Zac Goldsmith

The Tories don't need Zac back in Richmond. They need Luke Parker

25 April 2017 11:28

Are the Conservatives sharp enough to be able to beat the Liberal Democrats in battleground Remain-voting seats? We hear today…

Exclusive: Zac Goldsmith prepares to crawl back to the Tories in Richmond

24 April 2017 10:13

Of all the politicians to have a bad 2016, Zac Goldsmith is high on that list. The former Conservative MP…

Yes, Zac lost. So isn’t it time to stop bashing him?

4 December 2016 15:15

It’s easy to see the allure of ongoing Zac bashing. Can there be a pleasure more satisfying for all of…

Is support for Brexit growing in Richmond Park?

2 December 2016 14:05

‘The people of Richmond Park and North Kingston have sent a shockwave through this Conservative Brexit government,’ said Sarah Olney,…

We need a Zac’s law: MPs who trigger a by-election should not be allowed to stand again

2 December 2016 6:54

Even I can’t say I’m upset that Zac Goldsmith has lost his seat. For the last few days, now, my…

Zac Goldsmith’s brother has a tantrum

2 December 2016 6:18

Last night the Liberal Democrats managed to overturn Zac Goldsmith’s 23,000 majority in Richmond Park. While Goldsmith was visibly downcast…

Liberal Democrats oust Zac Goldsmith in Richmond Park by-election

2 December 2016 5:44

It’s happened. Early this morning the Liberal Democrats managed to cause an upset and overturn Zac Goldsmith’s 23,000 majority in the Richmond…

Could the Richmond by-election kick start the Lib Dem fightback?

28 October 2016 16:48

After Zac Goldsmith’s decision to step down as an MP and trigger a by-election in Richmond Park, the Liberal Democrats…

The LibDems will make the Richmond Park by-election into a referendum on Brexit

25 October 2016 19:09

Zac Goldsmith has announced this evening that he’ll be standing as an independent in the Richmond Park by-election he has…

If Zac Goldsmith is standing again, what is the point of his resignation?

25 October 2016 15:02

Quite a few MPs are driven by a strange need for validation, but Zac Goldsmith might be the first politician…

Can the Lib Dems profit from Zac Goldsmith’s resignation?

25 October 2016 12:43

The political fallout is now coming from Theresa May’s decision to approve a third runway at Heathrow. Boris Johnson and…

Will the Tories manage an upset in today’s forgotten by-election in Tooting?

16 June 2016 15:28

Amidst the fanfare surrounding the EU referendum, today’s Tooting by-election has come around virtually unnoticed. Triggered by Sadiq Khan stepping…

Sadiq Khan’s victory has caused a Great Smug to settle over London

9 May 2016 17:57

London is going through one of its periodic fits of smugness right now, for which the only real parallel is…

Jemima Khan distances herself from her brother’s mayoral bid: ‘sad that Zac’s campaign did not reflect who I know him to be’

6 May 2016 22:44

Following Thursday’s elections, Sadiq Khan is on course to be the new mayor of London, with his rival Zac Goldsmith trailing a distant…

I’m not surprised Zac Goldsmith lost – his campaign was a catastrophe

6 May 2016 19:06

Zac Goldsmith has spent much of the past few weeks telling us that the London mayoral vote ‘will be very close’. But…

Zac Goldsmith has nothing to be ashamed of

6 May 2016 18:50

It’s disappointing to see how many Tories are buying into Labour’s spin about Zac Goldsmith having fought a ‘dog whistle’…

Sadiq Khan wins the London mayoral race

6 May 2016 18:13

Sadiq Khan is the new Mayor of London. After what seemed like an eternal wait, withs second preferences counted, he…

The Spectator podcast: Erdogan’s Europe

6 May 2016 16:54

To subscribe to The Spectator’s weekly podcast, for free, visit the iTunes store or click here for our RSS feed.…

Election results: what you need to know

6 May 2016 13:00

Summary: Sadiq Khan becomes Mayor of London. SNP fail to win a majority. Scottish Tories become second largest party in Scottish…

Asian Awards founder hits out at Zac Goldsmith over car-crash Bollywood interview: ‘it felt like a slap in the face’

5 May 2016 12:13

Oh dear. This week an awkward interview of Zac Goldsmith attending the Asian Awards has been doing the rounds on social media.…

Forget Zac — the Women’s Equality Party are the real fearmongers

5 May 2016 10:36

Imagine using the politics of fear to try to get elected in a city as buzzing and optimistic as London.…

May 2016 elections: The Spectator guide

4 May 2016 18:38

Britain goes to the polls this week, as electoral contests take place in London, Scotland, Wales and across England. They’re…

Zac Goldsmith’s London campaign has been a toe-curling embarrassment

4 May 2016 15:29

Zac Goldsmith spent almost every day out on the stump during his London mayoral campaign dressed in the formal dark…

Zac Goldsmith’s greatest hits

4 May 2016 13:34

Tomorrow is D-day for the London mayoral hopefuls. After months of mud-slinging between Zac Goldsmith and Sadiq Khan’s teams over the Labour…

Why won’t Labour go for Zac Goldsmith’s non-dom jugular?

3 May 2016 9:51

Trailing in the polls with three days to go until the London mayoral elections, Zac Goldsmith continues to attack his…