Politics By Rupert Adams

Will Britain Have First Female Defence Secretary?

Following the resignation of Sir Michael Fallon as defence secretary, William Hill have installed Tobias Ellwood as their 6/4 slight favourite with Penny Mordaunt second in the list at 5/2.


“Theresa May has a number of options but we believe that it is likely to be between Tobias Ellwood and Penny Mordaunt,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.


Next Secretary of State For Defence: 6/4 Tobias Ellwood, 5/2 Penny Mordaunt, 5/1 Alan Duncan, 5/1 Mark Lancaster, 10/1 Rory Stewart, 10/1 Johnny Mercer, 16/1 Jacob Rees-Mogg, 16/1 Boris Johnson, 25/1 Liam Fox, 33/1 Harriett Baldwin