ANNOUNCEMENT: ZAC GOLDSMITH MAYORAL CONSULTATION BALLOT RESULTS
Not for Release before noon on 23rd June 2015
Statement from Father Martin Hislop, Chairman of Richmond Park Conservatives and Returning Officer for Zac Goldsmith Mayoral Consultation Ballot.
As the Chairman of the Richmond Park & North Kingston Conservative Association and Returning Officer for Zac Goldsmith’s London Mayoral Ballot initiative, I am pleased to announce the following results:
Ballots sent: 77,071
Ballots received by the deadline: 19,890
The question posed was: "Do you give your consent to Zac Goldsmith to stand for election to be Mayor of London?"
YES: 15,802 (79%)
NO: 3,569 (18%)
Don’t Know: 503 (2%)
Spoiled Ballots: 16 (<1%)
I’d like to thank everybody who took part in this ballot. Nearly 20,000 residents have responded, which is a high turnout by any measure, and a big mandate for our MP to enter the Mayoral race. The Richmond Park and North Kingston Association is also very proud that our Member of Parliament took the unprecedented step of consulting his constituents first, before taking the decision to run for the London Mayoralty.
The email below was sent to all Association Members and Registered Supporters at lunchtime on 9th June 2015.
As a Member of the local Conservative Association I wanted to write to you about my interest in seeking our Party's nomination for the Mayoralty.
You and your neighbours should receive your letters and postal ballots over the next few days. In the meantime, please feel free to get in touch and let me know your thoughts.