James Cracknell to vie with Boris for Uxbridge seat

Olympic gold-medallist James Cracknell has confirmed he's put forward his name as a potential Conservative candidate for the Uxbridge and South Ruislip seat.

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James Cracknell to stand against Boris in Uxbridge?

James Cracknell pictured at a photocall ahead of the Virgin London Marathon Credit: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/ Empics Entertainment

James Cracknell has thrown his hat into the ring for the Uxbridge and South Ruislip seat, according to The Evening Standard The paper reports that his name is among dozens that have been put forward to become the Conservative contender for the west London constituency following the announcement by Sir John Randall that he's standing down.

A shortlist of three or four names is being prepared, with the winner being announced next Friday.

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