British journalist, author, broadcaster, and Conservative politician, born 19 June 1964. Worked as a journalist for the Times and the Daily Telegraph. Former editor of the Spectator magazine. Author of books including Seventy-Two Virgins (2004) and Johnson's Life of London (2011). Elected Mayor of London in 2008 until 2016 and MP for the constituency of Uxbridge and South Ruislip in 2015. Johnson was appointed Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in July 2016 and became Prime Minister in 2019.