Boris: I'm a mop & PM a broom

The darling of the Conservative conference, Boris Johnson, has backed David Cameron, telling delegates he was pleased the PM called him as a "blond haired mop", because his party had to "clear things up" after Labour. He called Mr Cameron "a broom."

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Mop or broom? Boris Johnson's witty speech will feed rumours of a rivalry

The London mayor Boris Johnson got a raucous reception at the Tory conference today feeding the rumours that he could be positioning himself as the next party leader.

He described David Cameron as a broom - apparently a riposte to being called a mop - but the Prime Minister appeared to take it on the chin.

ITV News Political Editor Tom Bradby reports:

Prime Minister tweets photo of his birthday cake

(L-R) David Cameron, Foreign Secretary William Hague and Chief of Staff Ed Llewellyn Credit: Twitter/@David_Cameron

The Prime Minister has tweeted this photo of his birthday celebration with colleagues at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham. He turns 46 today.

He wrote: "Thanks to my team for squeezing in a quick birthday celebration on this v hectic day."

The cakes appear to be 'Giant Colin the Caterpillar Cakes' from Marks & Spencer.

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