Alexander Boris De Pfeffel Johnson

Yes, you’re correct in thinking that the above estranged triple barrel name is Boris Johnson, London town Mayors full name. Also widely regarded as ‘Borish Boris’ for his strange antics and mannerisms. Mayor of London since 2008, the tory MP is also the editor in chief for The Spectator Magazine, this being a field that Johnson is not massively known for.

As a child Boris Johnson received the highest quality of education, studying and such establishments as the European School of Brussels and more famously Eton. Eton was to be where Boris would meet his future ‘leader’ Mr Cameron and since was been inspired with a passion for politics. Under Michael Howard, Johnson served as Shadow Minister of Arts on the Conservative front bench. He rose to mayoral fame through attacking the current mayor Ken Livingstone and mentioning him in several of his manifesto’s. For example in 2008’s “Making London’s Mayor Accountable’ Boris said –

“I believe Londoners should have a greater say on how their city is run, more information on how decisions are made and details on how City Hall money is spent. Ken Livingstone presides over a budget of more than £10billion and demands £311 per year from the average taxpaying household in London. Yet Londoners have little confidence in the Mayor spending their money with care and prudence.”

Since then Boris has been a majorly consistent Mayor of London and according to online sources, has reduced the mayoral budget massively compared to Ken Livingstone. For Labour voters and Liberal Democrats, the choice of Boris Johnson for mayor might have been difficult to initially bear, yet he has slowly become to ‘weird’ child of the conservative family and may be underestimated when called ‘unique’. His quirky personality has much been his benefit as he certainly does not fall into the category of mundane and generic in terms of politicians. He is a man with opinionated and educated basis and although he has had a privileged upbringing, often appears to be able to relate to the lower classes in our society.


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