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Boris was educated at the European School in Brussels, Ashdown House and then at Eton College. He later read Classics at Balliol College, Oxford as a Brackenbury scholar and during this time became president of the prestigious Oxford Union.Boris’s career in journalism included serving as The Telegraph’s European Community correspondent from 1989-1994 and assistant editor from 1994-1999. He became editor of The Spectator in 1999 and stayed in this role until December 2005.In 2001 he was elected MP for Henley on Thames, replacing Michael Heseltine. He has held shadow government posts as Shadow Minister for the Arts and Shadow Minister of Higher Education and he was elected Mayor of London in May 2008.Boris has published several books, including ‘Lend Me Your Ears, Friends, Voters and Countrymen’, an autobiographical account of his experience of the 2001 election campaign, and a novel, ‘Seventy-Two Virgins’.As well as being a passionate cyclist, he enjoys painting, playing tennis and spends much of his time bringing up his four chilDr.en with his wife Marina in North London.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Ashley Highfield and other top speakers and celebrities.

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