Jemima Khan's brother Zac Goldsmith defeated in London 

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LONDON : Prime Minister Theresa May’s government suffered a rebuke over its plans to pull Britain out of the EU on Friday after voters in the London suburb of Richmond ousted a eurosceptic lawmaker in favour of a pro-European candidate.

In a stunning upset, Liberal Democrat candidate Sarah Olney overturned a large majority to defeat Zac Goldsmith , who had held the seat for May’s Conservative party since 2010, in a battle that became a mini-referendum on Brexit.

“Our message is clear: we do not want a hard Brexit,” Olney said as she became her party’s ninth MP with 49.68 per cent of the vote, compared to 45.15 per cent for Goldsmith.

 

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