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Who next for UK Prime Minister? 

The Brexit rumblings continue to wreak havoc in the UK and Theresa May appears to be on borrowed time as Prime Minister. Public and political opinion of May is at an all-time low and with yet more chaotic scenes in the House of Commons once again this week, attention has begun to turn to potential replacements for Theresa May with her suitability for the role being placed under constant scrutiny. 

Corbyn to be given his chance 

The Conservatives weren’t able to achieve an overall majority in the last election but did achieve the highest amount of votes and was subsequently able to form a government. The relative weakness in public perception of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader was seen as a decisive factor in Labour’s inability to claim power from the Conservatives and over 18 months on – opinion appears to be decided both inside and outside of the Labour Party as to his capability for the role of Prime Minister. Jeremy Corbyn is currently the favourite at 5/1 with William Hill to become the next UK Prime Minister.  

Boris the Leader? 

One of the biggest advocates of Brexit was Boris Johnson – the Conservative MP that has frequently polarised opinion in the UK. Having resigned earlier this year due to his opposition at Theresa May’s lack of progress with the Brexit negotiations and the former Mayor of London has been public in his criticism of the Prime Minister’s current regime. He has longed for notoriety as Prime Minister and has made no secret of his desire to lead the country and whilst he will need the Conservatives to be voted into power once more, Boris Johnson is 6/1 with Sky Bet to take over at 10 Downing Street. 

Cream of the Conservative Crop 

With Theresa May currently the leader of the Conservative party, her replacement is all subject to conjecture on her future as Prime Minister and MP’s have to toe the line in order to look after their own and the party’s interests. Former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has been in the headlines of late after resigning from his role in charge of overseeing the Brexit deal, then publically criticising Theresa May, Dominic Raab is 8/1 with Ladbrokes to replace May as Prime Minister. Home Secretary Sajid Javid is highly thought of within the Conservative Party and would be seen as a relatively safe pair of hands in charge having held a number of roles under David Cameron and Theresa May’s government and Sajid Javid is 9/1 with Betfred to be the next Prime Minister. 

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