Boris Johnson has been backed to win tonight's Vote of Confidence. Joe Dyer rounds up the latest politics odds from Betfair...
The early betting on the Betfair Exchange has Boris Johnson at short odds-on to win a Vote of Confidence in his leadership of the Tory party after the motion was triggered this morning.
It is 1.331/3 that Johnson will get the required 180 votes out of 359 to remain in place as PM.
And despite the fevered speculation about his future after another tumultuos few days of his premiership, he is fancied to ride out the storm this year.
While 2022 is the shortest odds of the three options in Johnson's Exit Dates betting, it is odds-against at 2.3211/8.
Hunt and Mordaunt head the pack of next PMs
Should Johnson fail to win the Vote of Confidence his replacement as Tory Leader is not obvious. Jeremy Hunt, former Health Secretary, has long been fancied but is second favourite at 6.411/2.
The current front runner is Penny Mordaunt, the MP for Portsmouth North has been backed in from 60.059/1 to single figure odds at 6.05/1.
Liz Truss 8.415/2 and Tom Tugendhat 9.08/1 are the next likeliest options according to the current betting.
A bruising few days for the PM
Today's Vote of Confidence was triggered following a weekend that saw Johnson booed when arriving at St Paul's for the Queen's platinum jubilee thanksgiving service on Friday morning.
Comedian Lee Mack then ad-libbed a Partygate joke at the Jubilee concert, with Boris in attendance, and a large watching audience.
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