Nigel Farage is among the favourites to replace Henry Bolton following Sunday’s vote of no-confidence for the current UKIP leader.
The former leader was back in the limelight recently after he called for a second referendum on EU membership on TV show the Wright Stuff.
Some people have taken that to mean that he is eyeing up a return to the political arena, and he’s well priced at bookmakers Ladbrokes who have him at 4/1 to take the reins at the beleaguered nationalist party.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Farage might have ruled himself out, for now, but it wouldn’t be the first time he’s said one thing and done another, so it’s not a huge surprise to see punters backing him to replace Bolton.”
Among the other frontrunners Tim Aker looks a popular choice to fill the position.
The Thurrock councillor is Betway’s early fancy at 7/2 to replace Bolton.
Aker today resigned as the party’s Local Government spokesperson, joining a list of rebelling members that includes deputy leader Margot Parker and London spokesperson Peter Whittle.
Betway’s Alan Alger, said: “With a number of the party’s key components resigning it may only be a matter of time before Henry Bolton steps down as UKIP leader.
“The early money has been for Tim Aker to replace Bolton at 7/2, though there is more than one name in the hat with David Kurten, 4/1, and Peter Whittle, 6/1, not too far away.“Somewhat unsurprisingly we’ve taken a fair few bets on Nigel Farage rising to power once again. He was a 20/1 shot to reclaim the UKIP leadership at the start of the year but is now just 7/1.”
Nigel Farage in 2018:
|Become leader of a new political party||4/6|
|Be elected to Parliament||7/1|
|Announce formal opposition to Brexit||20/1|
|Appointed Brexit Secretary||50/1|
|Appointed British Ambassador to the US||66/1|