Zac Goldsmith Heathow resignation is an attempt to restore his reputation, says Guardian journalist

Zac Goldsmith: 'The whole thing in quite a big way is about him trying to restore his reputation', says the Guardian's London commentator

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Zac Goldsmith's resignation is all about restoring his reputation, according to The Guardian's London commentator. 

The government backed plans to build a new third runway at Heathrow yesterday, prompting Goldsmith to resign as a Conservative MP.

Dave Hill told Julia Hartley-Brewer that Goldsmith, who ran unsuccessfully for London mayor earlier this year, wanted to seem a man of principle after that defeat, which was accompanied by severe criticism.

Hill said: "There's a lot riding on this for him in terms of how he's seen by other people."

 Listen to the full interview to find out more