First Johnson ministry

The first Johnson ministry began on 24 July 2019 when Queen Elizabeth II invited Boris Johnson to form a new administration, following the resignation of the previous Prime Minister Theresa May.[2] May had resigned as Leader of the Conservative Party on 7 June 2019; Johnson was elected as her successor on 23 July 2019. The Johnson ministry was formed from the 57th Parliament of the United Kingdom, as a Conservative minority government. It lost its working majority on 3 September 2019 when Tory MP Dr Phillip Lee crossed the floor to the Liberal Democrats. An election was called for 12 December 2019, which led to the formation of a Conservative majority government, the second Johnson ministry.

First Johnson ministry
July–December 2019
Boris Johnson holding his first cabinet meeting
Date formed24 July 2019
Date dissolved16 December 2019
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Prime Minister's history2019–present
First SecretaryDominic Raab
Ministers removed3 resigned
Member party
  •   Conservative Party
Status in legislature
298 / 650(46%)
Opposition cabinetCorbyn Shadow Cabinet
Opposition party
Opposition leaderJeremy Corbyn
Outgoing election2019 general election
Legislature term(s)57th UK Parliament[note 1]
PredecessorSecond May ministry
SuccessorSecond Johnson ministry