UK’s Boris Johnson pledges to get Brexit done on Oct 31 after winning race to be PM

Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson says as prime minister he will “deliver Brexit, unite the country” and defeat the Labour opposition.
New Conservative Party leader and incoming prime minister Boris Johnson gives a speech at an event to announce the winner of the Conservative Party leadership contest in central London on July 23, 2019.(AFP file photo)
New Conservative Party leader and incoming prime minister Boris Johnson gives a speech at an event to announce the winner of the Conservative Party leadership contest in central London on July 23, 2019.(AFP file photo)
Updated on Jul 23, 2019 06:38 PM IST
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London | By Reuters

Boris Johnson promised to deliver Brexit on Oct. 31 after he was chosen by UK Conservative Party members to succeed Theresa May as Britain’s prime minister on Tuesday.

“We are going to energise the country. We are going to get Brexit done on October 31 and we are going to take advantage of all the opportunities it will bring,” Johnson said in a speech after defeating rival candidate Jeremy Hunt.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout, Kate Holton and Andrew MacAskill; editing by Stephen Addison)

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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