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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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Boris Johnson to give a keynote speech at Tory party conference

London Mayor Boris Johnson will today deliver a keynote speech at the Conservative party conference.

London Mayor Boris Johnson speaks at a fringe meeting hosted by Conservative Home Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

On Monday, Mr Johnson was given a thunderous reception when he attended a ConservativeHome fringe meeting - entitled "Boris 2012: Re-elected and Olympotastic".

Dismissing rumours that he could be a possible challenger to lead his party, the London mayor confirmed his loyalty to the prime minister and said that no one should "doubt my admiration for David Cameron."

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