'Pub Landlord' Al Murray fancied to beat Greens/Lib Dems – but odds-on to lose deposit, 80/1 to win seat.
Bookmakers William Hill have installed 'Pub Landlord', Al Murray, and his Free United Kingdom Party (FUKP) at 80/1 chance to pull off one of the biggest shocks in British political history by winning the South Thanet constituency over Nigel Farage at the 2015 General Election.
Hills believe he will struggle to retain his deposit – and offer odds of 9/4 that he manages to do so, but it is 1/3 that he fails and loses his deposit.
However, Hills have made FUKP 6/4 favourites to win the three horse race against the Greens and the Lib Dems, each offered at 7/4.
'Al Murray's Party will certainly add colour to the canvassing activities in South Thanet, but while we think he could well defeat both the Greens and Lib Dems we make Nigel Farage odds-on favourite to win the seat for UKIP.' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
William Hill South Thanet Constituency Odds;
To win the seat:
80/1 Free United Kingdom Party
150/1 Lib Dems
Al Murray also 9/4 to retain his deposit and 1/3 to lose it.
To win 'three party' race (to win most votes):
6/4 Free United Kingdom Party
7/4 Lib Dems.