Johnson to become new British prime minister

Speaking after the vote was announced, he said he would bring 'a new spirit of can-do' to the country, adding 'we are going to get Brexit done'

23rd July, 2019
Johnson pledges top 'get Brexit done'

Johnson took 92,153 votes, with Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt receiving 46,656. He will become prime minister on Wednesday.

Speaking after the vote was announced, he said he would bring “a new spirit of can-do” to the country, adding “we are going to get Brexit done”.

Chancellor Philip Hammond was among the ministers who said he would step down before Johnson moved into Downing Street.

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