May out, Boris in? Johnson 3/1 to become next Tory leader

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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

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View all the latest Conservative Leadership odds.

All odds and markets correct as of date of publishing.

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Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the UEA where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper. He supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Darts and Horse Racing are among his other favourite sports.