The former London mayor was 5/1 to land the top job in the Tory party just 48 hours ago, however one bookmaker has slashed him to 3/1 to takeover when Thersea May departs. It’s not just the bookies who believe Johnson’s chances to take charge are increasing, the punters also fancy his chances.
In the last 48 hours, Johnson has accounted for a huge 70% of the money wagered in the next Conservative leader market. The second most backed politician to fill May’s boots has been Jacob Rees-Mogg and his odds have been cut from 60/1 to as short as 6/1 in three months.
Boris remains second favourite to be the next Prime Minister, with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn remaining the 5/1 favourite (as short as 3/1) for the role.
Oddschecker spokesman, George Elek “Boris potentially being the next Prime Minister will certainly divide opinion. However, one Oddschecker punter will be hoping for this outcome, as they’re set to win just under £1500, from a bet placed on Johnson at 10/1 last month.”