Boris Johnson paid over £1m for speeches since leaving Downing Street

The former prime minister departed Downing Street in September.

Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson pockets more than £1m for speeches since leaving Downing Street Flickr

Boris Johnson has been paid more than £1m for giving speeches since his departure from Downing Street.

The MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip left office in September and was succeeded by Liz Truss.

In the time since, Johnson has earned £1,030,780 from speaking engagements, including in the US, India and Portugal.

A payment of £276,130 was made to Johnson by a US firm, the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers on October 14, to speak, as well as for transport and accommodation for him and two members of staff.

Boris Johnson's latest registered payments. UK Parliament

On November 9, Johnson received £277,723 from Centerview Parnters LLP, based in New York, for another speaking engagement, with costs also covered for transportation and accommodation for the MP and two staff members.

Johnson was paid £261,652 for a speech in India by the Hindustan Times, part of HT Media Ltd, with costs also again covered for him and two members of his staff.

Then on November 23, the former prime minister received £215,275 from Televisao Independiente in Portugal for another speaking engagement at the CNN Global Summit Lisbon, where he attended along with his staff.

The payments were recorded in the MPs’ register of interests, which was updated on Wednesday.

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