Boris Johnson 'urged by PM allies to run for Parliament'

Boris Johnson is being urged by allies of David Cameron to stand for the next election as a Conservative candidate, according to The Times (£).

Chancellor George Osborne is said to have personally delivered the message that Mr Johnson should run, in what is seen as an attempt to call his bluff.

Boris Johnson and David Cameron seen pictured in 2012. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

According to the newspaper, the London Mayor is now believed to be weighing up whether to return to the Commons, since only elected MPs can run in a leadership election.

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