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PM: Boris 'can continue as mayor if he becomes MP'

Boris Johnson could continue as Mayor of London even if he becomes an MP in 2015, David Cameron has said.

David Cameron has welcomed the prospect of 'star player' Boris Johnson returning to Parliament.

"He obviously wants to complete his second term but I don't think it's impossible to do that and to put yourself forward as a member of Parliament at the next election," the Prime Minister said.

"As a manager, as it were, I want all my star players on the field and Boris is a star player."

It is thought Mr Johnson, who previously served as MP for Henley, may want to run for the North West Hampshire seat currently held by the Chief Whip, Sir George Young, who is stepping down next year.