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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Richmond Park MP launches bid to become London Mayor

The MP for Richmond Park has announced that he plans to stand to be the Conservative candidate for London Mayor.

Zac Goldsmith has told the Evening Standard if picked, policies would include stopping a third runway at Heathrow and cleaning up the capital's environment.

He has already said he would resign as an MP if Heathrow gets the go-ahead, leaving the route to London Mayor open for him.

But he may not be running for sure – he's spending tens of thousands of pounds on a postal ballot giving his constituents the last word on whether he runs or not.

Speaking to us during the election campaign, he said he's never rule anything out.



Zac Goldsmith was born in 1975, and grew up in Richmond where he has lived for most of his life.

He was elected MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston in 2010.

He been voted among the top MPs for engagement with his constituents, and has won a number of awards for his campaigns in Parliament.

Before becoming an MP, Zac directed and edited the Ecologist Magazine for a decade, and received Mikhail Gorbachev’s Global Green Award for ‘International Environmental Leadership’.
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