UK’s Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will succeed Theresa May as Britain’s next prime minister after beating Jeremy Hunt, The Guardian reports.
Boris Johnson will become Britain’s next prime minister after being elected leader of the Conservative party, defeating Jeremy Hunt in the party’s leadership contest.
The former mayor of London, who has long cherished an ambition to lead his country, won the contest by 92,153 votes to 46,656 . Turnout was 87.4%.
Johnson will not take office formally until Wednesday afternoon. Theresa May will face her final prime minister’s questions in the House of Commons before tendering her resignation to the Queen.
Johnson will then go to Buckingham Palace himself for his appointment to be confirmed – before being driven to Downing Street to give a speech in front of the black door of No 10.
Theresa May congratulated Johnson on being elected leader of the Conservative Party.
“We now need to work together to deliver a Brexit that works for the whole UK and to keep Jeremy Corbyn out of government. You will have my full support from the back benches,” May said in a Twitter post.