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The next Tory leader: runners and riders

12 December 2018

8:42 AM

12 December 2018

8:42 AM

It’s official, 48 letters of no confidence have been submitted to the chairman of the 1922 committee, Graham Brady, triggering a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister this evening. If she loses this, she will be required to stand down and a Conservative leadership election will begin.

As James reports on Coffee House, already the next potential leaders of the Tory party are jostling to take Theresa May’s place. But any Tory MP who wants to take the Conservative Party throne has a tough ride ahead. First, they have to be popular among their fellow MPs, in an internal election that narrows the process down to two candidates. Then, after hustings, they have to win a vote among Conservative grassroots members.


So, who are the runners and riders to be the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom? Below are the odds for the next permanent leader of the Conservative Party (courtesy of Ladbrokes):

Boris Johnson
5/1
Dominic Raab
5/1
Michael Gove
7/1
Jeremy Hunt
8/1
Sajid Javid
8/1
Amber Rudd
16/1
Jacob Rees-Mogg
16/1
David Davis
20/1
Andrea Leadsom
25/1
Geoffrey Cox
25/1
Penny Mordaunt
25/1
David Lidington
33/1
Esther McVey
33/1
Gavin Williamson
50/1
Matthew Hancock
50/1
Philip Hammond
50/1
Priti Patel
50/1
Tom Tugendhat
50/1
James Brokenshire
66/1
James Cleverly
66/1
Jo Johnson
66/1
Johnny Mercer
66/1
Liz Truss
66/1
Ruth Davidson
66/1
Adam Afriyie
100/1
Andrew Mitchell
100/1
Anna Soubry
100/1
Ben Bradley
100/1
Ben Gummer
100/1
Bernard Jenkin
100/1
Brandon Lewis
100/1
Chloe Smith
100/1
Chris Grayling
100/1
Claire Perry
100/1
Damian Green
100/1
Damian Hinds
100/1
David Gauke
100/1
Dominic Grieve
100/1
Eddie Hughes
100/1
Edward Vaizey
100/1
George Freeman
100/1
George Osborne
100/1
Graham Brady
100/1
Greg Clark
100/1
Greg Hands
100/1
Heidi Allen
100/1
Jesse Norman
100/1
Julia Lopez
100/1
Julian Smith
100/1
Justine Greening
100/1
Karen Bradley
100/1
Kemi Badenoch
100/1
Kit Malthouse
100/1
Kwasi Kwarteng
100/1
Liam Fox
100/1
Lucy Frazer
100/1
Mark Harper
100/1
Michael Fallon
100/1
Nick Boles
100/1
Nick Herbert
100/1
Nicky Morgan
100/1
Nigel Huddleston
100/1
Owen Paterson
100/1
Philip Lee
100/1
Ranil Jayawardena
100/1
Richard Harrington
100/1
Rishi Sunak
100/1
Robert Halfon
100/1
Rory Stewart
100/1
Ross Thomson
100/1
Sam Gyimah
100/1
Sarah Wollaston
100/1
Seema Kennedy
100/1
Stephen Crabb
100/1
Steve Baker
100/1
Steve Barclay
100/1
Tobias Ellwood
100/1
Tracey Crouch
100/1
Victoria Atkins
100/1
Alan Duncan
150/1
Caroline Spelman
150/1
Daniel Hannan
150/1
Grant Shapps
150/1
Iain Duncan-Smith
150/1
Ken Clarke
150/1
Sarah Newton
150/1
Will Quince
150/1
Zac Goldsmith
150/1
Alan Mak
200/1
Alun Cairns
200/1
Andrea Jenkyns
200/1
David Cameron
200/1
Gillian Keegan
200/1
Maria Miller
200/1
Nigel Farage
200/1
Patrick McLoughlin
200/1
Philip Davies
200/1
William Hague
250/1


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