Will Dominic Cummings remain as Boris Johnson's Chief Adviser?

Will Dominic Cummings remain as Boris Johnson's Chief Adviser?

Here are the latest bookmakers' prices

Odds have been slashed further on government adviser Dominic Cummings retaining his position as Boris Johnson’s Chief Adviser, despite being accused of several lockdown breaches.

Since yesterday’s press conference in the Rose Garden, odds have been trimmed from 1/2 all the way into 1/4.

The available odds now give Cummings an 80% implied chance from bookmakers of remaining in his position next Monday (June 1st).

On the other side, it’s now priced at 5/2 that the advisor leaves his role with the government before the aforementioned date.

Punters have been backing Cummings to stay in his position in their droves.

Since the market opened, 68% of all bets in the market have backed Cummings to retain his position with the government.

On the flip side, just 32% of bets from the public have backed the aide to leave amidst the lockdown scandal.

Elsewhere the saga is having a knock-on effect on Boris Johnson’s exit date odds, with bookies cutting Johnson’s price from 6/1 into as short as 9/4 that he leaves office in 2020.

Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson: “It's been a crazy few days in the UK, but after a deep examination and some questionable answers, it appears Dominic Cummings will remain in his post as Boris Johnson's adviser.

"Punters are certainly adamant that Cummings will remain in power, despite odds touching as high as 13/10 briefly on Sunday 24th May.

"With odds now sitting at 1/4 that he remains in his post - bookies are now estimating an 80% implied probability chance that he survives this saga."

Market:
Dominic Cummings to stay in post after June 1st - 1/4
Dominic Cummings to leave post by June 1st- 5/2