Boris Johnson was elected Leader of the Party on 23 July 2019 after securing 66.4% of the votes from a ballot of members of the Conservative Party. On 24 July he became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Boris Johnson became Prime Minister on 24 July 2019. He was previously Foreign Secretary from 13 July 2016 to 9 July 2018. He was elected Conservative MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip in May 2015. Previously he was the MP for Henley from June 2001 to June 2008.
The Prime Minister is the leader of Her Majesty’s Government and is ultimately responsible for the policy and decisions of the government.
As leader of the UK government the Prime Minister also:
- Oversees the operation of the Civil Service and government agencies
- Appoints members of the government
- Is the principal government figure in the House of Commons