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Clegg: Boris treats his ambition like he treats his hair

Nick Clegg has called Boris Johnson a "conventional" politician who "treats his political ambition a bit like he treats his hair."

Clegg said Johnson, who announced his intention to stand at the next General Election, liked to pretend he did not care about his appearance or career - but was actually "fixated" with them.

Yesterday Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed Johnson's announcement as "great news", hailing the Mayor of London as one of his "star players".

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Strong support among Tory MPs for Boris plan

Tory MPs have strongly welcomed the news that Boris Johnson plans to run for Parliament in next year's general election.

Former Welsh Secretary David Jones called the announcement "unalloyed good news", while Enfield MP Nick de Bois said Mr Johnson could potentially bring high level executive experience to the Tory team.

Backbencher Anne Marie Morris claimed the response to the move from other parties showed they were "rattled" by the idea of Mr Johnson returning to Parliament.

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