Boris Johnson has confirmed he’s standing to become the Conservative Uxbridge and South Ruislip candidate at next year’s general election.
The west London constituency is currently represented by Sir John Randall who is standing down next year. Sir John secured a 11,216 majority at the 2010 election.
Local party members will select a candidate in the coming weeks, with the deadline for applications due to close this week.
The mayor confirmed his plans to return to Parliament earlier this month.
A number of recent polls show that a majority of voters believe he should quit City Hall “immediately” if elected as an MP.
Doing so would trigger a Mayoral by-election costing London taxpayers around £12 million and whoever was elected would have to face re-election in May 2016.
Mr Johnson says he’d use his overlapping year in the Commons and City Hall to argue for greater powers for City Hall.
However Labour say the Mayor will be distracted by his claimed leadership ambitions.