West Bromwich East has been a constituency for more than 40 years and had a Labour MP for every one of them.
Bookies see little chance of that changing in the 2015 General Election.
Tom Watson, principally known as a thorn in the side of Rupert Murdoch, can sleep fairly safely according to Ladbrokes, who make his chances of retaining the seat 50/1 on.
The Liberal Democrats are the rank outsiders for success in West Bromwich East, at 100/1.
All odds are subject to change and were correct at the time this story was written.
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