Cameron’s Bullingdon Club chum George Osborne, who stepped down as an MP after being sacked from the Treasury by Theresa May in 2017, is also said to be considering a return to the Commons.
The former prime minister, who called and then lost the EU referendum, could stand in Sevenoakes in Kent according to the Mail on Sunday while Osborne is said to be looking at running in Kensington in London.
The claim was spread on a WhatsApp group for Brexit-supporting MPs last week, with one warning the comeback had been discussed at a dinner party two weeks ago.
The two men remain close friends, although it is unclear whether they would be prepared to serve under Boris Johnson, who is the current front-runner to succeed Theresa May.
The rumours come as their former Oxford University comrade Boris Johnson widens his lead in the polls to replace Mrs May in Number 10.
The hot favourite believes his biggest appeal is that he is a proven winner – who can see off both Jeremy Corbyn and Nigel Farage at a stroke. In a series of meetings with MPs, Boris has been driving home the message that only he has the X-factor which can save them at the next general election.
According to the Sun, he told one colleague: “I’m could be your lifeline. I’m the only candidate in this contest who can defeat both Nigel Farage and Jeremy Corbyn.”
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