Election 2015: Will we see a new crop of party leaders emerge?
We might not be any closer to knowing the outcome of this year’s UK General Election but that doesn’t mean we can’t launch a few pre-emptive strikes upon the party leaders.
Should they fail to deliver in this campaign then can we expect to see a combination of high-profile casualties?
Ladbrokes are currently offering a selection of juicy odds in their Next Leader market with prospective candidates for the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats all priced up.
Boris Johnson heads the Tory charge at odds of 7/4 with the blonde bombshell almost always mentioned in conversations surrounding a successor to David Cameron.
Home Secretary Theresa May is next on the list at 7/2 while Chancellor George Osborne (7/1) and Sajid Javid (10/1) make up the best of the rest.
For Labour it’s Andy Burnham at 5/2 and Yvette Cooper at 4/1 who lead the pack should Ed Miliband step down.
And while those odds might appear speculative there appears to be little doubt as to who the viable candidate to replace Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg would be.
Tim Farron is an odds-on shot (4/6) to take the Lib Dem hotseat should the current Deputy Prime Minister fall on his sword.
Clegg is a 1/5 shot to retain his Sheffield Hallam seat with Labour’s chances of usurping him priced at 3/1.
A poor performance at the ballot box for his party could call time on his tenure while a failure to hold on to power in his own constituency would be nothing short of disastrous.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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