Having repeatedly said before the general election that he was not interested in the mayoralty, it is quite right that Zac Goldsmith should seek the views of residents about whether he should stand for selection as the Conservative candidate for London Mayor.

However, he remains coy about whether or not it is his intention to do two jobs if his ambitions are to be realised.

I believe it is important that Richmond Park and North Kingston has a full time Member of Parliament at all times, and so Mr Goldsmith ought to tell local people swiftly what his intentions are about this aspect of his plan.

Liberal Democrat parliamentary campaigner Richmond Park and North Kingston