Bet on the Boris Johnson Replacements, Next Conservative Party Leader UK

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Alejandro Botticelli
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Boris Johnson was facing a confidence vote on Monday June 6, move that could begin the process of his ultimate exit. BetOnline has released odds on who his replacement might be.  It's worth noting that our oddsmakers still believe 2022 will be Johnson's final year at the helm. looks at the likely successors and next Conservative Party leaders.

Liz Truss

Also known as Elizabeth Truss, BetOnline has her as the odds-on favorite and with a decent price of $45 paid out on a $10 bet.

The foreign secretary is the darling of the Conservatives' grassroots and is regularly top of the polls of party members carried out by the website Conservative Home, writes Andrew Macaskill of Reuters.

Truss has a carefully cultivated public image and was photographed in a tank last year, evoking a famous 1986 image of Britain's first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, who was also captured in such a pose.

The 46-year-old spent the first two years of Johnson's premiership as international trade secretary, championing Brexit, and last year was appointed as Britain's lead negotiator with the European Union.

Truss said on Monday Johnson has her "100% backing" and she urged colleagues to support him.

Jeremy Hunt

At 5-1 odds, Hunt is tied with the second shortest odds with Rishi Sunak.

Hunt was among the more outspoken when it came to urging Tory's MPs to vote "no confidence" on Monday. 

The former minister, who is viewed as a more serious and untarnished choice who previously finished second to Johnson in the 2019 contest, warned that the Conservative party is in danger of losing the next election due to a lack of integrity.

“Having been trusted with power, Conservative MPs know in our hearts we are not giving the British people the leadership they deserve. We are not offering the integrity, competence and vision necessary to unleash the enormous potential of our country.

“And because we are no longer trusted by the electorate, who know this too, we are set to lose the next general election.

“Anyone who believes our country is stronger, fairer and more prosperous when led by Conservatives should reflect that the consequence of not changing will be to hand the country to others who do not share those values. Today’s decision is change or lose. I will be voting for change.”

Earlier this year, Hunt revealed that his ambition to become prime minister "hasn't completely vanished".

Rishi Sunak

The finance minister was widely viewed as the successor to Johnson prior to this year.  That's changed a bit. 

Macaskill notes Sunak has faced criticism for not giving enough cost-of-living support to households while his wealthy wife's non-domiciled tax status has drawn controversy.  Likewise, he, too, has been fined for breaking the same lockdown rules that resulted in Monday's confidence vote against Johnson.

Sky News Alan McGuinness and Sophie Morris pointed to their own data, which should discourage any bets on Sunak.

An exclusive poll for Sky News in January found that almost half of Tory members thought Rishi Sunak would make a better leader and could win more seats at the next election than Mr Johnson.

But after introducing a number of policies - such as increasing National Insurance contributions - that went down badly with Tory MPs, his popularity has slumped.

Tom Tugendhat, Penny Mordaunt and Ben Wallace

The former defence minister, Penny Mordaunt (6-1 odds), was a big supporter of leaving the European Union but there are some signs that Brits are seeing very little benefit in having done so.

Back in January, Tom Tugendhat (6-1 odds) was among the first MPs to declare he would run to replace Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a Tory leadership contest.  He currently serves as Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

Ben Wallace (8-1 odds) is the current Secretary of State.

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Penny Mordaunt


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Michael Gove


Mark Harper


Dominic Raab


Priti Patel


Steve Baker


James Cleverly


Tobais Ellwood


Grant Shapps


Oliver Dowden


Jacob Rees-Mogg


Kwasi Kwarteng


Matthew Hancock


Robert Jenrick


Johnny Mercer


Esther McVey


Ben Houchen


Rory Stewart


Graham Brady


Andrea Leadsom


Nigel Farage


Ruth Davidson


Gavin Williamson


George Osborne


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