General Election 2017: Boris Johnson favourite for next Tory leader

The Foreign Secretary leads list of candidates to succeed Theresa May...


As the UK scrambles to come to terms with the exit polls tonight, Paddy Power have priced up who will succeed Theresa May as Conservative Leader.

With May under-pressure as a result of the potentially disastrous figures hinted at by the first exit poll, Boris Johnson is in prime position to replace her at 2/1 to be the next Tory leader.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond (7/1) is next in line, ahead of Sajid Javid (12/1) and Michael Gove (14/1).

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Asked about May’s position spokesman Paddy Power said: “Will the Tories smother Theresa if the exit polls prove to be right? Maybe, after a particularly haphazard election campaign.

“So I’m sure they’d be relieved to see a safe pair of hands on the till if Boris Johnson takes over. His wait for the top spot could soon be BoJo-ver.”

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