David Cameron has encouraged Boris Johnson to return as an MP in the next parliament and hinted he could be given a key role. The prime minister said he had spoken to the London mayor and made it clear he would get a “warm welcome” if he wanted to return. Johnson will be mayor of London until at least 2016 but Cameron said that was “absolutely” no barrier to him making a comeback. The PM told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that he “could make a very strong team together” with Johnson, despite speculation about the mayor’s leadership ambitions. “I’ve had this conversation with Boris and my message to him is: ‘You’re a brilliant mayor of London, you’ve done a great job, you’ve got a lot more to give to public life and it would be great to have you back in the House of Commons at some stage contributing to public life.’ That’s up to him, but I’ll certainly be giving him a warm welcome.” Asked whether Johnson could stand again while still London mayor, Cameron said: “Absolutely, but that’s a matter for him, it’s his plan, so all I know is that he’s a massive asset to the… Read full this story
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