Boris Johnson has been spotted looking at schools and is supposedly house-hunting in Oxfordshire, The Guardian reports.

The former Prime Minister was witnessed earlier this month being shown around an independent school in Oxfordshire, the newspaper claims.

This would reportedly be to send his son Wilf there as a day pupil in September 2024, followed by his daughter Romy.

The Guardian also claims Mr Johnson may run for his former seat of Henley, which he represented between 2001 and 2008, if he moves back to the county.

Oxford Mail: Boris Johnson was spotted being shown around an independent school in OxfordshireBoris Johnson was spotted being shown around an independent school in Oxfordshire (Image: PA)

Mr Johnson’s successor in the seat, John Howell, is understood to have told local Conservative party members privately that he has not yet made up his mind whether he will run again or stand down at the next election.

One member of the Henley Conservative association said: “John hasn’t made his mind up yet whether to stand down or stand again but already there’s several candidates lining up to take over. It wouldn’t be at all surprising if Boris decided to throw his hat in the ring.”

The Guardian adds that sources close to his family have suggested Mr Johnson has been looking at other properties in Oxfordshire, outside of the one he already owns in Thame.

However, others have denied the claim and said that Mr Johnson will contest his current Uxbridge seat at the next election.

A spokesperson for the former prime minister said: “Boris Johnson has already confirmed he will be standing in Uxbridge and South Ruislip at the next election.”

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has also echoed this, telling reporters earlier this month: “I think the former prime minister has declared his intention to stand in his current seat in Uxbridge."