Politics By Graham Sharpe

Gove Backed To Be Next Tory Leader

MICHAEL GOVE, who was a 20/1 outsider to become the next Tory leader when the EU Referendum campaign began, has now been backed down to 4/1 second favourite (displacing George Osborne from that position) with William Hill, after a flurry of support as a result of his tv appearance promoting the 'Leave' option.

'Political punters seemed to be impressed by Mr Gove's performance in front of the camera and he was backed down during the course of his interview from 6/1 to 4/1 to be the next Tory leader' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

However, one London-based Hill's punter was very UNimpressed by Mr Gove, and opened a new account to stake £10,000 on 'Remain' winning the Referendum at odds of 1/3 (potential profit of £3,333.33). '72% of individual bets placed are for 'Leave', but 73% of all stake money gambled is for 'Remain'' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

And there was another Referendum market move as Hills cut their odds for a voter turnout of 68% or more from 13/8 to 6/4, and lengthened Under 68% from 4/9 to 1/2.


TO BE NEXT ELECTED TORY LEADER: 3/1 Boris Johnson; 4/1 Michael Gove; 9/2 George Osborne; 6/1 Theresa May; 12/1 Stephen Crabb; Sajid Javid; 14/1 Priti Patel. Others on request.

WHEN WILL DAVID CAMERON STAND DOWN AS TORY LEADER?....2/1 2016; 6/1 2017; 8/1 2018; 9/4 2019; 9/4 2020; 20/1 2021

EU REF VOTER TURNOUT.......1/2 UNDER 68%; 6/4 68% OR MORE

Further information........Graham Sharpe.....0780 3233702