Boris Johnson told his Cabinet they will have to work even harder in their first 100 days as many British people “lent” their votes to the Conservatives. Speaking at his first Cabinet meeting since the election, Mr Johnson said: “Good morning everybody, thank you very much, I want to welcome everybody back to the Cabinet table this morning.
“I want to thank you for all your hard work in getting this Government re-elected and getting this Government back 109 new Conservative MPs.
“I want to welcome very warmly our new Welsh Secretary Simon Hart, where is he, there he is, and our Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan, a face you may recognise.
“The voters of this country have changed this Government and our party for the better and we must repay their trust now by working flat out to change our country for the better.
“We should have absolutely no embarrassment about saying that we are a people’s Government and this is a people’s Cabinet and we are going to be working to deliver on the priorities of the British people.
“That’s what they want us to do and we must recognise that people lent us their votes at this election, It was quite a seismic election but we need to repay their trust and work 24 hours a day, work flat out, to deliver on this.
“Of course, the first 100 days were very busy, 140 days or whatever it was, you may remember it was a very frenetic time but you ain’t seen nothing yet folks.
“We are going to have to work even harder because people have a high level of expectation and we must deliver for them.”
The Prime Minister then began a call and response with his Cabinet and said: “How many new hospitals are we going to build?”
Mr Johnson secured his Tory victory by taking seats from Labour heartlands including Blythe Valley, a constituency which hasn’t voted Conservative in 50 years.
Labour’s initial for 191 seats but they resulted in 203 as the Conservatives made huge gains in Labour heartlands.
Mr Johnson plans on bringing his Brexit bill back to Parliament for a vote this Friday.
Downing Street sources have said he has proposed an amendment to outlaw any Brexit delays.