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With pressure ever-increasing on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Paddy Power’s trusty traders have been looking at the runners and riders positioning themselves to take his job should he go. As always in Westminster there’s no shortage of people trying to shimmy themselves into contention.
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A no-confidence vote in Boris Johnson has been called by Conservative MPs so the Tories could soon be on the lookout for a new bigwig? A General Election could also be on the horizon if an early poll is called. There’s a right Motley Crew of contenders so let’s take a look at who might be the next Prime Minister of the UK.
Jeremy Hunt has taken more of a backseat in British politics in the 2020s after being a prominent member of David Cameron and Theresa May’s premierships. Another with plenty of experience, the South West Surrey MP is one who might bring some stability to the rocky world of No.10. He could stand for the Tory leadership if Johnson loses the no-confidence vote.
The Leader of the Opposition, Keir Starmer, could be heading into No.10 if an early General Election is triggered in the wake of the no-confidence vote. Labour have enjoyed a healthy lead in the polls since the start of the Partygate scandal.
Tom Tugendhat is another one that might come in under the radar. The MP for Tonbridge and Malling has frequently butted heads with Johnson over key issues and might be considered as the polar opposite to the current PM.
Ben Wallace, the Secretary of State for Defence, has come into focus since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. An experienced operator, the 52-year-old has been a Member of Parliament since 2005.
Current Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has seen his poll ratings sink due to the ongoing cost of living crisis while, like Boris Johnson, he received a fixed-penalty notice for breaching coronavirus rules. The 42-year-old played a prominent role during the early days of the Coronavirus pandemic, however.
Liz Truss has been pulling out all the stops to try and look presidential in recent times. The Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs has been working hard to get her name out there and has plenty of experience in high-level roles.
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