Next Prime Minister Odds: Paddy’s prices as Liz Truss resigns as Conservative leader

She couldn't last longer than Brian Clough's tenure at Leeds...


Liz Truss has resigned as the UK Prime Minister and Conservative leader after just 44 days in the top job.

A shambolic few weeks at Downing Street has seen Truss consigned to history as a pub quiz question as the shortest-serving PM in British history.


She has fired the gun in the race to succeed her and Paddy’s trusty traders have already priced up a Next Conservative Leader betting market.

It’s set to be a quick-fire contest with Tory MPs set to choose their next leader, making them the new PM, so who are the runners and riders?

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Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak will be hoping second time’s a charm after losing to Liz Truss in the last Tory leadership election, a campaign which lasted longer than her premiership. The former Chancellor of the Exchequer topped the vote among MPs last time.

Boris Johnson

We thought we’d waved goodbye to BoJo from frontline politics but could a shock return be on the cards? He’d certainly be partying if he finds a way to get back into 10 Downing Street. He’s not wasting any time, but jumping on a flight back to UK from holiday.

Penny Mordaunt

Penny Mordaunt reached the final round of the MPs’ ballot over the summer so the Leader of the House of Commons and was the first candidate to formally announce they will be running. Might fancy her chances of reaching the final two this time round.

Kemi Badenoch

Kemi Badenoch is popular among grassroots Tories but she was knocked out in the fourth round of MPs’ votes when vying to succeed Boris Johnson so faces an uphill battle if more senior figures stand.

Ben Wallace

Ben Wallace, the Defence Secretary, refused to run in the last leadership election due to focus on his brief amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine but he recently confirmed he has not ruled out a future tilt at the top job.

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

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