Boris Johnson was seen browsing schools and house-hunting in Oxfordshire, which sparked speculation that he was considering running for office for his former seat of Henley’s next elections, according to The Guardian.
former prime minister planned to contest his existing seat of Uxbridge, marginal in west london with majority of 7200. However, Labor believes it can be won and if Johnson loses it could end his hopes. of Other run from a conservative leader.
Johnson’s successor in Oxfordshire’s leafy spokesman, John Howell, is supposed to have told the local conservative party members privately that he has not yet made up his mind, will he run again or stand down in the elections, expected next year. Tory MP declined to comment.
While other local conservatives already inclined to go for the place that has the most of 14000, former prime minister increased the speculation that he might be interested in stands after being seen in local schools for his two younger children.
one member of The Henley Conservative Association said: “John is not made his opinion up is it still worth it down or stand again but already there are several candidates up take over. It would not be at all surprising if Boris decided throw his hat in ring.”
A few Tories already they say there is made calculation go on chicken run’, swapping new marginal places for true blue counties, in Hope of hanging on in next elections. One new place is created in Oxfordshire under the border review.
Johnson still owns house in tame, in Henley County, which he represented from 2001 to 2008, according to the roster of interests of deputies. Sources close to him family assumed he was looking at other properties in Oxfordshire. However, the Allies denied this claim.
representative for in former prime minister said: “Boris Johnson already confirmed that he would in Uxbridge and South Ruislip on next elections”.
Rishi Sunak, prime The minister said Johnson intends to stand in Uxbridge, although its majority suggests it is vulnerable to Labour’s removal. “I think former prime minister announced his intention to run in his current seat in Uxbridge,” Sunak told reporters earlier this month.
This followed reports denied by Downing Street that prime minister made a deal with Johnson to find him a safe place in exchange for agreeing not challenge Sunak after local elections in May.
However, few Conservative MPs believe that Johnson, who was banished last in summer over his appeal of a series of scandals and is still facing a committee of privileges investigating whether he misled the House of Commons over Partygate has support he would need in parliamentary party try force Sunak out.
Earlier this month, Johnson was spotted at an independent school. in Oxfordshire, which the Guardian chose not to name, with a view send him son Wilf is there as a day student in September 2024, after which it daughter Romy. His four children with his ex-wife Marina Wheeler, a lawyer, all attended public elementary schools. in north London.