Could Boris Johnson be back in the running to be PM? Political betters seem to think so

Helen Cahill
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The Tory campaign has taken a sour turn over the past week (Source: Getty)

Political betters seem to think that Boris Johnson could be the next Prime Minister, according to betting exchange site Betfair.

The Betfair odds on Johnson becoming the next Prime Minister fell from 100/1 to a low of 12/1 this morning in a sign betters think Prime Minister Theresa May will be ousted for not pulling off a stronger General Election campaign.

Meanwhile, after she stepped in to cover for May in last night's BBC election debate, Ladbrokes has put the odds of home secretary Amber Rudd becoming Tory leader at 10/1.

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Rudd spoke for the Conservative party in last night's BBC debate (Source: Getty)

Johnson himself has certainly been trying to find the positives from the Tory party's lack of momentum, arguing a tight race is better for the country as a whole.

Speaking on ITV this morning, Johnson said: "For me it is great that this is tightly fought. It is great that people think that this is a very hotly contested election, because it is.

"We are fighting for every vote, because the future of our country is at stake. We have a massive opportunity with Brexit."

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