Boris Johnson: Former PM announces plans to stand at next election

Boris Johnson has told his local Conservative Party he will stand again as an MP at the next general election, the BBC has been told.

The Conservatives have given their MPs until 5 December to confirm whether they wish to contest the next election – which must be held by early 2025.

So far, 11 Tory MPs have announced they will not stand for re-election.

There had been suggestions Mr Johnson would stand down from Parliament after he was ousted as prime minister.

MPs can still stand down before the next election without letting the party know ahead of time.

In October, Mr Johnson ran to replace Liz Truss as prime minister and passed the threshold of 100 nominations from his parliamentary colleagues, only to withdraw from the race hours before the deadline.

Mr Johnson has been the MP for Uxbridge and Ruislip in west London since 2015. He was elected to the seat while still serving as mayor of London.

The next election will be the fourth time he has run to represent the…

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