Boris Johnson has applied to be the Conservative candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip in the 2015 general election.
The Mayor of London submitted his name to Conservative Campaign Headquarters this morning (Tuesday, August 26), just 48 hours before the deadline.
Mr Johnson returned from holiday in Croatia last week and announced his return with an explosive piece in The Daily Telegraph.
He used his weekly column to call for a reversal of the presumption of innocence for people travelling to Syria and Iraq, if later suspected of terrorism offences.
He capped that on Tuesday morning with the long-anticipated announcement that he would be standing in the safe seat to be vacated by Sir John Randall, who held it last general election with an 11,000 majority.
What happens next?
A committee of five members of the Uxbridge and South Ruislip Conservative Association will join colleagues in London on September 5 for a weeding out process, whittling the candidates down to three or four.
Then on September 12 at a special meeting of the association at Ruislip High School, the Conservative candidate will be announced.