Boris Johnson Biography Timeline

Boris Johnson Biography Timeline

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Biography Timeline Of Boris Johnson

19 June 1964 - Early Life

Johnson was born in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City

1977 - Education

Johnson gained a King's Scholarship to study at Eton College, the elite independent boarding school near Windsor in Berkshire.

September 1987 - Marriage

Johnson and Mostyn-Owen were married in West Felton, Shropshire.

1987 - The Times

Through family connections, in late 1987 he began work as a graduate trainee at The Times

1989 - European Commission

Johnson was appointed to the newspaper's Brussels bureau to report on the European Commission, remaining in the post until 1994.

April 1993 - End of the Marriage

Johnson's wife Allegra left him; after several attempts at reconciliation, their marriage ended in April 1993

June 1995 - Scandal

Scandal erupted when a recording of a 1990 telephone conversation between Johnson and his friend Darius Guppy was made public.

April 1998 - Television Appearance

Johnson's appearance on an episode of the BBC's satirical current affairs show Have I Got News for You

2001 - General Election

Johnson stood as the Conservative candidate for the constituency in the general election, winning with a majority of 8,500 votes

August 2004 - Tony Blair Impeachment

He backed unsuccessful impeachment procedures against Prime Minister Tony Blair

2005 - Second Term

In the general election, Johnson was re-elected MP for Henley, increasing his majority to 12,793.

July 2007 - Conservative Candidate

Johnson announced his candidacy to be the Conservative candidate for Mayor of London in the 2008 mayoral election.

August 2008 - Barack Obama Endorsement

Johnson broke from the traditional protocol while commenting on other nations' elections by endorsing Barack Obama for the presidency of the United States

2012 - 2012 Summer Olympics

Johnson's role in the proceedings was to be the co-chair of an Olympic board which oversaw the games.

2014 - The Churchill Factor

Johnson pushed his biography of Winston Churchill, The Churchill Factor, with media emphasising how Johnson repeatedly compared himself to Churchill throughout

2015 - Donald Trump

Johnson said that Trump was "betraying a quite stupefying ignorance that makes him, frankly unfit to hold the office of president of the United States

February 2016 - Brexit Campaign

Johnson endorsed Vote Leave in the "Out" campaign for the 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum

5 May 2016 - Third Term

Johnson did not run for a third term for Mayor of London and stepped down

16 May 2019 - Conservative Party Leadership Election

Johnson confirmed that he would stand in the forthcoming Conservative Party leadership election following Theresa May's anticipated resignation

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