On the 24th May 2021, Theresa May announced she would step down as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. She will officially leave her position on the 7th of June and that will end her three year reign as leader of the Conservative Party.
It has been a turbulent three years for May, with Brexit being the main issue she has faced. Speaking during her announcement May said, “It is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit.”
The results of the European elections were, as predicted, poor for the Conservative Party and there is a lot of work to be done for whoever steps in to restore some faith in the party. The question is, who will be the next UK Prime Minister? Continue below for our next UK Prime Minister predictions and next UK Prime Minister odds.
Leading the way in the next UK Prime Minister betting is Boris Johnson. The fact he has been asked to appear in court over his Brexit campaign amid claims he lied does not seem to have put a dent in his chances of becoming the next UK Prime Minister.
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The Mayor of London for 8 years, Johnson was also the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for just under 2 years. Having ended his role as Foreign Secretary, Johnson returned to a role as a back bench MP but continues to be prominent in the media, especially regarding Brexit.
The fact May has taken a soft stance on Brexit seems to have worked in his favour and the next UK Prime Minister polls have Johnson as the favourite to succeed May this summer. Johnson is the favourite at odds of 5/6 with Bet365 to become the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
However, there are other names in the hat ahead of the next UK Prime Minister election. Read on to see who else is featuring in the latest next UK Prime Minister betting tips.
2. UK Prime Minister Betting Odds
Second in the betting to become the next UK Prime Minister is the current Environment Secretary Michael Gove. He has promised free British citizenship for three million EU nationals following Brexit should he become the next Prime Minister.
The former Secretary of State for Education and Secretary of State for Justice Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain announced he would stand for the position of Prime Minister on the 26th May 2021. However, it is thought at least three key party representatives have opted to back Johnson ahead of Gove and that will come as a big blow to his chances.
Gove is available at 9/2 with Bet365 to become the next UK Prime Minister.
One man who has seen his odds improve slightly in recent days is the current Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt. The next UK Prime Minister odds for Hunt have fallen from 14/1 to 10/1 with Bet365 and it appears there is some backing for the former Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.
Liam Fox is one man who has backed Hunt’s bid to become the next UK Prime Minister and that was enough for James Cleverly to become the first candidate to withdraw from the Conservative leadership race. Some next UK Prime Minister predictions are backing Hunt to make a strong late move to take control of the Conservative Party.
Other names in the next UK Prime Minister betting include Dominic Raab at 16/1, who was Brexit Secretary for just four months last year and Andrea Leadsom at 11/1 who put the final nail in the coffin of May when she resigned as the leader of the House of Commons.
Other than the five names highlighted above, it appears the candidates have little chance of becoming the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Outside of the Conservative Party, Jeremy Corbyn was previously the favourite to succeed May as the next UK Prime Minister but her resignation has seen him fall down the next UK Prime Minister betting.
Corbyn is now out at 66/1 with Bet365 to become the next UK Prime Minister and it appears highly likely the Labour leader will have to wait until the next General Election to make a serious bid.