The Prime Minister
of Her Majesty's Government
for The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Boris's Selected Goals
None listed here yet
Reasons to Support Boris
Born in New York City to upper-middle class British parents, Johnson was educated at the European School, Brussels I, Ashdown House, and Eton College. He read Classics at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was elected President of the Oxford Union in 1986.
He began his career in journalism at The Times but was dismissed for falsifying a quotation. He became The Daily Telegraph's Brussels correspondent, and his articles exerted a strong influence on growing Eurosceptic sentiment on the British right.
He was an assistant editor of The Telegraph from 1994 to 1999, and edited The Spectator from 1999 to 2005. He was elected MP for Henley in 2001, and served as a Junior Shadow Minister under Conservative leaders Michael Howard and David Cameron. He largely adhered to the Conservatives' party line but adopted a socially liberal stance on issues such as LGBT rights in parliamentary votes.
Resigning as an MP, in 2008 he was elected Mayor of London, and was re-elected in 2012. During his mayoralty, he banned alcohol consumption on much of London's public transport, oversaw the 2012 Summer Olympics, and introduced the New Routemaster buses, cycle hire scheme, and Thames cable car.
Representing The Conservative Party
Boris is a member of the Conservative party.
This means Boris will vote in line with Conservative goals and principles.
In return the Conservative party has provided practical support for Boris's campaign.
Boris is free to vote as he wishes however routinely voting against the party's principles will likely result in removal from the party, and so the loss of benefits associated with being their representative - so it should be a rare event.
The Conservative Party Principles
The vote to leave the EU was a vote for change. Now it's time for that change to happen.
We will leave the EU by 31st October. And we won't wait to deliver on the things that haven't been given the attention they deserve: the NHS, schools and tackling crime.
We will realise the benefits of Brexit and get our country back on the road to a brighter future.
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