The latest odds released by bookmaker Willam Hill revealed the Prime Minister has good chances to survive tonight’s vote of no confidence, at least according to bookies. The data shared by the bookmaker see the Prime Minister’s chance to win at 4/6. William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said: “The odds suggest Theresa will be safe but it could be a close run thing.”
Chances she will fail to win the support of her MPs are at 11/10.
Should that happen, William Hill’s bookies believe Boris Johnson has 4/1 chances to be the next leader of the Conservative Party and the Government.
Other favourites are believed to be former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, at 5/1, Sajid Javid at 11/2, Michael Gove at 13/2, Jeremy Hunt at 7/1 and Penny Mordaunt at 12/1.
Jacob Rees-Mogg, who earlier today said the Prime Minister “must go” because her Brexit plan would “bring down the Government”, has 12/1 chances to win, William Hill said.
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The Tory MP said: “The Country needs a new leader, it is time for Mrs May to resign.”
And in a joint statement, Mr Rees-Mogg, who is the chairman of the European Research Group, and his deputy Steve Baker added: “Theresa May’s plan would bring down the Government if carried forward. But our party will rightly not tolerate it.
“Conservatives must now answer whether they wish to draw ever closer to an election under Mrs May’s leadership.
“In the national interest, she must go.”
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Mrs May’s leadership has already been backed by many members of her Cabinet, including Amber Rudd, Jeremy Hunt and Michael Gove.
Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, added upon pledging his support to the Prime Minister: “The last thing our country needs right now is a Conservative Party leadership election.
“Will be seen as self-indulgent and wrong.
“PM has my full support and is best person to ensure we leave EU on 29 March.”
The leadership contest will take place between 6pm and 8pm today, as announced by Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee.
In a defiant speech given outside No10, Mrs May pledged to contest the challenge with “everything I’ve got” and to keep working towards delivering Brexit.
She added: “A change of leadership in the Conservative party now would put our country’s future at risk and create uncertainty when we can least afford it.
“A new leader wouldn’t be in place by 21 January legal deadline, so a leadership election risks handing control of the Brexit negotiations to opposition MPs in parliament.
“The new leader wouldn’t have time to renegotiate the withdrawal agreement and get the legislation through parliament by 29 March, so one of their first acts would have to be extending or rescinding article 50, delaying or even stopping Brexit when people want us to get on with it.
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“And a leadership election would not change the fundamentals of the negotiation, or the parliamentary arithmetic.
“Weeks spent tearing ourselves apart will only create more division just as we should be standing together to serve our country.
“None of that would be in the national interest.
“The only people whose interests would be served would be Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell.”