Boris Johnson has been named the new leader of the Conservative Party - and Britain's next Prime Minister. Dame Cheryl Gillan, co-chair of the 1922 committee, announced that Mr Johnson had won more votes than rival Jeremy Hunt. She said Mr Johnson secured 92,153 votes compared to 46,656 for Mr Hunt. He will have to govern with a Tory-DUP majority of just two, after Dover MP Charlie Elphicke had the Conservative whip suspended after being charged with sexually assaulting two women. Mrs May will tender her resignation to the Queen after taking Prime Minister's Questions in the Commons at noon for the final time, with the new Tory leader officially appointed Prime Minister on Wednesday. The new Prime Minister will have to govern with a Tory-DUP majority of just two, after Dover MP Charlie Elphicke had the Conservative whip suspended after being charged with sexually assaulting two women. Key Events Boris Johnson has won the leadership contest 12:05 Jeremy Hunt and Boris … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson is the UK’s next Prime Minister
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The Tory leadership contest is over and the result was never really in doubt, Boris Johnson has become the UK's new prime minister. Or rather he will be when he goes to see the Queen at Buckingham Palace tomorrow. He steps into Downing Street at a time when the country is increasingly divided over Brexit, the October 31 deadline is fast approaching and his majority in the House of Commons is wafer thin. If he pursues a no deal Brexit as he is expected to then he could lose more of his own MPs and be leading a minority government through one of the UK's most important moments since the Second World War. Much of the country has already made up their mind on Johnson, with him being a highly polarising figure not lacking for vocal supporters or harsh critics. There's one question on everyone's lips at the moment: what kind of prime minister will Johnson be? The Claim His detractors slate him as a man who is light on detail and comfortable with making things up as he goes. … [Read more...] about Will Boris Johnson be a good prime minister?
Boris Johnson has won the Conservative leadership contest and will become the UK’s prime minister on Wednesday when Theresa May formally stands down. Here are some of the most important dates and challenges Mr Johnson will face once he assumes power.JULY 24Mr Johnson takes officeFollowing her final prime minister’s questions, Mrs May will complete her long goodbye from Downing Street. But before she visits Buckingham Palace to hand in her resignation to the Queen, she will receive a raft of resignations, with chancellor Philip Hammond and justice secretary David Gauke among a group of pro-EU ministers vowing to quit rather than serve in a Johnson administration. Once Mrs May has left the Palace, Mr Johnson will be asked by the Queen to form a new government. He will then return to Downing Street to announce who will be given the plum cabinet roles of chancellor, home secretary and foreign secretary.JULY 25Last day of parliamentWhile Mr Johnson finalises his cabinet, MPs … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson: Key dates for the new UK prime minister
It'll be a former Welsh Secretary who'll break the news today about who will be the new Conservative leader and the next Prime Minister. Dame Cheryl Gillan is acting chair of the Tory party's 1922 committee which has been in charge of the leadership election to choose a successor to Theresa May. So it'll be she who'll announce the result this morning, the importance of which is difficult to overstate. The two candidates, Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson, have spent the last month or so travelling around the UK campaigning and answering the questions of Conservative party members. And it's those party members who've chosen the new leader. There's no official figures but it's thought there are up to 180,000 of them, around 4,000 of them in Wales. Those supporting Jeremy Hunt have said over the last few weeks that the Foreign Secretary has been impressing people and winning support in the party hustings. However it's the former Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, who's widely expected to … [Read more...] about Division and difficulty ahead for the new Prime Minister