Who could replace British Prime Minister if no confidence vote called?

Theresa may

Theresa may

THERESA MAY is expected to face a leadership confidence vote after mounting political turmoil saw her delay Parliament’s so-called “meaningful vote” on her controversial Brexit deal on Monday.

 A total of 48 no-confidence letters need to be submitted to the Conservative Party’s 1922 Committee for a confidence vote to be triggered. It is thought the number may already have been reached. MPs are now waiting to hear official word from Sir Graham Brady, the Committee’s chair.
But who is odds-on favourite to replace the Prime Minister if the crucial number has indeed been reached?

Jeremy Corbyn is currently the bookies’ favourite to replace the Prime Minister, with betting companies Coral, Ladbrokes, Betfair, William Hill, Skybet and Paddypower putting the odds at 4/1.

But for Mr Corbyn to succeed his Parliamentary foe, a General Election would need to be triggered – something the Labour Party is unsurprisingly calling for.

From within the Tory Party ranks Boris Johnson is the favourite to take over as leader and therefore as Prime Minister, with

bookmakers SkyBet and William Hill putting the odds at 5/1 and Coral, Ladbrokes, Betfair and Paddypower giving 6/1 odds.

Hot on the Old Etonian’s heels is former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, who quit the Government in July, with Skybet, William Hill, Betfair and Paddypower putting the potential contender at 6/1.

Mr Raab may face criticism for telling Sky News the UK needs to “change course” on Brexit just hours after quitting as Brexit Secretary, but others may see him as a man of principle.

Sajid Javid, who Margaret Thatcher once touted as a potential Prime Minister, could succeed Mrs May to become the UK’s first ethnic minority leader.EXPRESS