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Labour: Boris announcement 'shows how weak PM is'

Labour's Shadow Minister for London, Sadiq Khan, claims Boris Johnson's announcement that he will try to run for Parliament shows David Cameron is "weak".

Sadiq Khan claimed Mr Johnson's announcement showed David Cameron was 'weak'. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

"Boris Johnson's announcement reveals how weak David Cameron is and how out of touch the Tories remain," he said.

"Rather than focusing on helping the millions of Britons suffering from the cost-of-living crisis, the Tories are increasingly turning inwards, focused on leadership battles to come, with David Cameron powerless to do anything about it."

Boris 'didn't tell Cameron' about MP announcement

Boris Johnson did not tell David Cameron about his announcement that he planned to run for Parliament in 2015, the London Mayor has revealed.

ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship is following developments.

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Tory Party Chairman 'delighted' over Boris MP hope

The Conservative Party Chairman Grant Shapps has said that he is "delighted" that London Mayor Boris Johnson hopes to return to Parliament as an MP.

David Cameron: 'Great news' that Boris plans to stand

David Cameron has tweeted that it is "great news" that one of his "star players" Boris Johnson plans to run for Parliament in 2015.

Praise and criticism at news Boris may run to be an MP

There has been both praise and criticism over news London Mayor Boris Johnson will "probably" run to be an MP in the 2015 General Election.

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Boris 'will remain as Mayor of London until 2016'

Boris Johnson says that although he is likely to run for Parliament in next year's general election, he still intends to serve out his term as Mayor of London until its end in 2016.

Mr Johnson made the remarks at a speech in London this morning where he said he would "in all probability" try to run for Parliament next year.

Boris will try to find 2015 seat 'in all probability'

London mayor Boris Johnson has said he will look for a seat to run for Parliament in 2015 "in all probability".

ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship is following developments.

Boris: Life outside 'sclerotic' EU 'attractive' option for UK

London mayor Boris Johnson will say that life outside the "sclerotic" European Union is an "attractive" option for Britain.

London mayor Boris Johnson. Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Mr Johnson will stress that remaining in a streamlined EU remains the best option however he will also say the UK should not fear leaving the group if it cannot secure necessary reforms.

A looser association with the EU could boost trade with the rest of the world and add 1.1% to GDP, he will say.

Mr Johnson will also endorse an eight-point plan for reforming the group, going beyond the goals set out by David Cameron ahead of a possible in-out referendum in 2017.

The move has reignited speculation the London mayor is wooing Eurosceptics with a view to a future Tory leadership bid.

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