The quality of Conservative candidates to run for the biggest job in London are hotting up, as a stellar field is joined by Zac Goldsmith. It is a big job and all the more reason why the North East should be embracing the change and the improvements a Mayoralty and the impact of integrated amalgamated services can have.
As the Spectator reports, when mulling whether to run for Mayor of London, Zac Goldsmith took the unusual step of asking his Richmond Park constituents in a local referendum. Happily for him, 79% of those who responded said yes. Goldsmith said in a statement he was so 'overwhelmed by the mandate' that he'll run, and work 'tirelessly to repay my constituents’ loyalty.'
He has overtaken Labour's Tessa Jowell as the bookies' favourite to succeed Boris Johnson in the upcoming contest.