Clegg’s long odds for win

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BOOKIES have increased the odds on Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats winning the next General Election after an appalling performance in the Barnsley Central by-election, where they came sixth.

William Hill have put the Lib Dems on 100/1 to win next time around and are offering 2/7 odds that they will not even match the 23 per cent vote share they got in 2010.

William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe said: “The disastrous result for the Lib Dems suggests they have plenty of work to do. At one point during the last General Election campaign they were single-figure odds for an outright win – they are now at 100/1.”