Boris Johnson Elected As The New British Prime Minister

Published 3 weeks ago by: kaygee
at 01:43 PM, 23/07/2019 (3 weeks ago)

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Boris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK prime minister. He defeated Jeremy Hunt comfortably, winning 92,153 votes to his rival's 46,656. The former London mayor takes over from Theresa May on Wednesday. Johnson began his acceptance speech by praising his predecessor, saying it had been "a privilege to serve in her cabinet". He promised the audience he would "deliver Brexit, unite the country and defeat Jeremy Corbyn". Outgoing PM Theresa May congratulated Johnson, promising him her "full support from the back benches". Almost 160,000 Conservative members were eligible to vote and turnout was 87.4%. Johnson's share of the vote - 66.4% - is slightly lower than the share won by David Cameron in the 2005 Tory leadership election (67.6%).

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horizontal at 01:46 PM, 23/07/2019 (3 weeks ago)
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Nooooooooooooooooo way another Trump
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Doyourworst at 01:57 PM, 23/07/2019 (3 weeks ago)
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An Absolute disaster!....this idiot without a moral compass!. Nonsense.
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Edwarddy at 06:09 PM, 23/07/2019 (3 weeks ago)
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great news,,, lover of biafra cause,, we are getting there soon,, freedom finally activated. congrats#boris #johnson
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james987 at 04:51 AM, 24/07/2019 (3 weeks ago)
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The elites wants the world to keep going down and down, everything destroyed technically before they would start their world war 3
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