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Boris vs David Davis – the most likely battle for the Tory leadership

9 June 2017

7:02 AM

9 June 2017

7:02 AM

Having squandered the Conservative majority, Theresa May is coming under pressure to resign. It’s not just from Jeremy Corbyn and opposition parties: Tory MPs are calling for her to go too, with Anna Soubry first out of the blocks this morning.

So if she does resign (perhaps after the ‘period of stability’ she’s called for) who might take over? Douglas Carswell says it’s a straight fight between David Davis and Boris Johnson:


But who do the bookies fancy? Although she won in Hastings and Rye, with a small majority of just 346, Amber Rudd has been written off by PaddyPower. They agree with Carswell: Boris is the 3/1 favourite, with Davis behind him on 10/3. Other prospective candidates trail behind.


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