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London mayor to contest for parliament, seen as potential challenger to PM Cameron

Published on Aug 6, 2014 7:52 PM
 
London Mayor Boris Johnson indicated Wednesday that he would stand for election to the House of Commons next year, a move that could eventually position him as a successor to British Prime Minister David Cameron. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - London Mayor Boris Johnson indicated Wednesday that he would stand for election to the House of Commons next year, a move that could eventually position him as a successor to British Prime Minister David Cameron.

The comments from Mr Johnson, known for his messy shock of blond hair and clownish antics, end months of speculation about whether he would return to national politics.

Some in Mr Cameron's Conservative Party see Mr Johnson as a popular figure with a high profile who could be a successful future leader if he were to win a seat at next May's general election.

"In all probability I will try to find somewhere to stand in 2015," Johnson said following a speech in London.

 
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