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Richmond Park: it was anti-Brexit wot won it

Christian Wolmar, the Labour candidate in the by-election, reflects on what brought down Zac Goldsmith, revived Lib Dem fortunes and lost him his deposit

By Christian Wolmar  

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My campaign did not get off to the best of starts. An eagle-eyed reporter—well, a Google-literate one—on the Telegraph spotted that I had written an article for The Oldie magazine on how toilet roll was an outdated and unhygienic practice when Japanese-style spray toilets were far superior.

So my first headline after being selected as Labour candidate for Richmond Park concerned…

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