well in the first 'by-election' since the Coalition came to power.' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION RESULT...6/4 Conservative Majority; 7/4 No overall Majority; 2/1 Labour Majority; 80/1 Lib-Dem Majority.
PRISONERS SENTENCED TO UNDER FOUR YEARS ODDS-ON TO GET VOTE
With all the indications suggesting that certain prisoners will be permitted to vote at future Elections, William Hill have opened a book on where the sentence cut-off point will come, and offer 4/5 that the cut-off point for being able to vote will be less than four years; 7/4 that it will be exactly four years, and 4/1 that it will be over four years, with some prisoners sentenced to more than four years permitted to vote.
'This is a controversial issue, with the government apparently unable to prevent certain prisoners being able to vote - the question is, what level of sentence is likely to rule offenders out of a vote' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
WHICH PRISONERS WILL BE ABLE TO VOTE?
4/5 - Cut off point is less than 4 year sentence. (eg someone with 3 year sentence would be permitted to vote)
7/4 - Cut off point is exactly 4 years.
4/1- Some of those sentenced to more than 4 years will still be able to vote - cut off for someone voting will be more than four years)
UKIP 10/1 TO WIN SEAT AS FARAGE RETURNS AS LEADER
With Nigel Farage returning as UKIP leader, William Hill are quoting the Party at 10/1 to win one or more seats at the next General Election. 'Mr Farage's biggest challenge will be to convince the British electorate that his Party is electable in domestic Elections as well as in European ones' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.