The odds for Boris Johnson leave his role as Prime Minister this year have been slashed to 11/5 from 14/5 overnight after pictures appeared to show him drinking alcohol with aides at a No.10 lockdown party in November 2020.
Johnson is 10/3 to depart in 2023 and 11/10 to go in 2024 or later, with Tory MP Sir Roger Gale calling for Johnson to resign over the latest ‘partygate’ pictures whilst Liz Truss and Jeremy Hunt are the joint-favourites at 13/2 to replace him.
Betfair Exchange: Boris Johnson exit date
2022: 11/5 (was 14/5 yesterday)
2024 or later: 11/10
Betfair Exchange: Next Conservative leader after Boris Johnson
Liz Truss: 13/2
Jeremy Hunt: 13/2
Tom Tugendhat: 15/2
Penny Mordaunt: 9/1
Ben Wallace: 10/1
Rishi Sunak: 14/1
Nadhim Zahawi: 20/1
Michael Gove: 20/1
Betfair spokesperson Sam Rosbottom said, “The pressure is ramping up on Boris Johnson again after the Prime Minister was pictured at a No.10 leaving party during the height of lockdown in November 2020.
“Subsequently, his odds to leave his role this year have been slashed to 11/5 from 14/5 overnight and he is 10/3 to go in 2023. Looking at who could replace him as Conservative leader, Liz Truss and Jeremy Hunt are the joint-favourites at 13/2 with Tom Tugendhat 15/2.”