Boris Johnson is new Conservative leader

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Published on July 23, 2019 - Duration: 01:20s

Boris Johnson is new Conservative leader

Boris Johnson has been elected as leader of the Conservative Party with 92,153 votes to Jeremy Huntโ€™s 46,656.

The result was announced at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster.

The former foreign secretary and Mayor of London will be confirmed as prime minister on Wednesday.

In a speech Mr Johnson reiterated the "mantra" of his campaign of "deliver Brexit, unite the country and defeat Jeremy Corbyn".

Report by Jonesia.

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