Boris Johnson’s future in power: what do the betting markets say?

Boris Johnson on campaign

Johnson is often touted as a future prime minister, but what do the betting markets say about his future?

Once Theresa May steps down – or is pushed – from the country’s top job, it could be only a matter of time before Boris makes his attempt to become prime minister. He could even be laying the groundwork right now. I recently argued that Boris Johnson is unlikely to ever become the country’s prime minister, but what do the betting markets say on his future at the top of British politics?

The cabinet

Boris is currently the Ladbrokes favourite to be the next minister to leave the cabinet. The firm offers odds of 5/2 for Boris to be the next minister to go, ahead of Patrick McLoughlin on 3/1 and Chancellor Philip Hammond on 4/1.

Former Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

As foreign secretary

The year is running out, but Ladbrokes also offer odds of 4/5 for Johnson to be replaced as Britain’s foreign secretary by the end of the year. The company also offers evens for him to stay.

On a side-note, the odds of Jacob Rees-Mogg joining the cabinet currently stand at 2/1.

Jacob Rees Mogg Headshot

As leader?

According to Oddschecker, Johnson is the current favourite to succeed Theresa May as Tory party leader. PaddyPower and William Hill each offer odds of 4/1 for a Johnson leadership.

Theresa May PM May's plan to rip up human rights law

As prime minister?

The current favourite to succeed Theresa May as prime minister is Jeremy Corbyn, according to Oddschecker, however, Johnson is the second-favourite. The pair are followed closely by David Davis, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Amber Rudd.

What do you think the future holds for Boris Johnson?

Jeremy Corbyn Speech

All Ladbrokes odds can be accessed here. Oddschecker odds can be accessed here and here. Odds are accurate as of 20th October.