— Coffee House (@SpecCoffeeHouse) June 9, 2015
Ladbrokes now make a Zac Goldsmith 3/1 to be next London Mayor. Last year he was a 50/1 chance
— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) June 9, 2015
The 3/1 that Zac’ll win looks a good bet
According to Joe Murphy in the Standard Zac’s candidature is dependent on the outcome of a referendum he is holding in his Rixhmond Park constituency.
In a unique exercise, the Tory MP is spending tens of thousands of pounds on a postal ballot to give his Richmond Park constituents the last word on whether he runs or not. He said: â€œI have just been re-elected as MP and itâ€™s important to know whether or not my constituents are happy for me to run for Mayor. They must have the right to say no and it is now up to them to decide without interference.â€ Mr Goldsmith is writing to all 77,000 of the local voters who re-elected him with a 23,015 majority enclosing a postage-paid voting paper with the question: â€œDo you give your consent to Zac Goldsmith to stand for election to be Mayor of London
This clearly is a very serious effort and the process itself of this vote will all add to the media attention on Zac.
Labour won’t complete its candidate selection process until September. The ballot of London members is being held at the same time as the leadership election.