Next Prime Minister Odds: Boris Johnson 16/1 to return after next General Election

Next Prime Minister Odds: Boris Johnson 16/1 to return after next General Election

Despite having only just been ousted from the top job, Boris Johnson is the third favourite in the Prime Minister after Next General Election Betting Odds market.

Liz Truss has now been confirmed as Boris Johnson's replacement as Tory leader, but it remains to be seen how long the new Prime Minister (PM) will wait before calling the next general election.

Find out more about the likeliest year for the next general election HERE.

She might be just entering the job, but Truss (5/4) is not the favourite in the PM after the next general election odds market. That position is held by labour leader Keir Starmer (best price 8/11).

Prime Minister after Next General Election Betting Odds

Name Price
Keir Starmer 8/11
Liz Truss 5/4
Boris Johnson 16/1
Rishi Sunak 20/1
Angela Rayner 100/1
Ed Davey 100/1

 

The table tells you that Johnson falls someway behind both of the market leaders, but he is still an eye-catching third at a best price 16/1. So, why does he feature so prominently in the market even after the breakdown of his relationship with the public? 

Let’s also remember the wave of ministers and backbenchers who resigned earlier this summer, triggering the next Tory leadership election won today by Truss.

Firstly, it could be put down to a lack of options. Rishi Sunak, who fell away in the final battle with Truss to replace Johnson, is the 20/1 fourth favourite. At the time of writing, no other prospective candidates hold a shorter best price than 100/1.

Secondly, whatever your opinion on Johnson, there is no doubting he is a unique character on the politics scene. But thirdly, and perhaps most pertinently, Johnson can still point out that just three years ago he won the biggest Tory majority since 1987.

This might not come into play for the next general election, but should Truss lose and the Tories need to find a leader with past form in winning elections, Johnson could throw his name in the hat to return.

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