BORIS JOHNSON has dismissed rumours linking him with a return to Henley.
He was the constituency MP until 2008 when he resigned to become Mayor of London. Mr Johnson, who is tipped as a future Conservative Party leader, called his successor John Howell to deny speculation about a return in order to stand for Parliament at the 2015 general election.
Mr Howell told the Henley Standard: “Boris phoned me and said, ‘I do not swim in the same river twice’. He said that Henley was the last place he would consider coming back to. In any case, I have been re-adopted as the Conservative candidate to fight the general election.”
Mr Howell won the 2008 by-election and was re-elected at the general election in 2010 with an increased majority.