We asked readers, should Boris enter the race to become Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP?

We borrowed our sports desk's widget which measures opinion on football player transfer rumours.

It asks: How many fans want the player, rate the player, and believe the rumours.

 

At the moment, 49 per cent of you say you would want Boris to take MP Sir John Randall's seat when he steps down ahead of the 2015 election.

And 51 per cent of you rate the Mayor of London.

A massive 82 per cent of you believe the rumours.

Those who would not welcome the old Etonian to the borough have made their feelings clear on Facebook and Twitter.

Paul Dicker posted below the article on the Gazette's Facebook page: "What a convenience it was the other conservative left. No one should vote this idiot in. He has stripped the borough of a much needed FIRE ENGINE and wants to put tens of thousands of jobs at risk by closing Heathrow. There is a motive to his sudden running. He is a liability....."

To which Laura Jones replied: "wont get my vote! well said paul"

Laura Malcolm said: "Please....please....NOOOOOOO"

And Kirsty Gibbs said "Will make Uxbridge Infamous"

While Gordon Chin responded simply by saying: "Oh dear"

More of you took to Twitter to air your views.

 

The Daily Telegraph newspaper asked - Buffoon or Superstar: Where will Boris Johnson stand and who wants him?

"The favourite is Uxbridge and South Ruislip where Sir John Randall is stepping down," writes the paper's political correspondent, Georgia Graham.

"In Boris, Sir John sees the perfect successor to take on the mantle of issues such as Hs2, Heathrow and Housing."

Sir John told the paper he welcomes the idea of Mr Johnson stepping in to his shoes.

"He's been very popular, a lot of the things he's done have really improved our life, he gets on extremely well with the leader of the local authority", he adds, "we've been very pleased with what he's been doing."

He would even be happy to hand over the reigns by giving Mr Johnson a town tour.

The Guardian newspaper visited Uxbridge town centre this week to gauge public feeling on the rumours, and, like the Gazette, found it was divided.

Many of those against the move said Mr Johnson's proposals to shut down Heathrow Airport and build a new hub, dubbed 'Boris Island', at the Thames Estuary were a concern.

The Financial Times also visited Uxbridge. They said Uxbridge and South Ruislip seat could be a springboard to Westminster, but also found the loss of jobs if Heathrow closes to be residents' main worry.

The 50-year-old will stay on as Mayor until 2016, so a seat within easy commuting distance of City Hall would be a necessity.

The Uxbridge and South Ruislip seat has been occupied by Tories for decades, and is largely regarded as one of the safest blue seats in the capital.

Yesterday, Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans riled residents by suggesting Uxbridge was a nowhere town.

And residents responded by pointing out some of the town's claims to fame.

Labour's Chris Summers is already talking about going head-to-head with Mr Johnson, saying he is 'up for the challenge'.

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