Politics Boris Johnson vs Jeremy Hunt: Here's what you need to know about the Conservative party contest to choose next British PM Updated : July 22, 2019 02:26 PM IST The result will be announced on Tuesday and the winner will immediately become the new Conservative leader and the next British prime minister, succeeding Theresa May. This is the first time in history when the officeholder will be elected by the Conservative party membership rather than MPs or the wider electorate. Boris Johnson served as the Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016 and has been a Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.