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:

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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."