Cameron 8/13 to enjoy a second term as British Prime Minister
It was last autumn that we advised no overall majority at the next General Election, with odds of 11/10 catching the eye.
We’re now 100 days away from the big vote and the 11/10 has shrunk to a best price 4/11 with Ladbrokes, with the bookmakers cottoning on to the fact that no parliamentary party seems capable of commanding enough votes to put together a government.
Indeed, a Conservative Majority is now a 5/1 chance and Labour’s hopes of ever ruling Britain on their own appear to be deteriorating in this age of multi-party politics, with Ed Miliband’s gang out to 7/1 to land the majority.
Which brings us on to the next government and the bookies are keeping an open mind with regard to what sort of coalition is going to be assembled, with any number of options looking like a runner.
Will the Conservatives get into bed with the Liberal Democrats for another term? We will see a Labour or Conservative Minority government? Could we even see a new coalition which features the dreaded UKIP?
It’s up for grabs according to the latest polls, with Cameron clearly not keen to debate with several party leaders as the Green Party look to muscle into the scene and create further confusion for an electorate who are largely undecided at this moment in time.
The good news for David and his Tory cronies is that Cameron is the 8/13 favourite to be the next Prime Minister after the General Election and it’s hard to see an alternative.
Ed Miliband is a 5/4 shot although the public already appear to have lost confidence with someone who wasn’t necessarily born to lead, with Labour surely missing a trick to expose the Conservatives during their coalition with a Lib Dem party who can only hope to be the whipping boy in future collaborations.
The Conservatives are an even money chance to command the most seats at the next General Election, with Labour 21/20 and that is something that is definitely a two-horse race, with UKIP as big as 150/1.
Even so, UKIP are expected to make big gains and Sky Bet offer even money that they manage to land seven or more seats at the General Election.
Nigel Farage is despised by many although his party at least stand strong in the face of immigration and many of the electorate warm to his party’s themes.
All odds were correct at time of posting.