Betfair Slash Odds Theresa May Leaving Number 10 in 20172017-10-13 13:40:44
After a disastrous closing speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester on October 4th Betfair have slashed odds on British Prime Minister Theresa May leaving her post in 2017. Her speech, which was built up beforehand as a make or break moment for the leader of the Tory Party, couldn’t have gone much worse as she stumbled, faltered and was heckled by a prankster before the stage around her literally began to fall apart. As confidence in May continues to plummet so too do Betfair’s odds on her leaving 10 Downing Street before the end of the year.
During her calamitous speech, May was presented with a P45 by a prankster and comedian Lee Nelson in a moment that was at best difficult to watch. The Prime Minister tried to laugh it off but beneath her limp smile was an overwhelming sense of resignation. With May again failing to inspire confidence the bookies have been quick to cut the odds on her bowing out before the end of 2017. Betfair slashed their odds on the Prime Minister being delivered her real P45 soon from 9/1 to 5/2 while is now also odds-on at the Betfair Exchange to become the next party leader to leave her position.
Following the speech, a spokesperson for Betfair Politics, Katie Bayliss, said: “With media reports that a number of Tory party members are starting a movement to persuade her to stand aside, her odds of reaching the end of the year as leader have shortened from 9/1 to 5/2. May’s at 2/5 to be the next party leader to leave her position and if she goes, Boris Johnson is the leading contender to take over, with his odds shortening in the last 24 hours from 4/1 from 5/1, while David Davis is the 11/2 second favourite.”