Rishi Sunak is bookies’ favourite to take over as Prime Minister if Boris Johnson goes


Rishi Sunak is bookies’ favourite to take over as Prime Minister if Boris Johnson goes… with Penny Mordaunt a close second

  • Rishi Sunak leads to be the next Conservative leader on 3/1 with William Hill 
  • Sajid Javid is on 7/1 and the most experienced as home secretary and chancellor 
  • Penny Mordaunt the former defence secretary is a surprising second on 4/1 

Rishi Sunak is the bookies’ favourite to be the next Conservative leader after quitting the Cabinet.

Despite the revelations about his wife’s non-dom tax status and his US green card this year, Mr Sunak still leads on 3/1 with William Hill.

In second is Penny Mordaunt (4/1), the former defence secretary and one of the few leadership contenders to still be a junior member of Boris Johnson’s Government as minister for trade policy. 

Rishi Sunak is the favourite to take over leadership of the Conservative party despite quitting the Cabinet

Rishi Sunak is the favourite to take over leadership of the Conservative party despite quitting the Cabinet

Former defence secretary Penny Mordaunt is second favourtie to take leadership and one of the few contenders to still be a junior member of Boris Johnson ’s Government

Former defence secretary Penny Mordaunt is second favourtie to take leadership and one of the few contenders to still be a junior member of Boris Johnson ’s Government

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace (13/2) topped a recent grassroots poll as next party leader, having won praise for calling for extra military spending.

Sajid Javid (7/1) is the most experienced candidate having served as home secretary and chancellor, while Jeremy Hunt (8/1) is popular with Remainer Tory MPs, but has little support among party members. 

Also on 8/1 is Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who has long been thought to have leadership hopes.

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