Boris Johnson to become UK Prime Minister after winning Conservative leadership race 4 years ago

Boris Johnson to become UK Prime Minister after winning Conservative leadership race

"Dude, we are going to energise the country, we are going to get #Brexit done".

Boris Johnson has been announced as the new Prime Minister of the UK.


It was a landslide victory for Boris Johnson who began his speech by thanking Jeremy Hunt, describing him as a "formidable" candidate, going on to acknowledge Theresa May for her extraordinary service.

He received 92,153 votes in contrast to 46, 656 for Hunt with the overall turnout estimated at 87.4 percent.


Mr Johnson has previously said that the UK will leave the European Union by October 31, even if a deal is not in place at this stage.

A number of European senior political figures have said that they will not serve under Johnson with Education Minister Anne Milton handing in her resignation earlier this morning.

Theresa May's tenure as Prime Minister will officially come to an end tomorrow, after taking part in her final Prime Minister's Questions.

Boris Johnson will take office immediately after this following an audience with the Queen at Buckingham Palace.


Members of the Conservative party have been voting on Theresa May's successor for the past two weeks and for the majority of the campaign, Boris Johnson has been viewed as the frontrunner.

Ahead of this morning's announcement, Tory MP Charles Walker made a plea asking that people be kinder to the future Prime Minister and of course, this received a major reaction on social media.


His victory speech included some rather outlandish one-liners including addressing those doubting him as "dude" and a description of the UK awakening like a "slumbering giant" to shake off the negativity and self-doubt.