The International Secretary Liz Truss is now odds-on at 4/6 to be the subsequent Tory chief after gaining extra votes than Penny Mordaunt to make the ultimate two within the management contest on Wednesday.
Because it at present stands, Truss’ opponent, Sunak, is the 6/4 underdog on Betfair Trade to interchange Boris Johnson as the subsequent Prime Minister.
The 2 remaining candidates will now see a summer time of campaigning then there shall be a votes by the broader Tory members, and the winner shall be introduced on 5 September.
Truss stated if she is elected as the subsequent Tory chief she’s going to “hit the bottom operating from day one”.
“I wish to thank every considered one of my colleagues who’ve supported me all through this stage of this contest,” the overseas secretary stated.
“I’d additionally prefer to pay tribute to each candidate who stood for the management. Every of them has contributed enormously to the Conservative Get together and to public life.
“I’m excited to now take to the nation to make the case to the Conservative Get together about my daring new financial plan that can reduce taxes, develop our economic system and unleash the potential of everybody in our United Kingdom.
“As Prime Minister I’d hit the bottom operating from day one, unite the Get together and govern according to Conservative values.
“I’m extremely proud to be part of the Conservative and Unionist Get together and am excited to spend the subsequent few weeks proving to all of our sensible members precisely why I’m the fitting individual to guide it, and our nice nation.”
Betfair Trade: Subsequent Conservative chief
Liz Truss: 4/6 (was Evens on Wednesday morning)
Rishi Sunak: 6/4
Betfair spokesperson Sam Rosbottom stated, “It will likely be Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak going head-to-head to be the subsequent Tory chief following Wednesday’s remaining Tory management poll.
“Odds on Liz Truss to interchange Boris Johnson have been slashed to 4/6 from Evens because the poll outcomes, whereas Sunak is 6/4 to maneuver into No.10.”