Boris Johnson and Theresa May pictured celebrating Tory win

The pair were pictured celebrating together

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Boris Johnson and Theresa May appeared to put their past differences behind them as they were photographed celebrating the Conservative's election win together.

The Conservative Party hosted an evening reception in Westminster last night, after a landslide victory in Thursday's poll.

Guests included the Prime Minister and his predecessor, who were spotted apparently sharing a joke at the event.

Eddie Hughes, the Tory MP for Walsall North, posted an image of the pair to Instagram, writing: "What a Party. Toasting #GE2019 success with fine English sparkling wine... Here's to a great 2020."

Mr Johnson served as Foreign Secretary under Mrs May, before quitting his role and becoming a vocal critic of her Brexit plans.

The reception came after Mr Johnson welcomed more than 100 newly-elected colleagues to the House of Commons yesterday, many of whom had secured victory in former Labour strongholds in the Midlands and North of England.

Former Brexit Secretary David Davis said: "The substantive thing that he had to say was that we have to justify their trust. He got a lot of cheers for that.

"He said it has changed our party - and for the better."

Backbencher Mark Francois said: "He said we have got to work for all corners of the United Kingdom.

"He said we have got to respect those people who voted for us, particularly for the first time.

"It was very upbeat and it went down very well."

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