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Is Boris On His Bike Back To Westminster?
London Mayor Boris Johnson has insisted he is "getting on with his job" amid renewed speculation he will stand as an MP in next year's general election.
Speaking to Sky News outside his home, Mr Johnson sought to shrug off rumours he will run for Parliament in 2015.
After months of dodging questions about his political future, it is reported Mr Johnson will announce he intends to return this summer ahead of the autumn party conference, in order to avoid speculation overshadowing the Tory campaign.
He has also been accused of dithering over the issue and supporters are concerned this is damaging his standing among Conservative backbenchers, whose support he will need in the event of an eventual leadership bid.
It is thought that if he is elected Mr Johnson would continue as Mayor until 2016, when his term comes to an end.
While the grassroots party favourite is viewed as a key asset to the Tories when it comes to campaigning, his potential candidacy is not without its risks for the party.
His return would open the way for him to succeed Tory leader David Cameron, and could lead to divisions and instability within the ranks.
He is viewed as a major threat by possible leadership rivals.
Earlier this year, Mr Cameron paved the way for Mr Johnson to make a Commons comeback after saying he wanted him "on the team".
The Prime Minister compared him with a star player, saying: "It's a bit like football - if you have got a great striker you want him on the pitch."
Mr Johnson told Sky News at the time: "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.
"I've got a huge job to do in London, but I'll be doing all I can to make that happen."