The newly appointed Labour leader is now the hot favourite
Keir Starmer’s response to the government’s handling of the COVID epidemic has resulted in his odds crashing to become the next Prime Minister.
On the 27th of March, Starmer was available at a punchy 3/1 to succeed Boris Johnson’s Tory government.
At the time of writing (May 13th), Starmer is now as short as 6/4 for next PM. The best price of 7/4 is available with one firm.
That’s due to a heavy influx of bets off the back of PMQs this week, with a whopping 81% of all bets in the last seven days all backing Starmer.
Another politician who has impressed during his response to the pandemic is Chancellor Rushi Sunak, who is the 5/1 second favourite.
In Boris Johnson’s brief absence, Dominic Raab was the replacement and he’s not gone down well with punters. Raab has drifted from 10/1 out to 16/1.
Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson: “Keir Starmer's forensic dismantling of Boris Johnson during recent PMQs have unsurprisingly seen his odds for next PM tumble.
“The former lawyer's line of questioning is doing a number on Johnson, who seems to be without any coherent answers, and should he continue along this vein, he's only set to win more supporters.”
Next Prime Minister:
Keir Starmer – 7/4
Rishi Sunak – 5/1
Dominic Raab – 16/1
Michael Gove – 20/1
Matt Hancock – 25/1