Following Boris Johnson's party conference speech the Conservatives are around 6/4 to win a majority at the next general election, as Max Liu reports...
The Conservatives are 2.447/5 to win a majority at the next UK general election after Boris Johnson delivered his speech at the Conservative party conference in Manchester.
In his third speech as party leader, and possibly the penultimate one before the next general election, Johnson vowed that his government would "build back better" as the UK recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Johnson played to his strength - sunny optimism - and was cheered by the party faithful who lapped up his vows to unleash Britain's potential. He made references to British sporting success, including the England football team.
There were few details about how he would turn post-Brexit Britain into a global economic powerhouse and critics said the speech was light on policy. He made no mention of supply chain difficulties or petrol station queues.
He took swipes at Keir Starmer:
Johnson's speech was notably shorter than Starmer's last week and some in the Tory press praised it:
A hung parliament remains the favourite outcome at the next election at 2.245/4. The Conservatives are, however, favourites to win the most seats at 1.548/15.
The next election is 1.695/7 to be in 2024 and 2.829/5 to be in 2023. An election next year is 14.013/1 on the Exchange.
They continue to enjoy a lead over Labour in most polls and Johnson's grip on his party looks strong. There was no talk of moves against him this week in Manchester, as there often is at party conferences.
He is 1.824/5 to continue as Tory leader until 2024 of later.
When Johnson does leave, the chancellor Rishi Sunak 3.65 is the firm favorite to succeed him as Conservative leader.