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David Cameron: I Want Boris On The Team
David Cameron has called on Boris Johnson to return to Parliament and stand at the next General Election.
The Prime Minister said it is up to the Mayor of London whether he completes his term in City Hall but that he wants him "on the team".
Mr Johnson's term as Mayor of London is not due to end until May 2016, with the General Election being held in May next year.
Speaking to TV star James Corden, who was guest editor of The Sun, the Prime Minister said: "I want him to get back in Parliament. I think he's great.
"It's a bit like football - if you have got a great striker you want him on the pitch.
"It's up to him. He can complete as Mayor, or he can stay on as Mayor and come back to the House. I want him on the team."
There has been much speculation that Boris Johnson is keen to succeed David Cameron as Conservative Leader.
The Prime Minister responded: "It wouldn't be a great job to have if people didn't want it.
"There is nothing ignoble about wanting my job."
Speaking to Sky News, Boris Johnson again refused to rule out a return to Parliament.
"Between now and May next year only two things matter to me - delivering for London and returning David Cameron to Number 10 as Prime Minister of a majority Conservative government," he said.
"I've got a huge job to do in London but I'll be doing all I can to make that happen."
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister has refused to deny he had some stern words for the Education Secretary.
Michael Gove, last weekend criticised as "ridiculous" number of Old Etonians in Mr Cameron's inner circle.
In response to reports that he had some angry words with Gove, the Prime Minister said: "I have known Michael Gove for a long time.
"I have a very strong team but you need to say what you think. So I am pretty frank with people but you'd have to ask him."