Boris Johnson has won the UK’s Conservative party leadership contest, beating Jeremy Hunt to be named the country’s next prime minister.
He said it was an “extraordinary honour and privilege” to be elected Tory leader.
Boris Johnson added that it was a privilege to serve in Theresa May’s cabinet noting the passion and determination she brought to the many causes that are her legacy.
He paid tribute to his rival Jeremy Hunt he was a “font of excellent ideas”.
After being named the new prime minister, Boris Johnson said he wasn’t daunted by the challenge of delivering Brexit.
“I don’t think you look remotely daunted. I think we can do it and I think the people of this country are trusting in us to do it and we know that we will do it.
“And we know the mantra of the campaign that just went by – it is to deliver Brexit, unite the country, and defeat Jeremy Corbyn. And that’s what we’re going to do.”
Files from the BBC contributed to this report.