Should Boris Johnson bow to increasing pressure to step down, oddschecker have the rundown on his likeliest replacements according to the next Prime Minister odds.
Odds have been nibbled in on Chancellor Rishi Sunak being named next Prime Minister, as pressure mounts on Boris Johnson this afternoon.
Sunak has been cut from 2/1 into 7/4 best price at the time of writing, although some British bookmakers have slashed odds into as short as 6/4.
Foreign Affairs Secretary Liz Truss is a relatively new name near the top of the market, cut from 10/1 into 5/1 best price.
Labour Leader Keir Starmer is the third favourite to replace Johnson in the next Prime Minister odds list, but he hasn’t proved too popular with punters.
Starmer’s odds continue to drift despite promising Labour opinion polls, and now finds himself around 7/1 in the betting. Only 5% of all bets in the last week have backed the Labour Leader.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is next up in the bookies’ estimations at 43/5, followed by Michael Gove (21/1) and Tom Tugendhat (24/1).
Penny Mordaunt is 25/1 to be next Prime Minister, followed by Dominic Raab (28/1) and Priti Patel, who rounds off the contenders shorter than 50/1 (49/1).
Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson said: “Within the last month, Boris Johnson’s odds of leaving office in 2022 have been cut from 2/1 into 1/2.
“With punters increasingly keen that Johnson doesn’t make it to the end of the year – betting attention has now turned to the next Prime Minister market.
“Despite increased media attention punters are continuing to back Sunak in their droves with the Chancellor accounting for 38% of all bets in the last seven days.”
Next Prime Minister Odds:
- Rishi Sunak – 7/4
- Liz Truss – 5/1
- Keir Starmer – 7/1
- Jeremy Hunt – 43/5
- Michael Gove – 21/1
- Tom Tugendhat – 24/1
- Penny Mordaunt – 25/1
- Dominic Raab – 28/1
- Priti Patel – 49/1
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