Boris Johnson 'likely to run for PM again after building up bank balance'

Boris Johnson is likely to pitch for Prime Minister again after making some money, provided that he escapes Parliamentary censure over Partygate, a close ally has claimed.

Boris Johnson during a visit to EDF's Sizewell B nuclear power station in Suffolk© Provided by The Telegraph

Lord Marland, a Conservative peer who led Mr Johnson’s London mayoral campaign and is a longstanding friend, said there was a “distinct possibility” that he would again aim for No 10.

“The scenario could be that we lose the next election, we could be looking for a leader who can win elections - and of course, Boris Johnson has that,” said Lord Marland,

"As he said to me the other day, he wants to go and put hay in the loft, in other words, to build up his bank balance so that he can afford to pay for the lifestyle that he has created.

once he's done that, if he is still a member of  Parliament and hasn't been found to have behaved incorrectly by the standards committee - which is a possibility

The advice, by Lord Pannick, QC, is said to show that investigating ministers for misleading the Commons “in good faith” would create a chilling effect and would “paralyze democracy.”