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Monday, 15 June 2015

Zac Goldsmith confirms he will resign as MP if he becomes Mayor

Zac Goldsmith has declared that he is to seek the Tory nomination for Mayor - and is balloting his constituents in Richmond Park (of which I am one) to get their 'permission' to do so.

My ballot and covering letter arrived on Friday - but what wasn't clear was what happens if he wins and becomes Mayor. So I asked him and he was good enough to reply immediately

So - I think that's clear now.

What's interesting talking to constituents this weekend (yes, the new 'Comments' is out - for non local activists that's our version of Focus) - most hadn't realised this. 

But if Zac wins - there'll be a Summer by election in #hamcommon next year.


  1. Great chance for the Lib Dems to announce their return.

    That said, if Vince could be persuaded to stand for mayor, I reckon there's a chance he could come second in first round, and then who knows what happens in the second round. Probably wishful thinking on my part though...

  2. Is it true that each ballot wasn't anonymous as it had the electoral roll number on?

    1. This is what I was thinking about... https://twitter.com/Kevin_Maguire/status/609359878205906944