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Boris Johnson unanimously re-selected as London Mayoral candidate for 2012

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By Jonathan Isaby

I learn that tonight a meeting took place of senior members of the voluntary party in London officially to select the prospective Conservative mayoral candidate for the 2012 election.

I am delighted to report that the meeting unanimously endorsed sitting mayor Boris Johnson as the prospective Conservative candidate.

Speaking after the meeting Boris Johnson said:

"I'm delighted that the Conservative Party has re-adopted me as its Mayoral candidate for the 2012 London elections. We have made great progress in London in the last two years: cutting crime, waste and the extravagant, divisive policies of the previous Mayor, and we must ensure Ken Livingstone does not get the chance to take the city back to those miserable times."

Conservative Party Chairman Baroness Warsi added:

"I am absolutely delighted that Boris Johnson has been re-selected as the Conservative Candidate for Mayor of London. Over the last two years, Boris has shown himself to be a brilliant Mayor, working for the good of all Londoners, not just Zone 1. Above all, Boris has shown that good government means delivering more for less. Not only has he rooted out waste in City Hall and made real savings for Londoners. He has also delivered thousands of new affordable homes and helped make London a safer city. That's why Boris will be a terrific candidate again and I look forward to campaigning for a successful second term."

The photo above was taken at the packed ConHome Rally for Boris at the Conservative Party Conference.

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