Boris Johnson is a British politician serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. He was Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016.
From 2001 until 2008, Johnson served as an MP in Henley, where he served as a member of the House of Commons from. After graduating from Eton College, Johnson went on to study Classics at Oxford’s Balliol College.
As president of the Oxford Union, he was voted into office in 1986. The Daily Telegraph hired him as a Brussels reporter in 1989, and he eventually became a political columnist. From 1999 to 2005, he edited The Spectator magazine.
During the reigns of Conservative leaders Michael Howard and David Cameron, Johnson served as a shadow minister after being elected to Parliament in 2001. He resigned from the House of Commons in 2008 after being elected mayor of London; he was re-elected in 2012 to a second term as mayor.
Johnson was elected MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip in the 2015 election. He did not run for re-election as mayor the following year. In the 2016 EU membership referendum, he played a key role in the victorious Vote Leave campaign for Brexit.
To protest the Chequers Agreement, he quit his position as Foreign Secretary two years after it was announced by Theresa May.
What Happened to the Prime Minister of UK Boris Johnson?
Scandal-ridden Ministers and majority of the Conservative Party’s MPs deserted Boris Johnson on Thursday, forcing him to resign as prime minister.
Boris Johnson spoke outside Downing Street to proclaim his resignation as more than 50 ministers defected and legislators insisted he had to go.
Many of Johnson’s supporters had turned against him after the newest controversy soured their support for him after days of fighting for his position.