Boris Johnson will be the next British Prime Minister, after winning the Conservative Party leadership contest.
The former Mayor of London beat Jeremy Hunt in the race to succeed Theresa May.
Around 160,000 conservative party members were eligible to vote in the contest.
📢 JUST ANNOUNCED
👏 @BorisJohnson is the new leader of the Conservative Party 🔵🌳🇬🇧
✍️ We will get Brexit done by 31st October. This will mean we can give our schools, hospitals and police the attention they deserve.
➡️ #BackBoris by joining us today! https://t.co/l9xQnioNDj pic.twitter.com/6i2ztNUi6M
— Conservatives (@Conservatives) July 23, 2019
91,153 members of the Conservative Party voted for Boris Johnson to become their new leader.
Jeremy Hunt received 46,656 votes.
US President Donald Trump has congratulated Boris Johnson on his success:
Congratulations to Boris Johnson on becoming the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He will be great!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2019