George Galloway has admitted that while he likes running for election he isn't actually that keen on doing his job as an MP.
The Respect MP, who hailed a "Bradford Spring" when he unexpectedly won the Bradford West by-election last year, said he found parliament "2% terrifying, and 98% tedium".
In an interview with Total Politics magazine published on Tuesday, the firebrand politician repeated the suggestion that he might run for mayor of London - having become bored with Westminster.
“I’m interested in running for the mayor of London in 2016 but I haven’t decided," he said. I like elections more than I like serving. I relish them in the way most politicians don’t, and this is the only mass popular election that there is here."
"Seven million people have the right to vote in it; it’s the next best thing to a presidential election that you’re ever going to get in Britain. So, I relish running for the office, and the opportunity finally to be in power over substantial sets of important tasks in a city as great as London is obviously attractive."
The field for the 2016 mayoral race is wide open, with a number of senior Labour MPs including Tessa Jowell and Sadiq Khan believed to be mulling a bid. Who the Conservative candidate to replace Boris Johnson will be is less clear.