Politics By Graham Sharpe

Could Hammond Be Next PM?

PHILIP HAMMOND has been backed to be the next Prime Minister with bookmakers William Hill who now make him 12/1 second favourite to be next Tort leader, and 16/1 third favourite to succeed Theresa May in Number 10, with only 5/1 joint favourites Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn ahead of him in the betting.

'Mr Hammond's star seems to be rising at the moment and he has been a popular choice to go right to the top' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

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