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Boris arrives at Tory Conference

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Boris Johnson will arrive at the Tory party conference in Birmingham shortly, ahead of his speech tomorrow.

This year, Mr Johnson will address the conference, not only as the capital's Conservative Mayor, but also as their candidate for the safe seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip at the General Election in May.

Yesterday the Prime Minister described the Mayor as "a star" and admitted he would welcome him back into the Cabinet, once his term at City Hall finishes.


PM calls Boris Johnson "a star"

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On the first day of the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, the Prime Minister told the BBC's 'Andrew Marr Show' that he hopes the Mayor would become a Cabinet Minister in the future.

He’s got to finish his term as Mayor of London… I know that’s what he wants to do and I believe you can be a Member of Parliament and Mayor of London and do a very effective job. But once he’s finished that, then he’s a star…. And as I've always said I want to have the stars in the team.

– David Cameron on The Andrew Marr Show, BBC1

Cameron wants Boris in his cabinet: 'He's a star'

Tennis with Cameron and Boris goes for £160,000

A game of tennis with the Prime Minister and Mayor of London has been auctioned by the Tory Party for a reported £160,000 to the wife of a former Russian government minister.

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Banker Lubov Chernukhin, who is a Tory party member and supporter, won the prize at the Conservatives' summer fundraising ball on Wednesday.

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The Conservative Party, which did not publish a guest list for the function, refused to confirm the amount paid for the match. A spokesman for Boris Johnson said it was a "party matter".

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Cameron jokes about Cole omission from World Cup

David Cameron and Boris Johnson play table football in Harrow Credit: ITN

During a game of table football at the skills centre in Harrow, Mr Cameron made a cheeky reference to Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole after it was confirmed the veteran left-back had been left out of England's World Cup squad.

"That was the Ashley Cole special," he quipped after the Mayor scored an own goal while in control of the blue team's defence.

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