Goldsmith selection in Richmond Park: Lib Dem response

April 27, 2017 3:11 PM

The Liberal Democrats have responded to the selection of Zac Goldsmith as the official Conservative candidate in Richmond Park.

Joe Bourke, Brentford and Isleworth Liberal Democrat candidate, said:

"By standing as a Conservative after resigning over Heathrow, Zac Goldsmith has just lost his last shred of credibility.

"People in Richmond Park voted resoundingly against a hard Brexit and against Heathrow expansion, both backed by Zac Goldsmith's Conservative Party. Instead they voted for the Liberal Democrat Sarah Olney.

"Zac Goldsmith couldn't stand on a Conservative platform last time, so what's changed?

"As a Conservative he will be standing on a clear pro-Brexit, pro-Heathrow manifesto. The people of Richmond Park have already told him what they think of that. Sarah Olney beat him once; she will beat him again.

"If you want to change the direction of the country and prevent a hard Brexit, this is your chance."