Pro-Brexit Johnson crushes establishment candidate Jeremy Hunt to win leadership of Conservative Party and will soon become PM.
Boris Johnson, the eccentric pro-Brexit Conservative who was instrumental in helping the UK secure their independence from the European Union, has won the race to become Leader of the UK Conservative Party.
“Thank you all for the incredible honour you have done me. The time for campaigning is over and the time for work begins to unite our country and party, deliver Brexit and defeat Corbyn. I will work flat out to repay your confidence.”
Thank you all for the incredible honour you have done me. The time for campaigning is over and the time for work begins to unite our country and party, deliver Brexit and defeat Corbyn. I will work flat out to repay your confidence
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) July 23, 2019
Johnson crushed Jeremy Hunt, who was the establishment choice, pulling in 92,153 votes to Hunt’s 46,656.
Johnson now becomes leader of the Conservatives, and will thus become UK PM tomorrow when Theresa May officially steps aside.
Johnson took a strong line on Brexit, promising to finally deliver on the will of the British people. He made it clear that Brexit will happen on October 31, with either a deal, or with no deal.
“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. We are once again going to believe in ourselves, and like some slumbering giant we are going to rise and ping off the guy ropes of self doubt and negativity,” said Johnson.
Both Hunt and outgoing PM Theresa May have promised Johnson their full support.
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