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  • Boris Johnson's odds to resign shortened by bookmakers
  • Market moves come following speculation about Mr Johnson's future as Prime Minister
  • Odds on Boris resigning shorten following poll giving Labour lead over Conservatives
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How long will Boris Johnson survive as PM?

Bookmakers have cut the odds on Boris Johnson being replaced as Prime Minister as early as this year as his approval ratings continue to fall amid his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Speculation about Mr Johnson’s future has intensified over the past couple of weeks, and broadcaster Piers Morgan believes the prime minister will resign.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Morgan noted that many publications who had been supportive of Johnson as prime minister had recently turned.

“The Spectator buried him, The Telegraph buried him, The Times did an extraordinary piece saying he wants to be back with his ex-wife, he is suffering from financial difficulties, he isn’t earning enough money for his various families," he said.

“He is lonely, he is ill. It would not surprise me if Boris quit, there is no win for him here, everything is a loss and it’s piling up.

“He looks to me like a beaten guy, and this country needs more right now. This country needs rallying, it needs clear consistent and firm leadership, and it needs someone who doesn’t look like he’s a beaten man.”

When will Boris Johnson be replaced as Prime Minister?

Morgan is not the only commentator speculating that the prime minister may be considering his future as he continues to deal with Brexit trade talks in addition to the pandemic.

As recently as late September, Mr Johnson was 9/4 to be replaced in 2020, but at time of writing he is now available at 4/1 with BetVictor.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer remains the bookmakers' favourite according to the latest Next Prime Minister odds.

Boris Johnson Exit Date Odds

20204/1 (BetVictor)
20219/4 (BetVictor)
2022 or later4/6 (Paddy Power)
2023 or later17/20 (Unibet)
2024 or later7/5 (Betfair)
Odds correct as of October 10th, 2020.

The latest betting movements come after a recent YouGov poll found that more people believed Labour leader Keir Starmer would be a better PM.

In addition, the latest Opinium poll gave Labour a three-point lead over the Conservatives, marking the first time Labour has led in the polls since the end of Theresa May's time as PM, when the party had a two-point lead with only 25% of the vote.

Who will replace Boris Johnson?

As a result of speculation about Mr Johnson's future, betting on the Next Conservative Leader is well underway, with Rishi Sunak the clear favourite to be the next party leader.

Ladbrokes recently reported that punters had "flocked" the Chancellor of the Exchequer as the next Tory leader.

At time of writing, Mr Sunak is just 5/2 and clear favourite ahead of the likes of Michael Gove, Dominic Raab, and Jeremy Hunt.

Next Conservative Leader Betting Odds

Rishi Sunak5/2
Michael Gove7/1
Dominic Raab12/1
Jeremy Hunt12/1
Priti Patel14/1
Sajid Javid16/1
Source: William Hill. Odds correct as of October 10th, 2020.

Boris Johnson FAQs

Who is Boris Johnson?

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician and former journalist who has served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. He was Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016.

Who is favourite to be the next UK Prime Minister?

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is the bookmakers' favourite to be the next Prime Minister at time of writing. He is followed in the betting by the Chancellor, Riski Sunak.

Who will replace Boris Johnson?

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is currently favourite to replace Mr Johnson as leader of the Conservative Party.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is the current favourite to replace Boris Johnson as Prime Minister.

When is the next General Election?

The next general election in the United Kingdom is scheduled to be held on Thursday, May 2nd 2024, in line with the Fixed-term Parliaments Act.

How many terms can a UK prime minister serve?

There are no directly set terms, but the Prime Minister must maintain the support of the House of Commons which, by statute has a maximum term of 4 years. Premiers must maintain the support of their respective provincial or territorial legislative assemblies which have a maximum term of 5 years.

Which UK Prime Minister served the shortest term?

Consequently, the Prime Minister with the total shortest period in office was George Canning, whose sole term lasted 119 days from April 12th, 1827 until his death on August 8th, 1827.

What is the real name of Boris Johnson?

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson

What does Pfeffel mean?

The Pfeffel family (ennobled as von Pfeffel) is a German and Bavarian family originally from Neuburg an der Donau in Bavaria. Some family members were ennobled in Bavaria in the 19th century.

Was Boris Johnson born in the US?

Johnson was born on June 19th, 1964 in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City.

His parents, Stanley Johnson and Charlotte Fawcett had married in 1963 before moving to the US. In September 1964, they returned to England.


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