Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (born 19th June 1964 in New York City) is the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and leader of the Conservative Party. He was appointed as the UK's head of government by Queen Elizabeth II on 24th July 2019 following the resignation of Theresa May. Under Johnson, the party won a general election in December 2019.
Johnson was previously a journalist for the The Times and the Daily Telegraph, but was sacked from the former for making up a quote. His subsequent political career suffered a setback when he was sacked from the Conservatives' Opposition team by leader Michael Howard in 2004 for lying about an affair. He later became Mayor of London, then Foreign Secretary under May before resigning over Brexit.
Johnson has been married twice and had four children with his second wife, Marina Wheeler. Court documents show that he has at least one other child via an affair; he also has another child with his partner, Carrie Symonds.
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