Zac Goldsmith quits as MP over 'doomed' Heathrow expansion decision
Richmond Park MP’s resignation on day of government go-ahead for third runway forces difficult byelection for Theresa May
Zac Goldsmith has resigned as Conservative MP for Richmond Park over the government’s “doomed” decision to back a third runway at Heathrow airport.
The former London mayoral candidate confirmed he would stand as an independent candidate to contest what would be regarded as a referendum on Heathrow expansion, saying the issue was a “running sore” in the south-west London seat.
Source: Guardian Transport