Boris: the bookies’ leadership favourite

“Nobody could have been surprised by Boris Johnson’s announcement that he intends to stand for parliament next year,” says Peter Kellner in The Daily Telegraph. “We all knew he would, just as we all know he wants to lead the Conservative Party and become prime minister.” But is he really a vote-winner?

In the obvious sense he is – he has twice been elected as Conservative mayor of a Labour city – but according to YouGov polls he lags behind David Cameron on the two “hard” qualities of being up to the job of governing Britain and [...]

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