Boris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK Prime Minister. He beat Jeremy Hunt, winning 92,153 votes to his rival’s 46,656. The former London mayor takes over from Theresa May on Wednesday.
In his victory speech, Boris Johnson promised he would “deliver Brexit, unite the country and defeat Jeremy Corbyn”.
Speaking at the Queen Elizabeth II center in London, he said: “We are going to get Brexit done on 31 October and take advantage of all the opportunities it will bring with a new spirit of can do.”
Earlier, Boris Johnson said that if he was elected head of state, he did not intend to pay the European Union a derogation from the UK’s withdrawal from the EU (Brexit) until satisfactory conditions are met.
Mrs. May congratulated Mr. Johnson, promising him her “full support from the back benches”.