Nigel Farage 9/1 will become Prime Minister in 2029

Nigel Farage 9/1 will become Prime Minister in 2029

Nigel Farage says he wants Reform UK to establish a “bridgehead” in parliament ahead of a full-scale assault in five years, as he launched his party’s election promises.

The reform leader suggested he could be in 10th place after the next general election, but the July 4 election is too early for his party.

“The real ambition is the 2029 general election,” he said, “but this is our first big step.”

Farage is around 50/1 to become the next Prime Minister after Rishi Sunak, as Labor frontman Keir Starmer appears to have a handle on this – but betting experts make it just 9/1 that he gets the keys to Number 10 in 2029.

That said, the oddsmakers say it is more likely that Farage will be Prime Minister with the Tories at 12/1, as opposed to 25/1 with Reform UK – putting him as short of 2/1 as possible to become leader of the UK by 2029 to become the Conservative Party. .

BettingSites spokesperson Andy Newton said: “Nigel Farage becoming leader of Reform UK ahead of the upcoming election has certainly roused voters – with many Tory supporters abandoning ship to support the Brexiteer. But even if it is too late to overtake Labour, Farage has said – with another five years to rally the troops – he will be Prime Minister in 2029.

“As a result, our betting traders have ensured that Farage is just 9/1 to reach number 10 in some form in 2029 – and with odds-on (1/3) of the Clacton seat and an MP to be be made before the elections. The first time around, the momentum certainly seems to be Nigel’s.

“However, the oddsmakers also believe that Farage is more likely to join the Tories at just 1/5, and so they also suggest that at 12/1 he is likely to be Prime Minister for the ‘Conservatives’, as opposed to 25/1 for the Conservatives. Reform Britain.

“On this basis, the 2/1 offer for Nigel to become leader of the Tory party in 2029 stands out and appears to be the best value given the odds.”

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