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Latest political odds from Betfair: Boris Johnson evens to quit, Lib Dems shorten again in North Shropshire

by Mark Fitt Political Journalist
12th Dec 21 4:19 pm

The Prime Minister has been savaged by his very own Tory MPs as “no one likes him” and “he has no support inside the House of Commons.”

Boris Johnson has been heavily criticised for “Tory sleaze” over numerous claims of parties in No.10 and breaking electoral law.

A former Cabinet Minister, who is now a backbencher, said that while Johnson has survived numerous rocky periods, every scandal has now added up, he warned.

The former Prime Minister Theresa May and her allies are plotting to oust Boris Johnson from his position, it has been reported, in what the Tories have dubbed this “Operation Revenge.”

Betfair Exchange’s political punters have spoken out, they now believe the pressure for Johnson will ratchet up again as the odds of the previously safe North Shropshire seat turning yellow for the Lib Dems.

This last week, the odds for Johnson to quit this year have tumbled from 149/1 to just 11/1 and “there’s now more chance of the PM stepping down before 2021 is out than ever.”

Betfair Exchange – Next General Election

No overall majority 20/21

Conservative majority 15/8

Labour majority 5/1

Betfair Exchange – Boris Johnson exit date

2021 11/1

2022 evens

2023 6/1

2024 9/5

Betfair Exchange – Boris Johnson PM for 2022 Conservative Conference?

Yes 4/5 (55%)

No 11/10 (47%)

Betfair Exchange – North Shropshire by-election

Liberal Democrats 4/7

Conservatives 7/4

Betfair Exchange – Next Conservative leader after Boris Johnson

Rishi Sunak 5/2

Liz Truss 4/1

Michael Gove 15/2

Jeremy Hunt 8/1

Sajid Javid 19/1

Tom Tugendhat 22/1

Ben Wallace 23/1

Priti Patel 25/1

 

Betfair Spokesperson, Sam Rosbottom said, “Betfair Exchange’s political punters have spoken and they now believe the pressure on the PM will ratchet up again as the odds of the previously safe North Shropshire seat turning yellow shorten again to just 4/7.

“In the past week, the odds for Boris Johnson to quit this year have tumbled from 149/1 to just 11/1 and there’s now more chance of the PM stepping down before 2021 is out than ever.

“Speculation as to who will replace Johnson is increasing and whilst Rishi Sunak remains the favourite, the most popular candidate is Jeremy Hunt, as his odds of becoming the next Conservative leader are slashed from 11/1 to 8/1.”

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