Boris Johnson plays down House of Commons comeback

Boris Johnson has played down the prospect of a Commons comeback at the General Election by indicating he is committed to seeing out his full term as London Mayor.

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Johnson brushes aside speculation of Tory Chairman role

Boris Johnson was also asked about speculation that he might be offered the Conservative Party Chairmanship ahead of the general election. He replied:

"Nobody has offered me any such role. The most important thing I have to do is run this city and I'm not aware of any plans to make me any such offer. I've got to get on with being mayor."

Boris Johnson Credit: Press Association

Mayor rules out Commons return and is 'sick' of being asked

Speaking on LBC 97.3fm this morning Boris Johnson said:

I haven't had a conversation of any such kind with George. George and I have a very, very good working relationship and indeed old, old friendship.

What we both want to do is get David Cameron re-elected. That is the project about which we are united.

Boris Johnson then ruled out any attempt to return to the Commons before 2015, and indicated he wanted to serve out his full term as mayor, which runs to 2016.

I am so sick of this subject, I think I'm going to expire sometimes. I am going to get on with my job as mayor of London.

The answer is I am sticking to my job that I was elected to do in 2012 and indeed in 2008. I'm very, very privileged to be here.

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