LONDON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- London Mayor Boris Johnson announced Friday he will run for a second term in 2012 and laughed at the possibility he might try to become prime minister.
Johnson, a Conservative who has sometimes been at odds with his party, was asked whether he wanted to challenge Prime Minister David Cameron for the leadership, The Independent reported.
"I'm more likely to be decapitated by a Frisbee or locked in a disused fridge," Johnson said. "We have a very good prime minister. My job now is to negotiate with him and with the Chancellor the best possible deal for London."
If Johnson is re-elected and stays for a full term, he would be unable to run for Parliament in the next general election.
Cameron encouraged Johnson in 2008 to run against "Red Ken" Livingstone, the firebrand who had run the city for eight years.
"With every day that passes, I have come to love and understand the complexities and challenges of the job, and I also see how much more there is to do," Johnson said.
Livingstone hopes for a rematch. He is being challenged for the Labor nomination by Oona King, who represents the Bethnal Green neighborhood in Parliament.