Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson has worked as the British government’s prime minister and the Conservative Party’s leader since 2019. Johnson was born in Britain on June 19, 1964. He announced his upcoming resignation on July 7, 2022. He will serve as prime minister until a new party head is selected. He served as London’s mayor from 2008 until 2016. From 2016 until 2018, he served as secretary of state for foreign and Commonwealth affairs. Johnson served as an M.P. for Henley from 2001 to 2008 until switching to represent Uxbridge and South Ruislip in 2015. Johnson attended Eton College and Balliol College in Oxford, where he studied Classics. In 1986, he was chosen to lead the Oxford Union. After working as the publication’s Brussels correspondent, he started writing political articles for The Daily Telegraph in 1989.
BROADCASTING THE EARLY LIFE OF UK PRIME MINISTER
On June 19, 1964, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson was born on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City. He was the son of 22-year-old artist Charlotte Fawcett and 23-year-old Stanley Johnson, who then pursued an economics degree at Columbia University. Before relocating to the US, Johnson’s parents got married in 1963. They moved back to their native England in September 1964 so that Charlotte could attend the University of Oxford. During this period, Charlotte lived with her son in Summertown, an Oxford suburb, and gave birth to Rachel in 1965. The family went to Crouch End in north London in July 1965 before moving to Washington, D.C., in February 1966, where the World Bank had hired Stanley. After accepting a position with a population control policy panel, Stanley relocated the family to Norwalk, Connecticut, in June. Leo was the third child, born in September 1967.
EVERY DETAIL ABOUT THE CAREER OF THE UK PRIME MINISTER
In September 1987, Hans Werner Henze’s duet Allegra e Boris for violin and viola was expressly commissioned for Johnson and Mostyn-wedding Owen’s in West Felton, Shropshire. Following their return from their honeymoon in Egypt, they made their home in West Kensington, West London, where he was hired by L.E.K. Consulting, a management consulting firm, but quit after just one week. He joined The Times as a graduate trainee through familial connections in late 1987. When Johnson produced a newspaper article about the archaeological finding of Edward II’s palace and fabricated a quote that he fraudulently attributed to the historian Colin Lucas, his godfather, a scandal broke out. Editor Charles Wilson fired Johnson as soon as he knew the situation. Johnson gained a job at The Daily Telegraph’s leader-writing desk after getting to know its editor, Max Hastings, while serving as the union’s president at Oxford University.
HOW DID HE GET ELECTED TO BE LONDON’S MAYOR?
Johnson declared his intention to run as the Conservative Party’s candidate for mayor of London in the 2008 election in July 2007. He was chosen in September after receiving 79% of the vote in an open primary that included all of London. The main goals of Johnson’s mayoral campaign were to reduce adolescent crime, provide safer public transportation, and replace articulated buses with an upgraded A.E.C. Routemaster. It capitalised on suspicions that the Labour Mayoralty had abandoned them in favour of inner London by focusing on the conservative-leaning suburbs of outer London. Even people who disagreed with his policies expressed their support for him during his campaign, and opponents complained that this attitude was prevalent among voters: “I’m voting for Boris because he is a joke.” Johnson stated that these statements had been taken out of context and were intended as parodies, which was how Labour incumbent Ken Livingstone had characterised Johnson as an out-of-touch toff and bigot.