U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said he plans to give Boris Johnson a job in his cabinet once the London mayor steps down in May 2016.
“I want to have the big figures in my team,” Cameron told the BBC in an interview Tuesday at his Conservative Party’s annual conference in Manchester, northwest England. “That’s why I’m looking forward to Boris finishing his time as mayor and coming into my team.”
Asked if Johnson will get a ministerial job, Cameron replied: “Definitely. We will have to see which one, but definitely.”
Johnson, who returned to the House of Commons as a lawmaker in May’s general election, is already a member of Cameron’s political cabinet. The mayor gave a speech to the conference Tuesday setting out his claim to be a “one-nation Conservative” in a “party united in our ambition to unite our society.”