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Johnson Sr eyes a seat in Brussels

Apr 10, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

STANLEY JOHNSON has thrown his hat into the ring to stand as a Conservative in the European Parliament elections, as the party struggles to field candidates.

Boris Johnson's father confirmed to The Daily Telegraph that he had lodged his application to be a candidate in London after party chiefs announced in a call-out to parliamentary hopefuls that they "will be contesting the European elections on May 23 2019".

Any Brexit delay would legally oblige the UK to hold European elections.

Mr Johnson, who served as an MEP from 1979 to 1984, called for British politicians to take an "absolutely positive" approach towards engaging with the European insti...