Liz Truss has surged ahead of Rishi Sunak as the bookies’ favourite in the race to be the next Conservative leader and Prime Minister.
Our chart, updated hourly, shows an aggregation of odds gathered from various bookmakers, tracking the candidates’ chances of winning the contest in real time.
The leadership campaign is now being dominated by the UK’s spiralling cost-of-living crisis, with Ms Truss and Mr Sunak competing to offer the best policy solution.
The Foreign Secretary is the front-runner in the leadership race, having led in successive Tory member polls.
Now halfway through the leadership hustings, the candidates face a further six before September 5, when the winner will be declared. Voting is now underway.
Two former party chairmen have warned that Tories must unite behind Ms Truss as leader or risk losing the next election.
In a joint article for The Telegraph, James Cleverly and Brandon Lewis said Ms Truss was a “unifier” whose backers represented a range of traditions and beliefs across the party.
They said all the evidence – including opinion polls – also showed that she was the candidate best placed to beat Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer at the next election not only across the country but also in the red wall seats that helped Boris Johnson secure an 80-strong majority.