UK New PM / Rishi Sunak is leading the race to become Britain's PM bookies also have a choice

Vikrant Shekhawat : Oct 21, 2022, 07:47 AM
UK New PM: After the resignation of Liz Truss, the question has now become the biggest, who will be the next Prime Minister of Britain? Announcing her resignation, Truss said she would continue to look after her until the Tory party chose her successor. The election of the leader of the Conservative Party will be completed by next week. Rishi Sunak, his rival in the elections with Truss, is now considered the frontrunner in the race for the post of Prime Minister, but there is no consensus in this regard so far in the divided Tory party.

On the other hand, as per the probabilities given by the bookies, Rishi Sunak and Penny Mordaunt are the most likely to take over. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt rejected his own claim soon after Truss resigned. According to the odds aggregator Oddschecker of bookmakers, Rishi Sunak (13/8) has the highest chances of becoming the Prime Minister.

According to the bookies, whose claim is the strongest, Sunak is in the forefront. Their chances are more than 50%. Penny Mordaunt is named after her. Their chances are also around 30%. Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson's name is also coming in this. Their chances are also 16%. Ben Wallace and Cami Badenoch are also named in this race. However, they still seem to be lagging behind.

Survey: Now Tory members will choose Sunak

Ahead of Truss's resignation on Tuesday, a survey claimed that if elections are held for the leadership of the Conservative Party in Britain now, then former Indian-origin finance minister Rishi Sunak will defeat Truss. In the survey it was described as Tory members regretting their decision after electing Liz. A poll conducted by British international internet-based market research and data analytics firm U-GOV on Tory members found that 55 percent of the party's members would now vote for Sunak if they had the chance to vote again, while the Truss would vote for Sunak. Only 25 percent of the people will vote for it.

Considered Johnson a better alternative to PM: Survey

It said that amid the ongoing political turmoil in Westminster, it has been found that members of the Conservative Party are regretting their September decision to elect Liz Truss as leader. However, the name of former Prime Minister Boris Johnson emerged as the most preferred option for the post of British Prime Minister. In the survey, 63 per cent considered him a good choice to replace Truss, while 32 per cent called him the top candidate. At the same time, 23 percent supported Sunak.