A reshuffle by the prime minister could boost her credibility and strengthen her hand, but will she do it? Here are the seven most likely ministers to next leave the cabinet based-off Ladbrokes’ betting odds.
7. David Gauke
Gauke is the current Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and was previously the Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Ladbrokes offers odds of 16/1 for Gauke to be the next minister to leave the cabinet.
6. Karen Bradley
Bradley currently serves as the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. She previously worked at KPMG before winning a seat at the 2010 election, which she has held ever since. Ladbrokes offers odds of 12/1 for her to be the next minister to leave the cabinet..
5. Justine Greening
Greening is the current Education Secretary, as well as the Minister for Women and Equalities. Greening has been an MP since 2005, and the odds of her leaving the cabinet are put at 10/1.
4. Theresa May
The fact that Theresa May is currently the fourth favourite member to leave the cabinet shows how precarious her position is. A successful leadership challenge in the coming months before a reshuffle would put an end to her brief time in power. The odds? 8/1.
3. Philip Hammond
Another big beast - the chancellor is currently the third-favourite to next leave the cabinet, with Ladbrokes at present offering odds of 4/1. Could Hammond be on his way out? The Independent recently reported that former Tory Chancellor Michael Heseltine thinks he should be gone.
2. Patrick Mcloughlin
McLoughlin was previously the country’s transport secretary, but now serves as the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and the Chair of the Tory Party. The odds of McLoughlin being the next minister to depart the cabinet are 3/1.
1. Boris Johnson
The foreign secretary is currently the clear favourite to be the minister to next leave the cabinet. Johnson’s odds are 5/2.
After rocking the boat in recent months, could the prime minister sack him? On one hand it would be a show of her strength - it could be seen as her telling the country that she does not stand for disloyalty. On the other, it could be safer for her to keep her friends close and her enemies closer.
All odds can be accessed here and are accurate as of 20th October 2017.
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