It’s just been confirmed that Boris Johnson IS to seek the Tory nomination to stand for the Mayor of London next May.
On that day also there will be the elections for the London Assembly which in 2000 and 2004 have seen the Tories winning the popular vote across London. The reason that they failed in the Mayoral race is that so many Tory and Lib Dem supporters switched to Ken in the Mayor ballot.
Can Boris retain the Tory vote? If he does then he could win.
William Hill were offering 8/1 on Boris doing it. That seems a good price.