Odds suggest Whittle, Waters and Etheridge all have UKIP leader chance
By October, the UKIP will have announced a new leader. But who will it be?
Following Paul Nuttall’s resignation in the wake of June’s General Election, a number of contenders have emerged for the job, in what is the party’s third leadership campaign in a year.
Our odds suggest it’s a closely-run thing.
Deputy leader of the party since November, Peter Whittle is the 2/1 favourite.
Whittle, a London Mayor candidate last year, is proposing a ‘grassroots revolution’ and a rebuilding of ‘a sense of British patriotism’.
He faces a tough fight to become leader though, with Anne-Marie Waters second in the running at 3/1.
Waters, backed by former EDL leader Tommy Robinson, has become a major contender after an influx of new UKIP members signed up earlier this month.
An anti-Islam candidate, it’s been touted that the UKIP party could dissolve should Waters succeed, and that almost all of their MEP’s could quit their roles.
Bill Etheridge is the other main player, according to the odds, at 4/1.
A Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands, Etheridge describes himself as the ‘libertarian candidate’ in the campaign.
The 47-year-old has run for leadership0 before, coming third to Diane James in September 2016.
The odds then drift to John Rees-Evans at 8/1, who was third in November’s election last year.
Ladbrokes Latest Betting:
Next UKIP leader
Peter Whittle – 2/1
Anne-Marie Waters – 3/1
Bill Etheridge – 4/1
John Rees-Evans – 8/1
Ben Walker – 12/1
David Coburn – 12/1
David Kurten – 12/1
Chris Wells – 20/1
Jonathan Arnott – 20/1
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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing