SWINDON MPs praised Boris Johnson's triumph in the Conservative Party leader elections.

Mr Johnson is in line to become the next Prime Minister after receiving double the votes of his opponent - 92.153 compared to 46,656 for Jeremy Hunt.

South Swindon MP Robert Buckland said: “It was a decisive and resounding victory for Boris Johnson. Now is the time for everyone to unite behind him in his mission to bring the country together, deliver Brexit and ensure that Jeremy Corbyn never gets the keys to Downing Street.

"It's going to be a challenging few months, as previous months have been, but we have to come together and get on with it."

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson said: “Congratulations Boris Johnson on a positive campaign and decisive victory.

“Now we all need to do is work together as one team, deliver Brexit, and get on with consigning Corbyn’s brand of politics to the past where it belongs.”

Mr Johnson celebrated his victory and promised better education, better infrastructure, more police, fibre broadband in every household and to unite the country.

He said: “We are going to energise the country and get Brexit done on October 31 to take advantage of all the opportunities it will bring with a new can-do spirit, once again believing in ourselves and what we can achieve.

“I will work flat-out with my team. The campaign is over and the work begins.”

Mr Johnson will meet with the Queen today to get her blessing to become prime minister after Theresa May's final Prime Minister's Questions session. However, not everyone is happy with Boris leading the country.

Labour’s parliamentary candidate for south Swindon Sarah Church said: “Whether you agree with him or not, Boris Johnson is not trustworthy.

“He does not stand for working people and his policies will not benefit them, as shown by the fact that his first promise during this campaign was tax cuts for the wealthy.

"He has pushed for a no-deal Brexit, which would be hugely damaging, and that shows how little he either understands or cares about the economy.

“I’m saddened and concerned that he has won but not surprised. We do not have a standard for politics any more and I’m worried about the future of this country.”