Boris Johnson intends to stand as MP in 2015 general election

 

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The Independent Online

Boris Johnson has confirmed that he will "in all probability" seek to become an MP in the 2015 general election.

The Mayor of London said following a speech in the capital that he "might as well be absolutely clear" on the fact that he intended to try and "find somewhere to stand" next year.

"I have not got any particular seat lined-up but I do think... in all probability I will try to find somewhere to stand in 2015," he said during a question-and-answer session.

Mr Johnson also said he intended to serve out his full term as Mayor, which runs until 2016 - meaning if he is elected as an MP he will be performing both functions concurrently.

Speaking about his chances if he stands, he added: "It's highly likely I will be unsuccessful in that venture - you should never underestimate the possibility of these things going badly wrong."

 

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