Boris's decision to stand in 2015 is unalloyed good news. Blue touch paper is lit.
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.
In the event of a Cons government after 2015 @mayoroflondon election as MP would bring amongst highest level of executive experience to gov
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.
Labour & Lib Dem reaction to Boris' announcement merely confirms that he has made the right decision #Rattled
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