Politics By Graham Sharpe

How Many Years As Leader For Cameron?

WITH DAVID CAMERON celebrating his tenth anniversary as Tory leader, bookmakers William Hill are speculating on when he will stand down from the role, and who will succeed him - with 2020 and George Osborne as their favourites.

Cameron is 4/6 with Hills to stand down in 2020; 5/2 in 2019; 6/1 2018; 8/1 2017; 9/1 2016; 12/1 2021 or later; 33/1 2015.

George Osborne is 6/4 favourite with Hills to be next elected Tory leader, with Boris Johnson 7/2 second favourite. Other odds: 8/1 Sajid Javid; 8/1 Theresa May; 20/1 Philip Hammond; 28/1 Jeremy Hunt. Others on request.

'When Mr Cameron was elected leader, David Davis was initially favourite to beat him, but Cameron went into the final round such a hot favourite that one William Hill client staked £200,000 on him at odds of 1/25 to win £8000 profit. At the time it was the largest political bet ever struck but it was subsequently beaten when another of our customers staked £900,000 on the outcome of the Scottish Independence Referendum' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

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