Politics By Graham Sharpe

Theresa May Be Next In Line

AS THE FURORE AROUND the outcome of the EUReferendum continues, there has been a surreptitious gamble with bookmakers William Hill on who will succeed David Cameron when he stands down as Tory leader.

Hills have seen a sequence of bets which have halved Theresa May's odds from 6/1 to 3/1 clear second favourite, behind only 11/4 favourite Boris Johnson in the betting.

'Ms May had drifted right out in the odds over recent months, finding very little support with political punters, but suddenly she seems to be back in favour and the money is hinting that she might be well placed to be a serious contender for the top job' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

She may, though, face opposition from a rising star of the Party. The Scottish Conservative leader, Ruth Davidson impressed on TV's Great Debate recently and has been backed from 33/1 to 16/1 to become the next Tory Leader- a job which could well become available before the end of the year as David Cameron is just 6/4 with Hills to stand down by then.

LATEST WILLIAM HILL NEXT CONSERVATIVE LEADER ODDS....11/4 Boris Johnson; 3/1 Theresa May; 11/2 George Osborne; 7/1 Michael Gove; 14/1 Sajid Javid; Stephen Crabb; 16/1 Ruth Davidson; Priti Patel.

WHEN WILL CAMERON STAND DOWN AS TORY LEADER?...6/4 2016; 7/1 2017; 9/1 2018; 5/2 2019; 5/2 2020; 20/1 2021+


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