The UK has a new Prime Minister who will take helm tomorrow
Boris Johnson will be the new Prime Minister of the UK after winning the Conservative Party leadership ballot.
Johnson beat his rival scooping 66.4% (92,153) of the vote against Jeremy Hunt’s 34% (46,656). Almost 160,000 Conservative members were eligible to vote, and turnout was 87.4%.
He will formally take up the role of Prime Minister tomorrow after asking Her Majesty the Queen for permission to form a government.
In his acceptance speech Johnson praised the outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May for the job she has done in tricky circumstances. May offered Johnson her “full support”.
He vowed to “deliver Brexit, unite the country and defeat Jeremy Corbyn.”
It follows Johnson headlining Biba’s conference earlier in May and announcing that he would be running for Tory party leadership.
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