Cameron: “I want Boris to return to Parliament. I want him on the team”

Could Boris Johnson make a return to Parliament sooner than he’s letting on? The Prime Minister certainly wouldn’t mind, according to a recent interview.

David Cameron said that it is up to Johnson whether he completes his term as Mayor, but that he “wants him on the team”.

Speaking during an interview with actor James Corden, who was guest editor of the Sun for Sports Relief, Cameron said he thought Johnson should run in the next election.

Cameron said: “I want him to get back in Parliament. I think he’s great.

“It’s a bit like football - if you have got a great striker you want him on the pitch.

“It’s up to him. He can complete as Mayor, or he can stay on as Mayor and come back to the House. I want him on the team.”

Questioned over speculation that Johnson could have his sights trained on the top job, Cameron said:  “It wouldn’t be a great job to have if people didn’t want it.

“There is nothing ignoble about wanting my job.”

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