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Boris Johnson resigns - Tory leader replacement odds revealed

07 Jul 2022
Phil Lowe 07 Jul 2022
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  • Boris Johnson to resign as Prime Minister today
  • Tory leadership contest set to start
  • Penny Mordaunt favourite to be next leader of the Conservative party
Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Getty Images)
Penny Mordaunt is the favourite in the race to replace Boris Johnson as Tory leader, according to bookmaker Ladbrokes.

On Thursday morning it emerged that Mr Johnson was finally to resign as Prime Minister, and at time of writing it is Mordaunt who heads the betting at 9/2 to win the Tory leadership race.

Elsewhere, Ben Wallace and Rishi Sunak are both available at 6/1, while Liz Truss and Sajid Javid are 7/1 and 8/1 shots respectively.

Ladbrokes spokesman Alex Apati told FreeTips.com on Thursday morning: "This might be the most wide-open leadership race in history, with no less than eight names priced at 12/1 or shorter to replace Johnson as things stand."

Latest Next Tory Leader Odds

Odds to replace Boris Johnson
Penny Mordaunt9/2
Ben Wallace6/1
Rishi Sunak6/1
Liz Truss7/1
Sajid Javid8/1
Nadhim Zahawi10/1
Jeremy Hunt12/1
Tom Tugendhat12/1
Note: Odds courtesy of Ladbrokes and correct as of 9.50am on Thursday, July 7th

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