Mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith owns a 20% stake in Fitzdares, a bespoke bookmaker [Image: Philip Toscano/PA].


Goldsmith’s campaign is in a right(-wing) mess, it seems.

Dodgy donations, on top of accusations of racism on the doorstep – with references allegedly being made to Labour candidate Sadiq Khan as “the Muslim” (okay, that’s actually sectarianism, for all the pedants in This Blog’s readership), can only lead one to wonder: What next?

The Conservative mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith has been accused of being too close to the betting industry following two recent donations to his campaign.

The MP for Richmond has accepted a £3,000 donation from the top gambling industry lobbyists, Camberton Associates, who represent major gambling firms including Ladbrokes.

Camberton is run by Mark Davies, a former Betfair executive, who writes a blog on the gambling industry.

Source: Zac Goldsmith criticised over betting industry donations to mayoral campaign | Politics | The Guardian

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