Politics By Graham Sharpe

Tessa J Fav To Succeed Boris, The Fav To Succeed DC

BORIS JOHNSON strengthened his status as 9/4 favourite to succeed David Cameron as Tory Party Leader by becoming part of David Cameron's Political Cabinet - while Tessa Jowell is 5/2 favourite to succeed Boris as Mayor of London - and Chuka Umunna has become clear 13/8 favourite to succeed Ed Miliband as Labour leader.

'Political punters have earmarked Boris as the next Tory leader for some while, and his move into the Political Cabinet does his prospects no harm atll' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe, adding 'And the race to succeed Boris as Mayor of London is beginning to spark into life, with Tessa Jowell, the 5/2 favourite, and her nearest challenger, 4/1 chance Sadiq Khan, making the early running.'

Meanwhile, Hills elevated Chuka Umunna to the position of clear favourite to succeed Ed Miliband as hefty support for the man who pre-Election was a 6/1 chance to be the next Leader, continued to push him ahead of former favourite Andy Burnham, now 5/2 second favourite, with Yvette Cooper 5/1 third choice.

NEXT TORY LEADER......9/4 Boris Johnson; 11/2 Theresa May; 8/1 George Osborne; 8/1 Philip Hammond; 12/1 Sajid Javid; 16/1 Michael Gove.

NEXT LABOUR LEADER...13/8 Chuka Umunna; 5/2 Andy Burnham; 13/2 Liz Kendall; 9/1 Tristram Hunt; 20/1 David Miliband. Others on request.

NEXT MAYOR OF LONDON...5/2 Tessa Jowell; 4/1 Sadiq Khan; 7/1 David Lammy; 10/1 Zac Goldsmith; 20/1 Lord Coe; George Galloway; Doreen Lawrence; Michael Liebrich; Lord Sugar; 33/1 Eddie Izzard; 40/1 Jeremy Paxman; 50/1 Karren Brady; Russell Brand; Sol Campbell.