THE 92,000 people who elected Boris Johnson were not voting for a Prime Minister but a Conservative Party leader (Letters, August 8, 'Boris chosen by just 92,000').

Those entitled to vote were the 138,000 party members. The vote, therefore, was around 66 per cent in favour of Boris.

As for his comparison to the national vote for Boaty McBoatface, the 124,000 votes represent about 0.27 per cent of the electorate. He should check his facts and figures before making attempts to insult politicians from his armchair.

Charles Dobson