Boris ‘aim­ing for Num­ber 10’

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

BORIS John­son has ap­plied to be the Con­ser­va­tive Par­lia­men­tary can­di­date for Uxbridge and South Ruis­lip.

He ‘threw his hat in the ring’ yes­ter­day morn­ing (Tues­day), as the Gazette went to press.

He will now face a se­lec­tion process that starts on Fri­day, Septem­ber 5, and con­cludes a week later with a spe­cial meet­ing of the Con­ser­va­tive as­so­ci­a­tion.

Al­though more than 100 peo­ple are ex­pected to have ap­plied by the dead­line to­mor­row (Thurs­day), Mr John­son is bound to be hot favourite, as­sum­ing he passes muster among the mem­bers of the as­so­ci­a­tion who have the fi­nal say.

For up­dates on this story go to www.getwest­lon­don.co.uk

The news comes as a re­cent poll shows a ma­jor­ity of those ques­tioned think the mayor is only in­ter­ested in be­com­ing an MP as a route to 10 Down­ing Street. A sur­vey by YouGov re­vealed 69 per cent of the 1,200 peo­ple asked be­lieved he would stand again ‘to en­able him to one day be­come Con­ser­va­tive leader’.

n IN TOWN: Boris John­son was lob­bied by HS2 cam­paigner Lot­tie Jones when vis­it­ing Uxbridge in March

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