VIDEO: [Channel 4 News] Boris Johnson gives a victory speech after winning the membership vote and being named the new leader of the Conservative party. [July 23, 2019]
The man who said he wanted to be ‘King of the World’ when he was a child has now achieved the top political post in the United Kingdom.
It comes via a long journey that has taken in two Commons’ seats, two terms as London mayor – including an infamous zip wire ride – and a controversial turn as foreign secretary.
But he faces an enormous challenge to sort out the Brexit mess, to heal a bitterly divided Conservative Party and also apply the same balm to the country as a whole, which has also become polarised over the result of the 2016 referendum.
Here we look at Mr Johnson’s path to becoming Tory leader and, tomorrow afternoon, prime minister.
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