Sir Peter Tapsell 'Keeping His Seat Warm For Boris'

18/03/2013 10:28 GMT | Updated 18/05/2013 10:12 BST

BRITAIN'S oldest MP has insisted he is ready to stand aside in his ultra-safe constituency -- so Boris Johnson can lead the Tory Party.

Sir Peter Tapsell, 83, personally told PM David Cameron he is "keeping his seat warm" for the London mayor. His embarrassing remarks were overheard by other MPs, it was reported yesterday.