Boris Johnson is elected as Leader of the Conservative Party

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Boris Johnson has been elected as the new leader of the Conservative Party and will be the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 

The announcement was made today at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London, where he won 92,153 votes. Jeremy Hunt won 46,656 votes.

87.4% of Conservative members voted in the election, and 509 ballots were rejected.

After winning the election, Boris Johnson made a short speech outlining his plan.

He said, “We are going to energize the country – we are going to get Brexit done by October 31st, we’re going to take advantage of all the opportunities it will bring in a new spirit of can-do, and we are once again going to believe in ourselves and what we can achieve.”

“Like some slumbering giant, we are going to rise and ping off the guy ropes of self-doubt and negativity with better education, better infrastructure, more police, and fantastic full-fibre broadband sprouting in every household. We are going to unite this amazing country and we are going to take it forward.”

On Wednesday afternoon he will make a speech on the steps of Downing Street.

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