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Liberal Democrat Sarah Olney unseats Zac Goldsmith

Sarah Olney is a local accountant who became involved in politics last year.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

The Liberal Democrats have unseated Zac Goldsmith of his former parliamentary constituency after he quit the Conservatives over the government’s decision to expand Heathrow Airport. Sarah Olney’s victory in Richmond, southwest London – overturned the Conservatives’ 23,000 majority from 2015 – illustrating the deep divisions running through a country that voted 52-48 percent to leave the EU. Her victory was seen as a rejection of a “hard Brexit” that would pull the country out of the single market. It also reduces Theresa May’s already slim majority in parliament, which might have to approve her decision to trigger the formal process…

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