Labour's Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip has spoken out following the news that Conservative Sir John Randall will step down in the next general election.
Chris Summers is hoping to win the MPs seat for Labour and is not afraid of going up against Boris Johnson, who is speculated to make a return to the Commons in 2015.
Mr Summers, said: "I have the utmost respect for Sir John Randall and I know he has worked hard for the people of Uxbridge & South Ruislip over the last 17 years.
"I wish him well in his retirement and I hope he can devote more time to his beloved bird-watching hobby.
"I look forward to finding out who the Conservatives will select as their candidate and I can promise them a hard-fought contest.
"There have been rumours already that Boris Johnson might stand and I would relish the opportunity to lock horns with him. But I warn him that it would not be plain sailing and the voters of Uxbridge & South Ruislip will not appreciate being taken for granted."
Mr Summers said the challenge of winning the seat, which Mr Randall won with an 11,000 majority four years ago, would be a 'Herculean task' but that he was ready to take it on.
"I know Sir John had an 11,000 majority but I believe the constituency is changing, I know Labour has changed since 2010 and I believe I can win this seat," he said.
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