HENLEY MP John Howell says he is not going to be ousted by his predecessor Boris Johnson.
The Mayor of London revealed this week that he will “in all probability” look to stand for Parliament in next year’s general election.
This led to speculation that he might want to return to Henley, where he was MP from 2001 to 2008.
But Mr Howell insisted his fellow Conservative had “no interest” in coming back and was more likely to target a seat in the capital as he planned to also remain as Mayor until the end of his current term in 2016.
Mr Howell said: “I’m glad that he has come off the fence and made up his mind what he’s going to do but it doesn’t affect me in the slightest. I’ve had a conversation with Boris and he has no interest in coming back to Henley.