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Three-way battle emerging to replace May

April 15th, 2019 Home, Media & Journalism, News & Events, Politics, Press Release

The calls for Theresa May to quit as Prime Minister are as loud as ever and as it stands three men are vying for favouritism to replace her in 10 Downing Street…Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Jeremy Corbyn.

Mrs May has already stated she will leave once a deal to leave the European Union is agreed, but as it stands a Brexit solution does not appear on the horizon.

The EU has agreed a Brexit extension to the end of October, although Mrs May hopes a deal will be agreed with MPs in the Houses of Parliament before then, and before May 23rd when European elections would have to be held.

So should Mrs May quit, Bookmakers are convinced one of three men will be replacing her in the top job – Boris Johnson, Michael Gove or Jeremy Corbyn – all of whom are around 5/1 to be next PM.

As it stands the favoured date for Mrs May to leave stands at between July and September, which is 15/8 – it is a long as 9/2 for her to go before the end of the June.

OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton commented: “As the waiting for Brexit continues, it is now odds on that Mrs May leaves Downing Street before then, it is 1/2 she goes before Brexit.

“And when might this happen? Bookmakers think it will be this year with July to September seeing the most money – which won’t please many in her own party.

“Then we have the replacement and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has seen his odds come in along with Boris Johnson in recent weeks, and now we have a near enough three-way tie at the head of the betting with Michael Gove also seen as a likely contender…which basically means nobody is certain as too who will take over!”

What happens first?
Brexit – 7/4
Theresa May leaves office – 1/2

When will Theresa May leave office?
Now/End of June – 9/2
July to September – 15/8
October to December – 11/4
January to March – 15/2

Selected odds on next Prime Minister:
Boris Johnson 5/1
Michael Gove 5/1
Jeremy Corbyn 5/1
Dominic Raab 9/1
Jeremy Hunt 9/1
Sajid Javid 9/1

*Odds correct at time of writing

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