It appears that the Conservative Party will be looking for a new leader in the next few months, with Theresa May’s future as Prime Minister dangling by a thread after her Brexit deal was massively rejected by MP’s on Tuesday evening.
While May clings to power and attempts to broker a new Brexit agreement, it appears as though the Tories will eventually oust her and install a new leader in the hope of steering the United Kingdom out of Europe.
Boris Johnson continues to lurk in the shadows and William Hill make him their 4/1 favourite to become the next Conservative Party leader, with the former Mayor of London likely to be calculating how he can take charge of his political party.
Sajid Javid is close behind in the betting at 9/2 and his pro-Brexit stance would appeal to many Conservative Party MP’s, although Dominic Raab is another name that could be thrown into the hat and he’s trading at 5/1.
Raab was famously appointed Brexit Minister before resigning from the post after conceding that his idea of a Brexit bill was different to Theresa May and it appears that the current Prime Minister is the problem at the moment.
Jeremy Hunt is 8/1 to take charge of the Tories and Michael Gove is also trading at this price, with the latter having previously declared an interest in replacing David Cameron before realising that he didn’t have enough support.
Amber Rudd is the shortest-priced female candidate and she’s a 12/1 chance to take the step up to Conservative Party leader, with Jacob Rees-Mogg available at 16/1.