June 10, 2017 / 10:40 PM / 6 months ago

Johnson backs May after reports of leadership challenge

LONDON (Reuters) - Foreign minister Boris Johnson backed Prime Minister Theresa May and dismissed reports that he might be planning a leadership challenge after she failed to win a parliamentary majority for the Conservative Party in an election.

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson speaks at an election campaign event in Solihull, June 7, 2017. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

The Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday newspapers said that allies of Johnson were pushing him to challenge May for the party’s leadership.

“Mail on Sunday tripe - I am backing Theresa May. Let’s get on with the job,” Johnson said on Twitter on Saturday.

Reporting by Alistair Smout; Editing by William Schomberg

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