Brexiteer Boris Johnson to be Britain's next prime minister

Published on 23 Jul 2019 7:44:53 PM

Boris Johnson, the ebullient Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by Halloween, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the leadership of the Conservative Party on Tuesday.

Johnson won 92,153 votes by members of the Conservative Party.

His rival, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, won 46,656 votes.