Next Prime Minister Odds | Betting History and Trends

Who will be the next UK Prime Minister? Most of the bookmakers have Prime Minister betting odds on what is sure to be another close-run General Election. Who do you think will win the keys to Number 10 Downing Street?

Next Prime Minister Odds | Betting History and Trends
Next Prime Minister Odds | Betting History and Trends

Next Prime Minister Betting

  • Former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been heavily backed to be the next Prime Minister.

  • Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is not seeing a huge level of betting support

  • Kent MP Tom Tugendhat would be a new broom but may lack the experience.

Next Prime Minister Betting Odds - June 2022
Betting Odds - May 2022
Betting Odds - April 2022
 Betting Odds - March 2022
 Betting Odds - February 2022
Rishi Sunak 9/1 12/1 9/1 100/30 2/1
Liz Truss 7/1 11/2 7/1 8/1 6/1
Keir Starmer 5/1 5/1 7/2 9/2 7/1
Jeremy Hunt 4/1 6/1 10/1 10/1 7/1
Tom Tugendhat 6/1 8/1 10/1 10/1 7/1
Ben Wallace 12/1 10/1

Penny Mordaunt 9/1 14/1 14/1 16/1 16/1
Michael Gove 25/1 20/1 20/1 20/1 16/1

Odds correct as of June 2022

Boris Johnson

The Tory Party even holding a confidence vote could signal the end of BOJO at Number 10.

BOJO Exit Date

A host of candidates from the Conservative Party are likely to be vying to lead their party and the country.

The current favourite was Chancellor of The Exchequer Rishi Sunak.

The MP for Richmond in Yorkshire has played a pivotal role in keeping the economy on track during Covid 19 and had looked like a safe pair of hands. 

However the unedifying row over how much tax he and his wife pay have damaged his Prime Ministerial ambitions.

Rishi Sunak

For Labour Keir Starmer seems to have survived the incessant sniping from left-wing party members, and come out stronger. The troubles of the Sunak family have led to the bookies installing Starmer as the favourite to be the next PM. 

Sir Keir Starmer

He has come across as statesmanlike and offers a sensible alternative to the Conservative Party.

Liz Truss could well throw her hat into the ring and become the next PM. 

Liz Truss

The MP for South West Norfolk received plenty of favourable mentions in the Tory press in her previous role as International Trade Secretary and was subsequently promoted to Foreign Secretary. 

UK Prime Ministers Since 1945

  • Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair are the longest-serving Prime Ministers of recent years. 
  • The Iron Lady served nearly 12 years and the Labour Leader just over 10 years.

  • The PM with the shortest tenure was Conservative Sir Alec Douglas Home with just 363 days in office.
  • In part, the Promufo Scandal saw him and Conservatives lose the support of the country.

Prime Minister Tenure Party
Boris Johnson 2019-Present Day Conservative
Theresa May 2016-2019 Conservative
David Cameron 2010-2016 Conservative
Gordon Brown 2007-2010 Labour
Tony Blair 1997-2007 Labour
John Major 1990-1997 Conservative
Margaret Thatcher 1979-1990 Conservative
James Callaghan 1976-1979 Labour
Harold Wilson 1974-1976 Labour
Edward Heath 1970-1974 Conservative
Harold Wilson 1954 -1970 Labour
Alec Douglas Home 1963-1964 Conservative
Harold Macmillian 1957-1963 Conservative
Antony Eden 1955-1957 Conservative
Winston Churchill 1951-1955 Conservative
Clement Attle  1945-1951 Labour

Not including Conservative Boris Johnson, the following parties have held power:

  • A Conservative Prime Minister has been at Number 10 for 43 Years 326 Days.
  • A Labour Prime Minister has been at Number 10 for 30 Years 49 Days. 

  • The youngest Prime Ministers since 1945 are David Cameron and Tony Blair who both took office aged 43.
  • The oldest Prime Minister since 1945 was Neville Chamberlain who was 68 when he became Prime Minister.

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