BORIS JOHNSON can expect strong competition for the Uxbridge and South Ruislip parliamentary seat, says one of his rivals, 22-year-old Ukip candidate Jack Duffin.

Mr Duffin, 22, who is also chairman of the Ukip youth wing – Young Independence – says the London Mayor does not care about the area.

He said: “Boris has made all these promises and done the opposite.

“As a mayor, he’s been shocking. He came in and promised to keep open ticket offices and to increase police numbers. It seems he’s gone back on more or less every promise he’s made and people are sick of it.”

In the 2010 general election, Ukip received just 2.7 % of the vote and Sir John Randall, who is retiring, has a majority of more than 11,000 votes.

Mr Duffin, who didn’t vote in the last election and stood unopposed for the Ukip candidacy, is excited about the unexpected attention everyone is receiving.

“The seat has gone from one of the least interesting to the biggest in the country,” he said.