Bye bye Boris? Punters back Boris Johnson to leave role as Prime Minister this year

Bye bye Boris? Punters back Boris Johnson to leave role as Prime Minister this year

Is Boris' time in Downing Street being cut short?

Punters have been flocking to back Boris Johnson leaving his role as Prime Minister in 2020.

In the last 24 hours, a whopping 62% of bets placed at Britain’s biggest bookies have backed Johnson to leave before December 31st this year.  

That’s prompted bookies to cut odds on that happening from 6/1 earlier this month, into 4/1 at the time of writing.  

Odds on Johnson remaining as PM until 2022 or after are drifting, from 1/2 out to 4/6

When looking at individual years, 2020 (4/1) is followed by 2021 (8/1), 2023 (8/1) and 2022 (10/1) for the year of his exit.  

Looking at the next Prime Minister market, Labour leader Keir Starmer is the clear 2/1 favourite in the market, ahead of Chancellor Rishi Sunak (10/3).  

Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson: “Boris Johnson has been under scrutiny since the COVID-19 pandemic first arose, and punters seem to believe the Prime Minister’s days are numbered as a result. 

"Rishi Sunak is the most likely Conservative politician to be the next PM (10/3), with Michael Gove (8/1) following after." 

When will Boris Johnson leave office?

  • 2020 - 4/1
  • 2021 - 8/1
  • 2023 - 8/1
  • 2022 -10/1
  • 2022 or later - 4/6


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