Britain sets to install American born Boris Johnson as first unmarried PM
London, July 23, 2019 (AltAfrica)–Boris Johnson, Britain’s controversial former foreign secretary could be about to become the first unmarried Prime minster to live in Number 10 Downing Street, the Britain’s seat of power
Johnson, 55, Boris a member of the Conservative party, former Mayor of London and who has been the MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015 is expected to beat Jeremy Hunt to become Britain’s next prime minister on Tuesday
If successful, it’s believed he will move into his new home on Downing Street with girlfriend Ms Symonds, 31, who he has been dating for nearly a year yet unmarried .The couple have previously lived together in Ms Symonds’ flat, in Brunswick Park, Camberwell.
A British tabloid, The Daily Telegraph reports that Boris girlfriend Carrie Symonds will not join him for his big moment entering Downing Street if he becomes prime minister
Mr Boris Johnson is expected to make a speech outside Number 10 at around 5pm on Wednesday but will enter his new home alone as Ms Symonds does not want to become a distraction on the most important day of his life
Prime ministers traditionally pose and wave for the cameras with their husband or wife in front of the famous door when they take up residence, but Mr Johnson is not yet divorced from his wife Marina and Ms Symonds’ presence would risk overshadowing the speech he will make.
She is not also not expected to accompany him when he meets the Queen
Johnson is still technically married to estranged wife Marina Wheeler, 55, who he split from in September 2018, after 25 years of marriage. They pair announced they had initiated divorce proceedings in the same month, which are yet to be finalised.
He began his career in journalism at The Times, but was sacked for falsifying a quotation. He later became The Daily Telegraph‘s Brussels correspondent, with his articles exerting a strong influence on the growing Eurosceptic sentiment among the British right-wing.
He was eventually made assistant editor of the Telegraph in 1994. In 1999, he left the Telegraph to become editor of The Spectator, a role he would hold until 2005.
He was elected MP for Henley in 2001, and largely adhered to the Conservatives’ party line during his first period in Parliament. He did, however, adopt a more socially liberal stance on issues like LGBT rights. He was later selected to be the Conservative candidate for the 2008 London mayoral election
In 2012, he was re-elected Mayor, again defeating Livingstone. During his second term he oversaw the 2012 Olympics. In 2015, he returned to Parliament as MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, stepping down as Mayor the following year.
In 2016, Johnson was a prominent figure in the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union, becoming a leading figure in the successful Vote Leave campaign. He later declined to run in the party leadership election immediately following the referendum, despite speculation that he would.
After Theresa May won the leadership, she appointed Johnson Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. He served in this position for two years, before resigning in protest at May’s approach to Brexit, criticising the Chequers Agreement.
Additional reports from Metro UK, Wikipedia, Telegraph UK