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Breaking: Boris Johnson says ‘I will try to stand’ as an MP in 2015

6 August 2014

10:14 AM

6 August 2014

10:14 AM

Boris Johnson has just told journalists that he will in ‘all probability’ stand as an MP in 2015. After his speech on Europe, he was asked whether he would stand, and finally the Mayor chose to drop what he called the ‘weasel’ method of wriggling about whenever he’s asked whether he will go for Parliament or not. He said:

‘I might as well be absolutely clear that in all probability I will try to find somewhere to stand in 2015. It is highly likely that I will be unsuccessful in that venture, by the way. You should never underestimate the possibility of things going badly wrong, but I will try that but one thing is absolutely clear, I will serve out my mandate here in London.’

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