Boris Johnson

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Full name: Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson

Area of interest: Politics, Society, EU, London issues

Journals/Organisation: The Daily Telegraph


Personal website:

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Education: Eton College (King's scholar); Balliol College, Oxford University: Classics (2.1); President of the Oxford Union, 1983

Career: Trainee reporter for The Times, 1987; Reporter for the Wolverhampton Express and Star, 1987; The Daily Telegraph: Leader and feature writer from 1987, European Community correspondent 1989/1994, Assistant Editor, 1994/1999; The Spectator: Political columnist, 1994/1995; unsuccessfully stood for Member of Parliament for Clwyd South, 1997; The Spectator: Editor, 1999/2005; Member of Parliament for Henley-on-Thames, 2001; Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party, 2003; Shadow Minister for the Arts, 2004; sacked as Minister of Arts after allegations of adulterous affair, 2004; resigned Spectator editorship to become Shadow Minister for Higher Education, 2005/2007 (see: official opposition frontbench); resigned as MP having won London Mayoral election, May 2008

Current position/role: Columnist

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Other roles/Main role: Politician, Author

Other activities: Mayor of London, Member of Parliament (MP) for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015 (formerly Member of Parliament for Henley on Thames)

Disclosures: House of Commons Register of Members' Interests, from

Viewpoints/Insight: Evening Standard: Interview by David Rowan, 2004

Broadcast media:

Video: see IMDb


Awards/Honours: New Statesman - New Media Awards: Nominations - Elected representative award for his blog


Other: Married to barrister Marina Wheeler (daughter of journalist and broadcaster Sir Charles Wheeler); Great-grandson of Turkish Journalist, Ali Kemal; younger sister is author/columnist Rachel Johnson

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Latest work: The Churchill factor: how one man made history OCLC 871192289, 2014



Daily Telegraph:

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Remit/Info: Politics and Society

Section: Features / Comments

Role: Commentator




Commissioning editor:

Day published: Monday

Regularity: Weekly

Column format:

Average length: 1000 words

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