By Daniel Hunter

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has officially confirmed that he will look to become an MP again at next year's general election.

However, Johnson said it will be 'highly unlikely' that we will se him replacing David Cameron as Conservative leader one day. Although Cameron himself was quick to say that it was 'great news' that Mr Johnson was planning to return to Parliament.

The mayor has been linked with a number of parliamentary seats, including Uxbridge and South Ruislip, in north-west London, but he said he did not have a particular target in mind.

"I think it's highly unlikely that that will happen because there's no vacancy. I think David Cameron has been a brilliant prime minister," he told the BBC's James Landale.

"When David Cameron finally steps down, in 2030 or whenever, it may be that there's a vacancy, but it will probably be filled by a person who's a teenager now."

Confirming his intention to run for Parliament earlier, Mr Johnson told an audience at the Bloomberg headquarters in London that he had "danced around" the issue "for an awfully long time", adding: "I can't endlessly go on dodging these questions."

"So let me put it this way. I haven't got any particular seat lined up but I do think in all probability I will try to find somewhere to stand in 2015.

"It may all go wrong but I think the likelihood is I am going to have to give it a crack."

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