Boris Johnson reselected as Tory candidate for Uxbridge

Boris Johnson was tonight reselected as the Conservative candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip. 

Many pollsters predict the seat will swing from the Tories to Labour at the next election.

In the last general election in 2019, Mr Johnson won 25,351 votes compared to 18,141 for the Labour candidate.

Mr Johnson led the UK through the Covid pandemic and was displaced by Liz Truss in 2022.

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Local Sources tell that the former PM was reselected earlier today by the local Uxbridge Conservative panel.

A source says while the membership didn’t have a formal role “support, as always, remains very strong among the association membership”.

This comes following speculation that Mr Johnson might seek out a safer seat, ahead of the next general election.

“I can confirm Boris Johnson has been reselected as the Conservative candidate in Uxbridge and South Ruislip,” a spokesman said.

There has been speculation that the 58-year-old has had an eye on his old Henley constituency, after it was reported he agreed a deal to purchase a Georgian manor house valued at £4m.

The property, the Guardian reports, contains its own moat and has been viewed by Mr Johnson and his wife Carrie.

A spokesperson for Johnson told the publication: “We never comment on matters such as living arrangements.”

This comes as the former PM agreed to face a televised questioning on whether he lied to MPs over partygate next Wednesday in a hearing that will determine his political future.

Mr Johnson is to appear before the cross-party Commons Privileges Committee at 2pm on March 22, it was announced on Tuesday.

He will need to convince the MPs he did not knowingly mislead the House with his denials of lockdown-breaching parties being held in No 10 if he is to avoid censure.

In an interim report, the Privileges Committee said the evidence strongly suggests breaches of coronavirus rules would have been “obvious” to Mr Johnson during the partygate saga.

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