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Ben Wallace new favourite to be next Tory leader as Johnson resigns saying he ‘regrets I’ve not been successful’

by LLB political Reporter
7th Jul 22 1:15 pm

With what has been a brutal week for Boris Johnson, he has now resigned as Prime Minister on Thursday afternoon, the Defence Secretary Ben Wallace is the new 11/4 favourite to be the next Conservative leader.

The former Chancellor Rishi Sunak follows behind at 9/2, while Penny Mordaunt, who had been the 5/1 frontrunner on Thursday morning, is now 6/1 to succeed Johnson, other contenders include Liz Truss (10/1), Sajid Javid (12/1) and Jeremy Hunt (16/1).

Betfair Exchange: Next Conservative leader after Boris Johnson

Ben Wallace: 11/4 (was was 13/2 on Thursday morning)

Rishi Sunak: 9/2 (was 11/2 on Thursday morning)

Penny Mordaunt: 6/1

Liz Truss: 10/1

Sajid Javid: 12/1

Jeremy Hunt: 16/1

Nadhim Zahawi: 18/1

Tom Tugendhat: 21/1

Betfair Exchange: Overall majority at next General Election

No Overall Majority: 4/5

Conservative Majority: 11/4

Labour Majority: 4/1

Betfair Exchange: Year of next General Election

2022: 12/1

2023: 4/1

2024 or later: 2/7

Betfair spokesperson Sam Rosbottom said, “With Boris Johnson confirming his resignation as Prime Minister outside No.10 on Thursday, Ben Wallace is the new 11/4 favourite to be the next Conservative leader, having overtaken Penny Mordaunt, who was the 5/1 frontrunner hours earlier, but is now 6/1.

“Rishi Sunak follows behind Wallace at 9/2 to succeed Johnson, while Liz Truss is 10/1.”

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