Zac Goldsmith Will Be The Tories' Candidate In Richmond Park, Risking Three Political Defeats In 13 Months
And Esther McVey, the former employment minister, will stand in George Osborne's former seat in Tatton.
It didn't help him win over the voters of Richmond Park.
"This is what has happened to our politics," MP Anna Soubry had written.
In a year when the right has won basically every election, let's pause to remember the right-winger who managed to lose two.
The Lib Dems overturned an enormous Conservative majority to beat the former mayoral candidate in a by-election defined by Brexit.
Sarah Olney also said May's initial vision as prime minister was "something that many Liberal Democrats will be able to get behind".
Dan Watkins tells BuzzFeed News his campaign in south London has always been "entirely positive". He's also been picking up some tips from his former rival Sadiq Khan.
"My name is Sadiq and I’m the mayor of London," he told supporters gathered at Southwark Cathedral for the multi-faith ceremony.
Suliman Gani told BuzzFeed News that he was already in conversation with lawyers, while a spokesperson for Michael Fallon said he was "happy to set the record straight".
The Tory MP failed miserably to beat Labour's Sadiq Khan after relentlessly questioning his links to extremists. BuzzFeed News examines how it all went so wrong.
"We're going to have to do quite a lot of work to re-establish trust with a lot of communities in London," said Roger Evans.
“I don’t think it was dog-whistle, because you can’t hear a dog whistle. Everyone could hear this."
The Tooting MP was heading for a comfortable victory over Conservative Zac Goldsmith, whose campaign has been widely criticised for "dog whistle" racism.
A campaign email said there was a need to boost turnout on polling day.
He's just a guy in funny shoes, standing in front of voters, asking London to love him.
As voters in the capital prepare to choose their next mayor on Thursday, BuzzFeed News looks at how housing became Londoners' No. 1 worry and what the main mayoral candidates propose to do about it.
Labour's London mayoral candidate told BuzzFeed News his Tory rival should accept "full responsibility" for his campaign.
In a statement, Kingston mosque said his strategy risked dividing Londoners and was using the Muslim community as a political pawn.
Sayeeda Warsi said: "This is not the Zac Goldsmith I know."
When asked whether he could name a single film or actor, the Conservative party's London mayoral candidate said: "I can't think of a favourite."
A spokesperson for Zac Goldsmith insisted he would treat hate crime "as a top priority" if elected mayor of London.
The Tory mayoral candidate was caught out in a BBC interview.
In an interview with BuzzFeed News, the Tory London mayoral hopeful launched his strongest attack yet on his Labour rival.
The Tory mayoral candidate has been telling British Asian voters that his Labour rival wants to tax their family jewellery, prompting accusations of a smear campaign.
The Conservative candidate for London mayor has published his tax return – and he's had income of £6 million since 2010, dwarfing his MP salary of £67,000.
He will face Labour's Sadiq Khan in the battle for the capital next May.
The Conservative frontrunner for London mayor believes that a "spike" in knife crime in London may have been caused by a reduction in stop and search.
Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith and Labour MP Gareth Thomas – both prospective mayoral candidates – are urging the chancellor to protect investment for Transport for London.