Mayor of London (since May 2008)
MP for Henley-on-Thames (June 2001 – May 2008)
Shadow Minister for Higher Education (December 2005 – July 2007)
Editor of The Spectator (August 1999 – December 2005)
Shadow Minister for the Arts (April 2004 – November 2004)
Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party (October 2003 – November 2004)
Mr Johnson was born on 19 June 1964 in New York, USA, educated at Eton (King’s Scholar), and Balliol College, Oxford (Brackenbury Scholar in Classics). He worked for The Times, The Wolverhampton Express and Star before joining The Daily Telegraph, where he was successively a leader and feature writer, EU Correspondent, and Assistant Editor.
In 1997 he was voted “What the Papers Say” Political Commentator of the Year; in 1998 he was mystifyingly designated Pagan Federation of Great Britain National Journalist of the Year; in 2003 he was voted Editors’ Editor of the Year; in 2004 he was voted Columnist of the Year at the British Press Awards and in December 2005 What the Papers Say Columnist of the Year. He was voted Channel 4 News Award for the person who made the biggest impression on the politics of 2004, 2005. He writes a weekly column for The Daily Telegraph, and has published six books: Friends, Voters, Countrymen; Lend Me Your Ears, Seventy Two Virgins, Dream of Rome, Have I Got Views for You and Life in the Fast Lane: The Johnson Guide to Cars and The Perils of the Pushy Parents, A Cautionary Tale.
On May 2nd 2008, Boris was elected Mayor of London by over 1,000,000 Londoners.
Mr Johnson is married to Marina and they have two sons and two daughters.
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