Boris Johnson age: How old is Boris Johnson – could he be the youngest Prime Minister?

Posted on Jun 20 2019 - 2:58am by admin

Boris Johnson is currently the clear frontrunner in the Tory leadership race, having won first 114 votes and then 126 votes in the first and second MP ballots. He is seen as the most likely candidate to replace Theresa May as the next Conservative Party leader – and prime minister. Today, on the day of the third ballot, he celebrates his birthday. But how old is Boris Johnson – and if chosen by Conservative MPs and party members, will he be the youngest prime minister ever?

Boris Johnson was born Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson on June 19, 1964 in New York.

This means he is celebrating his 55th birthday today.

He is seven years younger than current prime minister Theresa May.

If nominated as the new leader, would Boris Johnson be the youngest ever Prime Minister?

Other prime ministers who were younger than Boris Johnson when they ran the country includes:

  • William Pitt the Younger, aged 24

  • Duke of Grafton, aged 33

  • Marquess of Rockingham, aged 35

  • Duke of Devonshire, aged 36

  • Lord North, aged 37

  • Earl of Liverpool, aged 41

  • David Cameron, aged 43, 214 days

  • Henry Addington, aged 43, 291 days

  • Tony Blair, aged 43

  • Robert Walpole, aged 44, 220 days

  • Viscount Goderich, aged 44, 303 days

  • Duke of Portland, aged 44,

  • Earl of Shelburne, aged 45

  • William Grenville, aged 46, 109 days

  • Earl of Rosebery, aged 46, 302 days

  • Robert Peel, aged 46, 308 days

  • Spencer Perceval, aged 46, 337 days

  • John Major, aged 47

  • Harold Wilson, aged 48, 219 days

  • Henry Pelham, aged 48, 336 days

  • Earl of Bute, aged 49

  • George Grenville, aged 50

  • Earl of Derby, aged 52

  • Margaret Thatcher, aged 53, 203 days

  • Lord John Russell, aged 53, 316 days

  • David Lloyd George, aged 53, 324 days

  • Edward Heath, aged 53, 345 days

  • Arthur Balfour, aged 53, 352 days

How does Boris Johnson’s age compare to the other Tory hopefuls?

Boris Johnson might not be the youngest British Prime Minister if chosen, but is he the youngest of the other candidates in the Tory leadership race?

Mr Johnson is actually the oldest candidate in this year’s leadership race.

Rory Stewart was the youngest of the latest crop of Conservative candidates, aged 46.

The ages of the other Tory candidates are as follows:

This evening, the results will see another candidate fall out of the race, as the Tory with the least number of votes following the third leadership ballot will be eliminated.

Yesterday, Boris Johnson came up on top with 126 votes, up from 114 in the first round.

Jeremy Hunt came second with 46, winning an additional three votes from the previous round.

Michael Gove was third with 41 votes, up four votes from the first vote.

In fourth place was Rory Stewart with 37 votes, up an impressive 18 from the first round.

The final candidate to make it through meeting the minimum of 33 was Sajid Javid with 33 votes, up 10 votes from the last time.

Dominic Raab was eliminated yesterday, failing to meet the minimum of 33, instead winning only 30.

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