The British political class was in shiver as Liberal Democrat’s nouveau politician Sarah Olney defeats ex-Tory Zac Goldsmith
The Liberal Democrats have caused a major upset in the Richmond Park by-election, overturning a 23,015 majority to oust ex-Tory MP Zac Goldsmith, BBC reported.
Richmond Park result:
LIB DEM: 49.7% (+30.4)
ZAC: 45.2% (-13.1)
LAB: 3.7% (-8.7)
She polled 20,510 votes to Mr Goldsmith’s 18,638.
The remaining six candidates, including Labour’s Christian Wolmar, all lost their £500 deposits as they did not receive a big enough share of the vote. The Conservative Party, UK Independence Party and Green Party did not field candidates.