Boris Johnson will attend Cabinet meetings while he continues as Mayor of London

The Mayor will have no formal ministerial position for now, however

Jon Stone
Monday 11 May 2015 11:26
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Boris Johnson will attend political Cabinet meetings whilst he is Mayor of London, David Cameron has said.

Mr Johnson will be the first Mayor of London to simultaneously serve in the Cabinet and as the Mayor of London since the local government position was created in 2000.

Mr Cameron said Mr Johnson would focus on his job at Mayor of London, as promised before the general election, but would attend the Tories’ “political cabinet”.

“Boris Johnson will be attending my Political Cabinet. As promised, he will devote his attention to his final year as Mayor of London,” he tweeted.

Before the election the PM hinted that Mr Johnson could be given a Cabinet position.

“I haven’t got a specific job in mind but Boris has got a huge amount of talent and a great track record of running London. I think he can make a contribution at the highest level,” the Prime Minister told the Evening Standard newspaper.

Mr Johnson told Sky News last August that he would not accept a Cabinet position from David Cameron were he returned at the general election.

The Mayor of London appears to have accepted the invitation to attend Cabinet, however.

Mr Johnson will simultaneously receive his MP’s salary of £67,060 and his Mayor of London salary of £143,911.

The Mayor of London was elected to the seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip at the general election. He will continue to serve as Mayor of London.

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