Boris Johnson elected to be next Prime Minister

Boris Johnson has won the Conservative leadership race and will become the next Prime Minister tomorrow.

Mr Johnson secured the landslide win he was seeking, winning 92,153 votes against 46,656 cast for his opponent Jeremy Hunt – a two-to-one margin.

Responding to the announcement, local MP Lucy Allan said:

“We have had three years of Brexit stalemate and project fear which has dominated the agenda and been harmful to our politics and created uncertainty for our businesses.

“We now have an opportunity to get Brexit done and move forward. Boris Johnson has the potential to be a great Prime Minister. I wish him well and urge colleagues to back him to get the job done for the good of our country.”