Boris Johnson to quit as an MP before the next election? You bet as former PM is now 10/1 to walk away as scrutiny over his time in Downing Street continues.
Bookmakers OLBG reveal former PM is just 7/2 to stand and lose his seat as representative for Uxbridge and Ruislip as threat to be forced into a by-election grows.
OLBG: Boris Johnson specials
To announce he will not stand as an MP at next election: 4/5
To stand & lose his seat at the next General or By-Election: 7/2
To retain his seat as Uxbridge and Ruislip MP at the next election: 4/1
To be the next leader of the Conservative Party: 8/1
To quit as MP before the next General Election: 10/1
To become a regular presenter on GB News this year: 50/1
To sign up to appear on I’m A Celebrity this year: 100/1
To sign up to appear on Strictly this year: 100/1
According to OLBG Boris Johnson is now 10/1 to quit as an MP before the next election as scrutiny over his behaviour as Prime Minister continues to rage.
The Cabinet Office have passed evidence onto the authorities having examined his diary while PM during the Covid-19 lockdown.
It is the latest development the former PM faces as he also awaits the outcome of a Parliamentary inquiry into whether he misled Parliament with statements to the House.
Johnson has constantly vowed to stay on as an MP, and is still 4/1 to stand and be voted in as the representative for Uxbridge and South Ruislip after the next general election, which is expected later next year.
But if the Committee finds against him they do have the power to suspend him, forcing a by-election.
The latest developments this week have seen Johnson’s odds to stand and lose his seat in his constituency from 8/1 to just 7/2 – and he is now odds-on at 4/5 to announce he will not stand for re-election.
Yet with loyal support within the Conservative Party, he is still only 8/1 to replace Rishi Sunak and return to his role as party leader.