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Cameron hints at Boris Parliament return

The Prime Minister has hinted that talks are under way over a return to Parliament for Boris Johnson.

David Cameron said he had had discussions about a possible return with the London Mayor, although he stressed that a decision had not yet been taken.

Asked how likely a return was, Mr Cameron said:

"That's up to Boris. I've had this conversation with Boris and my message to him is 'You're a brilliant Mayor of London, you've done a great job, you've got a lot more to give to public life, and it would be great to have you back in the House of Commons at some stage, contributing to public life'. But that's up to him, but I'll certainly be giving him a warm welcome."

– David Cameron

Asked if Mr Cameron could see his former Eton schoolmate make a comeback as a Member of Parliament at the next election, he replied:

"Absolutely - but that's a matter for him. I think he needs to think about - it's his plan. All I know that he's a massive asset to the country, a massive asset to the Conservative Party. We could make a very strong team together, we do today."

– David Cameron

Also quizzed on whether there was a potential job for Mr Johnson within the party, Mr Cameron said:

"Obviously, this is all dependent on what Boris wants to do - whether he wants another term, whether he wants to become an MP.I think he's got an enormous amount go give to public life, and I don't think he's given up on that idea either. So I think we're quite well aligned if I can put it that way."

– David Cameron

Should Tube stations be sponsored?

The Conservative group on the London Assembly has released a report suggesting Tube stations or Tube lines should be sponsored. They say the extra income from sponsorship could allow fares to be frozen.

It would mean that stations would have their names changed by adding a brand name. The Conservatives carried out a poll which found that 74% of Londoners believe Transport for London should expand sponsorship if it was used to cut or reduce fares.


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Jo Johnson's father 'absolutely thrilled' by No 10 role

Stanley Johnson, the father of London Mayor Boris, told ITV News he was "absolutely thrilled" that his son Jo has been added to David Cameron's team in Downing Street.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson's dad Stanley. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

He said: "I'm absolutely thrilled at this wonderful appointment David Cameron has made, there is no doubting Jo's intelligence.

"He is delighted and I'm confident the Tories will get their act together in a big way.

"I wish my father had been alive to see this and I'll keep lobbying him to make sure the Tories stay green."

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Boris Johnson's brother with PM in policy meeting

Jo Johnson, the brother of Boris, sitting next to Prime Minister David Cameron. Credit: Twitter / David Cameron

David Cameron has tweeted a picture of his new policy board, which features London Mayor Boris Johnson's younger brother Jo.

The Prime Minister's tweet said: "I've been meeting with my new policy board, made up of MPs. I told them I want more ideas to help hardworking people."

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Boris: 'Great there is finally a Johnson in Number 10'

The Daily Telegraph's political correspondent Peter Dominiczak has tweeted London Mayor Boris Johnson's reaction to his brother Jo heading up a Policy Unit in Downing Street.

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