Boris' spokesman dismisses 'fanciful' report

Boris Johnson's spokesman dismissed a report that claimed Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith offered his safe seat to the London Mayor, calling it "fanciful".

Mr Johnson's spokesman said today:

It's no surprise that the Mayor has met and will continue to meet those who share his concerns over the lack of aviation capacity in London and the SouthEast.

But the story in question is without doubt fanciful.

It's no secret the Mayor opposes the building of a third runway, he was re-elected opposing any such notion, he'll continue to oppose any such notion, and he'll be doing it as Mayor of London.

The Mayor believes the Government's announcement of an Independent Commission has at least re-opened the debate on aviation capacity.

That gives him the opportunity to demonstrate why Heathrow expansion isn't the answer, and the creation of a new 4 runway hub airport is.

The Mayor will be doing both in the weeks and months ahead

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Boris denies MP return reports

London Mayor Boris Johnson has he is "absolutely not" planning a return to the Commons, after reports that Tory MP Zac Goldsmith offered to sacrifice his seat for him to take on Prime Minister David Cameron.