Boris Johnson has been elected on Tuesday as the new leader of the Conservative Party. The announcement was given in a packed Queen Elizabeth II conference centre in Westminster.
Brandon Lewis MP Tory chairman began the proceedings and said the leadership contest has “shown the very best of our party”.
“It is now paramount that we come together, that we unite as a party for our country.”
The co-chair of the 1922 committee Dame Cheryll Gillan MP announced the votes, Hunt gained 46,656 and Johnson gained a whopping 92,153 votes.
159,320 votes were cast, with a turnout 87.4% the number of ballots rejected were 509.
Johnson won by 66% to Hunts 34% and on Wednesday Johnson with enter Number 10 Downing Street.
Johnson gave his acceptance speech in which he paid tribute to Theresa May and said it had been a privilege to serve in her cabinet.”
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