The London Mayor was speaking just hours after being elected as he left Brunel University, shortly after 6am on Friday (May 8), following a long election count.
After wishing good morning to a crowd of student fans, he told getwestlondon: “I hope people won't think that [he'll be a part-time MP] because I will really work very hard and I think I can be much more use to them with my experience as the Mayor of London.”
He said his neither role as London Mayor nor his newspaper columns would prevent him from giving his duties as an MP his full attention.
He said: “That's like being the Secretary of State for Work & Pensions, [who] has a seat in London, as it were, so I think you can do both,
“Don't forget my predecessor did both for about a year.”