Senior figures from across the political spectrum, including Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, have sent their condolences to Johnson…reports Asian Lite News.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s mother has passed away at the age of 79.
Charlotte Johnson Wahl, a professional painter, passed away “suddenly and peacefully” at a London hospital on Monday, according to The Daily Telegraph.
According to the newspaper, Johnson Wahl was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 40.
Senior figures from across the political spectrum, including Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, have sent their condolences to Johnson.
Reacting to the death, Sir Keir said: “I’m very sorry to learn of the prime minister’s loss. My condolences to him and his family.”
Johnson once described his mother as the “supreme authority” in the family and credited her with instilling in him the equal value of every human life, Sky News reported.
Conservative party chairwoman, Amanda Milling, said she was “thinking of Boris Johnson and his family this evening”, adding, “Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
Tory MP, Conor Burns, who is a friend of the prime minister, tweeted: “So sad to hear of the death of Boris Johnson’s mum. Thoughts and prayers are with him and the whole of the Johnson clan.”
Mrs Johnson Wahl, whose father was president of the European Commission for Human Rights in the 1970s, married Stanley Johnson in 1963 before completing her degree at Oxford University as the first married female undergraduate at her college, the BBC reported.
The couple had four children – Boris, journalist Rachel, former minister Jo and environmentalist Leo. They divorced in 1979, it was reported.
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