Boris Johnson favourite to succeed David Cameron

LONDON (Reuters) – Former London mayor and leading Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson is the favourite to succeed David Cameron as Prime Minister, bookmaker Ladbrokes said in a statement on Friday. Google+

Former London Mayor Boris Johnson and his wife Marina Wheeler arrive to vote at a polling station in north London. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
Former London Mayor Boris Johnson and his wife Marina Wheeler arrive to vote at a polling station in north London. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Cameron said he would stand down by October after voters ignored his pleas to stay in the European Union and voted to leave the bloc in a referendum.

Ladbrokes quoted Johnson at evens, ahead of interior minister Theresa May at 3/1 and Justice Secretary Michael Gove at 5/1.

(Reporting by Sarah Young; editing by Stephen Addison)

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