Might the comprehensive school girl from Leeds make it to the top?
Cameron’s comments today about how long he might remain in the job have inevitably set off speculation about who will replace him.
My long term bet, at 50/1, has been Liz Truss – who was one of the first of the class of GE10 to get a place in the cabinet. That was very important stepping stone. She’s now at 33/1.
I’ve long taken the view that whenever Cameron stood down the party would not replace him with another old-Etonian and former member of the Bullingdon Club. My guess is that the party would seek someone with a more modest background and one who looks good is Environment Secretary Liz Truss.
A critical element, as we saw with Maggie, is having the ambition to make it to the top and my reading of Liz Truss is that in the right circumstances she might just put herself forward.
You can just see her breaking through the Theresa May – Boris duopoly to stake a claim.