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Monday, 9 December 2019

As SW London prepares to go to the polls on Thursday, we're in Richmond Park and North Kingston one of the UK's most marginal seats


It's been a bit of a case of musical chairs for the constituency of Richmond Park and North Kingston during the last few elections.

At the 2015 election, Conservative Zac Goldsmith had a large 23,015 majority, but he lost the seat to Liberal Democrat Sarah Olney at the by-election he forced the following year after he resigned his seat over Heathrow expansion.

In 2017, we went back to the polls and Mr Goldsmith won the seat back, but with a narrow majority of just 45.

The Richmond Park and North Kingston constituency voted to remain in the EU referendum by over 70%, Zac Goldsmith is pro-leave while Sarah Olney is pro-remain.

Jackie's John Beesley has been to meet the candidates to see if Brexit could be the deciding factor this time round.



Candidates standing in Richmond Park

Zac Goldsmith, Conservative
Sandra Keen, Labour
Sarah Olney, Liberal Democrat
Caroline Shah, Independent
John Usher, Independent
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