Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson has said he will stand in Uxbridge and South Ruislip in 2015 Reuters

Boris Johnson has decided to seek election at next year's general election in a safe Conservative seat in west London.

The Mayor of London will stand in Uxbridge and South Ruislip, it has been announced.

Uxbridge and South Ruislip is a safe conservative seat and Johnson will be competing with several other would-be candidates for the right to be the party's candidate.

Johnson ended speculation about his plans by confirming his intention to seek a constituency earlier this month.

He has said he will combine being Mayor of London with his duties in parliament, if he is elected as widely expected.

Uxbridge and South Ruislip is located not far from Heathrow airport, a place that Johnson has repeatedly sought to sound the death knell of by lobbying for a new airport in the Thames Estuary.

More to follow.