Boris Johnson set to become next PM

Boris Johnson has been elected as leader of the Conservative Party and will become the UK's next prime minister after defeating Jeremy Hunt.

Tuesday, 23rd July 2019, 12:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd July 2019, 1:19 pm

Mr Johnson said it was an "extraordinary honour and privilege" to be elected Tory leader.

Mr Johnson won with 92,153 votes compared to Jeremy Hunt's 46,656.

His share of the vote was 66.4% – slightly lower than the share won by David Cameron in 2005.

Boris Johnson leaves his office in Westminster, London, ahead of the announcement of a new leader for the Conservative party, and Prime Minister. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday July 22, 2019.

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He praised Theresa May, saying it was a privilege to serve in her Cabinet.