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Friday, 2 October 2015

UPDATED: Zac Goldsmith to be Conservative candidate for London mayor in 2016

Zac Goldsmith has been chosen as the Conservatives' candidate to run for London Mayor 2016.

The MP for Richmond Park was backed by 70% of voters in an online primary.

He says the housing crisis is the city's biggest challenge and there needs to be a "step change in the number of homes built."

Mr Goldsmith will go up against the Labour candidate Sadiq Khan in the vote next year.

The MP for Richmond Park was backed by 70% of voters in an online primary and says the housing crisis is the city's biggest challenge.

Peter Willan is chairman of the Richmond Heathrow Campaign.

The group is pleased Mr Goldsmith will be continuing the fight against expansion, as current Mayor Boris Johnson has done.

Conservative MP for Kingston and Surbiton, James Berry, has also lent his support to Mr Goldsmith.

Mr Goldsmith has thanked the other candidates;

I'm truly honoured to have been selected as the Conservative candidate for Mayor of London.

I'd like to thank you for all of your help and support over the last few months. It has been an energetic campaign and I'm grateful for the many opportunities I’ve had to talk to people from right across the capital about their priorities.

I'd particularly like to pay tribute to fellow candidates Stephen Greenhalgh, Andrew Boff AM and Syed Kamall MEP. I have seen first hand that they are all dedicated and hard-working public servants who entered this race because they care about our city as much as I do. I have learnt from them and I look forward to campaigning with them to keep City Hall Conservative.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:07 pm  

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