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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Cameron cut to 4/1 to quit; Hammond backed to be next PM

David Cameron is now just 4/1 to be replaced as Prime Minister this year, having been 16/1 just two days ago, according to Ladbrokes.

Political punters have been speculating on the possible fallout of a YES victory in Scotland and the chances of a change in Prime Minister as a result. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond's odds of taking over at Number 10 have been cut from 25/1 to 16/1 with Theresa May and William Hague also coming in for support.

Further bad news for Cameron could be on the horizon, as the bookies saw money for another Tory MP to defect to UKIP. Mark Reckless has been backed into 2/1 favourite to be the next to switch sides.

Matthew Shaddick of Ladbrokes said: "It's becoming increasingly uncertain whether Cameron can survive a YES vote and any further defections might be the final nail in the coffin for the PM."

Ladbrokes' latest betting

David Cameron to be replaced as PM in 2014: 4/1

Next Prime Minister
4/5 Ed Miliband
6/1 Boris Johnson
12/1 Theresa May
14/1 George Osborne
16/1 Philip Hammond
33/1 William Hague

Next Tory MP to defect to UKIP
2/1 Mark Reckless
6/1 Mark Pritchard
8/1 Nadine Dorries
8/1 Philip Hollobone
10/1 George Eustice
10/1 David Nuttall