Boris Johnson has declared he will stand as an MP in the 2015 general election.
He has said he intends to see out his term as London Mayor until May 2016, and he will be a likely contender for Tory leadership after David Cameron, either if the Conservatives lose the election or perhaps in 2020.
If he does go for the leadership position he likely to be up against George Osborne and Theresa May, should David Cameron lose the election and resign.
He made his announcement today after making a speech in London on Britain’s future relationship with the EU. http://goo.gl/v1ZWjM
Johnson, who has been instrumental in proposing and instigating some radical reforms to London Housing and the Private Rented Sector as Mayor of London, wants to influence policy on Europe coming up to the party conference season in the autumn. See Reports here: https://www.landlordzone.co.uk/property-reports
David Cameron tweeted from his holiday in Portugal: “Great news that Boris plans to stand at next year’s general election – I’ve always said I want my star players on the pitch.”