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The frontrunner in the race to be Conservative leader and prime minister, Boris Johnson, is one of the UK's most recognisable politicians. But that high profile - built up as an MP, London mayor and foreign secretary - has often seen his achievements accompanied by controversy. BECOMING AN MP. As editor of the Spectator magazine and a Have I Got News For You contestant, Boris Johnson was already well known for his shambolic persona. In 2001, he became an MP, replacing Michael Heseltine in the safe Conservative seat of Henley-on-Thames. Gay rights. He was considered more liberal than many Tories. As a journalist, he had questioned the repeal of laws banning the promotion of homosexuality by ... Full story

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