[FILE] Conservative MP Boris Johnson leaves his home in London on June 11, 2019. – The contest to replace Theresa May as Britain’s next leader formally has begun, with candidates lining up to define themselves against the “bluff and bluster” of frontrunner Boris Johnson. (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES / AFP)

Boris Johnson has been elected Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party after a ballot with 159,320 Tory members.

He won by a substantial margin over Jeremy Hunt, by 92,153 votes to 46,656

He will take over from Theresa May as PM on Wednesday.

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