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Bookmakers behind Boris again and is shortest odds yet

July 5th, 2019 Home, Media & Journalism, News & Events, Politics, Press Release

After a stuttering couple of weeks – Boris Johnson’s popularity has surged again and now he is the shortest price he has ever been to become Prime Minister.

Voting takes place in the Conservative Party Leadership election later this month as Johnson faces off against Jeremy Hunt – with the winner replacing Theresa May as PM.

Johnson has been firm favourite all along, although Hunt had significantly closed the gap on his rival recent weeks but things have swung back towards the former London Mayor once again.

Johnson is now rated a 1/12 to win, with Hunt back out to 7/1 – which means it would take a huge shock for Johnson to lose.

OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton commented: “Vote Leave winning the referendum, Donald Trump being elected US President – we have indeed seen some huge political shocks in recent years, but Jeremy Hunt beating Boris Johnson would be rank up there.

“At 1/12 with Bookmakers – that is over 90% probability, this market is close to be closed with few people backing Hunt to win.”

Selected odds on next Conservative Party Leader:

Boris Johnson – 1/12
Jeremy Hunt – 7/1

*Odds correct at time of writing

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