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Zac Goldsmith: the London race will be tough for me – and the Conservative Party

The Tory mayoral contender explains how he plans to sell himself to a city that’s now solidly Labour

2 January 2016

9:00 AM

2 January 2016

9:00 AM

As soon as votes were counted in the race to be Tory candidate for London mayor, Zac Goldsmith’s problem became clear. He had won comfortably, but just 9,200 party members bothered to vote — compared with the 80,000 who took part in Labour’s contest. Goldsmith praised his party for a ‘civilised and constructive’ debate, unlike the ‘divisive and vicious’ battle won by Sadiq Khan.

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