London Mayor Boris Johnson has been selected as Tory candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip in the 2015 general election.
Conservative activists selected Mr Johnson – London mayor for six years – as candidate for the west London seat, BBC reported.
Mr Johnson, who announced his intention to return to the Commons last month, plans to remain as mayor until the end of his second term in May 2016.
He told BBC that he was “obviously thrilled” to be selected and said he was sure the Tories would win a majority in 2015.
Mr Johnson, who was MP for Henley between 2001 and 2008, won outright on the first count, without the need for a second round.
Speaking afterwards, he said: “It will be a tough fight, it will be a long fight, but I have no doubt whatever that we are going to be able to return David Cameron and the Conservatives with an absolute majority in 2015.”
Mr Johnson – tipped by some as a future Conservative leader – denied his victory was the next step to replacing Mr Cameron as Tory leader.
He also said it would not be a problem to be an MP and Mayor of London at the same time.