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Lib Dems pull off shock victory in Richmond Park by-election as Zac is thrown out

A ‘shockwave to Downing Street’ has, last night, been pulled off by the Liberal Democrats, with Sarah Olney defeating Zac Goldsmith in the Richmond Park by-election. Lib Dem challenger Ms Olney overturned Mr Goldsmith’s 23,015 majority to win by 1,872 votes. The

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LIVE: Who will win #RichmondPark?

Welcome to the live Richmond Park byelection count. Tonight we will be bringing you news, gossip and results from your votes. Stay tuned for updates throughout the night. Send us your thoughts by tweeting #richmondpark or email j.giles@coombemonthly.co.uk

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Lib Dems eye victory over Zac Goldsmith in Richmond Park

Party predicts its candidate, Sarah Olney, will defeat former London mayoral candidate in Thursday’s byelection

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#YourVoice: Richmond Park offers a first glimpse at a changed political landscape

The battle between Zac Goldsmith and Sarah Olney has Brexit and Heathrow as intriguing subplots

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Polls open in Richmond Park for by-election

POLLS have opened across Richmond and Kingston today for a by-election in the Richmond Park constituency. The contest was triggered by the resignation of the former Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith, over Heathrow expansion.   There are eight candidates standing, including Mr Goldsmith who is

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Candidate profile: Christian Wolmar

Name: Christian Wolmar Party: Labour Constituency: Richmond Park Previous election history: Labour’s nomination for Mayor of London (4729, 5.4%, not selected) Biography: Christian is one of the UK’s leading commentators on transport. He campaigned for the Labour nomination for mayor of

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Candidate profile: Zac Goldsmith

Name: Zac Goldsmith Party: Independent (resigned from Conservative Party) Constituency: Richmond Park Previous election history: Richmond Park, 2010 (29,461, 49.7%, elected), 2015 (34,404, 58.2%, elected). Biography: Zac Goldsmith, a former editor of the Ecologist Magazine, is a former Conservative MP

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Candidate profile: Sarah Olney

Name: Sarah Olney Party: Liberal Democrat Constituency: Richmond Park Previous election history: None Biography: Sarah works locally as an accountant at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington. Sarah lives locally in North Kingston with her husband Ben, and their two children.

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#ZacGoldsmith: Today’s by-election is crucial

Dear Resident, Today’s by-election matters hugely. It is happening simply because I kept my word to you and resigned after the Government U-turned on Heathrow expansion. It is our chance to tell the Government we will not accept their decision,

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#YourVoice with Tania Mathias MP: Putting the record straight

I wasn’t at all surprised when Zac Goldsmith resigned on principle over the Government’s Heathrow decision.  He had always said he would, and having worked alongside him both as a local Councillor and as an MP, I know he’s the

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