May out, Boris in? Johnson 3/1 to become next Tory leader
Boris Johnson remains the standout favourite to replace Theresa May as the next permanent leader of the Conservative party, according to our traders.
As calls grow for the Prime Minister to step aside, it’s Johnson who continues to attract support. The former Mayor of London is now as short as 3/1 to take the helm of the Tory party in the event of May’s exit.
Dominic Raab sits in second spot with odds of 5/1, while there’s an 8/1 chance Michael Gove gets the nod. Rory Stewart has been backed into 16/1, a price he shares with Andrea Leadsom, who has announced her intentions.
Having also set their sights on a leadership bid, the bookies can reveal Amber Rudd (33/1) and Esther McVey (66/1) are completely friendless with punters.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Johnson remains the worst result for the bookies as punters continue to support him. Leadsom has been heavily backed in the last 24 hours and is by far the most popular female candidate to replace May.”
Ladbrokes Latest Betting
Next Permanent Leader of the Conservatives
Boris Johnson – 3/1
Dominic Raab – 5/1
Michael Gove – 8/1
Jeremy Hunt – 10/1
Andrea Leadsom – 16/1
Matthew Hancock – 16/1
Rory Stewart – 16/1
Sajid Javid – 16/1
Penny Mordaunt – 20/1
Amber Rudd – 33/1
Jacob Rees-Mogg – 33/1
James Cleverly – 33/1
Priti Patel – 33/1
All odds and markets correct as of date of publishing.