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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- Jun 19, 1964
New York City
- Also known as
- Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson
- Church of England
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
- European School of Brussels I
- Ashdown House, East Sussex
- Eton College
- Bachelor of Arts, Balliol College
( - 1986)
- Primrose Hill Primary School
- Lived in
- New York City
on July 23, 2013
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