Boris Johnson elected new Tory leader – The Guardian

15:21, 23 July 2019
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The former mayor of London, who has long cherished an ambition to lead his country, won the contest by a convincing margin 92,153 votes to 46,656, with 66% of the vote. Turnout was 87.4% among 159,320 party members, according to The Guardian.

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.

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