Boris Johnson

Politician

1964 –

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Who is Boris Johnson?

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British Conservative Party politician, who has served as Mayor of London since 2008. Initially coming to public attention as a journalist, he became editor of The Spectator in 1999, then later served as the Member of Parliament for Henley from the 2001 general election until 2008.

Born in New York City, Johnson was educated at the European School of Brussels, Ashdown House School, Eton College, and Balliol College, Oxford, where he read Classics. Beginning his career in journalism with The Times and then The Daily Telegraph, he became Assistant Editor from 1994 to 1999 before taking editorship of The Spectator, a position he held until 2005. Joining the Conservatives, he was elected MP for Henley in 2001. During his period in the House of Commons, Johnson became one of the most conspicuous politicians in the country, authoring books and making regular television appearances. Under Conservative leaders Michael Howard and David Cameron, Johnson served on the opposition front bench, first as Shadow Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries and then for Higher Education.

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Born
Jun 19, 1964
New York City
Also known as
  • Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Church of England
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • European School of Brussels I
  • Ashdown House, East Sussex
  • Eton College
  • Bachelor of Arts, Balliol College
    Classics
    ( - 1986)
  • Primrose Hill Primary School
Lived in
  • New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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