Boris Johnson confirms Uxbridge is target seat for 2015 return to Commons

It looks like the citizens of Uxbridge won’t have too long to wait until they can expect to see Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson taking a seat in the House of Commons on their behalf.

The current Mayor of London last night confirmed his intention to run as a Tory candidate for west London constituency Uxbridge and South Ruislip at next year’s general election.

His announcement follows his statement earlier this month in which he said: “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,” adding that people should not “underestimate the possibility of this going badly wrong.”

But the chances of Johnson’s application going wrong look slim, and his appeal among many Conservative voters is vast.

His decision to target a suburban London constituency may also go some distance to make up for his failure to keep his pledge to remain Mayor of London without taking on the duties of a return to parliament.

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