Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, born 19 June 1964, is a British politician and writer serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since July 2019.
Johnson is considered a divisive or controversial figure in UK politics. Supporters have praised him as optimistic, humorous and entertaining, with an appeal stretching beyond traditional Conservative voters. Conversely, his critics have accused him of elitism, cronyism, and prejudice. His actions that are viewed by supporters as pragmatic tend to be viewed by opponents as opportunistic.
As of April 2021, Johnson is the subject of a controversy concerning renovation of his official residence in Downing Street, and the British Electoral Commission is to investigate the affair.
The spending watchdog said there were "reasonable grounds to suspect that an offence or offences may have occurred".
The PM is under growing pressure to declare how refurbishments were paid for after his ex-adviser said there was a plan for donors to "secretly pay".
Mr Johnson told MPs he had covered the revamp "personally", but would not say who had paid the initial bill.
As of late April 2021, Johnson's Conservative Party has a comfortable lead in national polling, a strong House of Commons majority, and no general election is required in 2021.
Will Boris Johnson be UK Prime Minister in January 2022?
This question resolves positively if Boris Johnson is Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on January 1 2022. It resolves negatively if this is not the case.