BORIS Johnson will take over as Prime Minister of the UK tomorrow.

The Uxbridge MP, whose family is based in Somerset, has just been announced as the winner of the Conservative Party leadership contest at an event in London.

Chairman of the Conservatives, Brandon Lewis, praised the leadership contest, which saw Mr Johnson pitted against Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt.

He praised outgoing PM, Theresa May, saying her job was 'never going to be easy' and said the party aimed to deliver 'for the whole of the United Kingdom'.

More than 159, 000 Tory party members voted.

Jeremy Hunt received 46,656, while Mr Johnson secured 92,153.

In his victory speech, Mr Johnson vaunted an instinct to 'share' and to 'look after' the less fortunate in society.

Somerset MPs James Heappey, Ian Liddell-Grainger and Marcus Fysh all backed Boris' bid to become leader. Taunton Deane MP, Rebecca Pow, has not revealed how she voted.