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The rise and fall of Boris Johnson

Mayor of London Boris Johnson got stuck on a zip-line during BT London Live in Victoria Park on August 01, 2012 © Getty

From his election as mayor of London to his final day as prime minister, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (otherwise known as Boris) has forged one of the most colourful political careers in recent British history. Crises and conflicts, comedy and chaos - his time at the top has never been boring. Throughout this era The Day has covered the highs and lows, the good times and the bad. Here are the highlights.

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