Boris ‘aiming for Number 10’
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.
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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