Boris Johnson: 'I Have No Plans To Become An MP'
London Mayor Boris Johnson has said he does not expect to do "another big job in politics" after leaving City Hall.
Mr Johnson, tipped as a possible successor to Tory leader David Cameron, ruled out standing as an MP while also mayor - meaning he would be unable to seize the Conservative leadership.
Current rules say the leader must be an MP - and he quashed as "complete nonsense" suggestions he could perform a dual role if he is re-elected as mayor in May 2012.
He told ITV London Tonight: "Let's take this opportunity to knock this on the head.
"The job of Mayor of London is the most wonderful, most engrossing, job I could ever imagine I would have in politics and loads of people realise how lucky I am to be here... and I really don't want to do anything else. What I want is to get re-elected.
"I've said that I won't go beyond a second term. I'll be well-struck in years."
In an interview for BBC2's Newsnight, Mr Johnson said there is "not a snowball's chance in Hades" he would stand for Parliament while mayor, adding: "I don't think I will do another big job in politics after this."