(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of Boris Johnson, prime minister of the United Kingdom.
Personal:Birth date: June 19, 1964Birth place: New York, New YorkBirth name: Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson Father: Stanley Johnson, environmentalist, writer, former politician Read MoreMother: Charlotte Johnson Wahl, painterMarriages: Marina Wheeler (1993-present, separated); Allegra Mostyn-Owen (1987-1993, divorced)Children: with Marina Wheeler: Lara, Milo, Cassia and Theodore; with Helen Macintyre: StephanieEducation: Balliol College, University of Oxford, B.A., 1987Other Facts: Johnson is in a relationship with Carrie Symonds, a former communications official for the Conservative Party.Brother Jo Johnson is also a Conservative politician.Johnson was the fourth prime minister to study at Balliol College. The other three were H.H. Asquith, Edward Heath, and Harold Macmillan.Johnson has written books on politics, history and British culture, such as “The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History” and “The Dream of Rome.” JUST WATCHEDBoris Johnson’s history of controversyReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH
Boris Johnson’s history of controversy 02:07Timeline:1973 – The Johnson family moves to Belgium.1987 – Becomes a trainee reporter for The Times.1988 – Fired from The Times for making up a quote.1989 – Appointed Brussels correspondent for the Daily Telegraph.1999-2005 – Editor for the weekly magazine The Spectator.2001 – Johnson is elected a member of the House of Commons in Parliament, winning the seat in Henley for the Conservative Party. 2003-2004 – Vice chairman of the Conservative Party.2004 – Serves as shadow minister for the arts. Fired over allegations of an affair with journalist Petronella Wyatt.December 2005-July 2007 – Serves as the shadow minister for higher education.May 2008 – Johnson is elected mayor of London. He is re-elected in 2012.August 2012 – Johnson gets stuck on a zip line during a Summer Olympics event in London’s Victoria Park. May 2015 – Re-elected to Parliament, representing a seat for Uxbridge and South Ruislip. July 13, 2016 – Johnson is appointed foreign secretary by Prime Minister Theresa May, and serves for two years.February 21, 2016 – Johnson announces he supports the Brexit campaign.July 9, 2018 – Johnson resigns as foreign secretary due to his disagreement with May’s approach to Brexit. September 2018 – Johnson and Marina Wheeler announce their separation and pending divorce.July 23, 2019 – Boris Johnson is elected leader of the United Kingdom’s Conservative party, and will take over for May as prime minister, pending approval of the Queen.August 28, 2019 – Queen Elizabeth approves Johnson’s request to suspend UK parliament from mid-September, shortening the time available to lawmakers to block a no-deal Brexit. The news is met with opposition from politicians who denounced it as potentially unconstitutional and undemocratic. In a televised interview, Johnson denies that he was seeking to prevent Parliament from limited his Brexit plans. September 2, 2019 – During a statement delivered outside Downing Street, Johnson indicates that he will seek an early election in an effort to thwart rebels within his own party who want to stop a no-deal Brexit.September 3, 2019 – Johnson announces that he will seek an election after British lawmakers vote to seize control of the parliamentary agenda, defeating the government by 328 votes to 301. Following the vote, 21 Conservative lawmakers who voted in favor of the measure are booted out of the party. September 4, 2019 – Johnson suffers a defeat after lawmakers approve a bill to block a no-deal Brexit. The bill was approved 327 votes to 299 in the House of Commons. It instructs Johnson to request another Brexit extension if he cannot secure a deal with the European Union by the October 31 deadline. Hours after, the House of Commons dismiss demands for an election falling short of the required 434 supermajority to pass.September 5, 2019 – During a speech in Wakefield, in northern England, Johnson says he’d rather be “dead in the ditch” than ask Europe to delay Brexit. The same day Johnson’s brother, Jo Johnson, announces he will step down as MP because he is “torn between family loyalty and the national interest.”