Richmond Park

An Elite Response To Richmond

David Taylor | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Politics
David Taylor

Huge swathes of the Tory party would take joy in calling you that, and they certainly celebrated the Brexit result as a victory over people like you. Post-Cameron you can be assured that this isn't going to change any time soon. The Richmond Park by-election showed why this could be a problem for my party, and I'm kind of glad it did.

Brexit: Unheard 48% Speak (Loudly, At Last) In Lib Dem Triumph

Nicola Horlick | Posted 04.12.2016 | UK Politics
Nicola Horlick

The Richmond Park result will go down in history as one of the most dramatic for the Liberal Democrats. To overturn a 23,000 Tory majority and replace...

The Richmond Park Result Signals The Amber Light Turning Green On Heathrow's Expansion

John Stewart | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Politics
John Stewart

Although the new Lib Dem MP Sarah Olney is also against a third runway, I believe the defeat of Zac Goldsmith will send a strong signal to both the Government and Heathrow Airport that the public opposition to it is much less solid than they had expected.

Richmond Park: The Turning Of The Tide?

Robin Lustig | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Has the tide turned? Is Sarah Olney the harbinger of a bright new dawn, a better future? Not so fast, my friend, not so fast... The Lib Dems' grande dame Shirley Williams claimed on the eve of the Richmond Park poll that a Lib Dem win would 'change the political weather', just as her victory in Crosby did 35 years ago. I'd love to think she was right. But at least the result should strengthen the resolve of those who want to slow the rush to a Brexit disaster. The battle has only just begun.

Richmond Park - Brexit's Bellweather Election

Samuel Cunningham | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Politics
Samuel Cunningham

Before Zac took the seat, let's not forget that Susan Kramer and Jenny Tonge held the seat for the Lib Dems: there are thousands of Lib Dem voters in Richmond - the challenge will be getting the vote out today. So, don't be too surprised at either the prospect of a Lib Dem victory or its impact: reframing the narrative around Brexit.

What The Richmond Park By-Election Will Tell Us About Brexit - And 'Personal' Votes

Paul Waugh | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Waugh

After a year of trashing his own brand in a divisive Mayoral bid, he knows he's facing a Zexit from Parliament. Let's see if he hangs on - and if the 'personal vote' matters more in by-elections than it seems to in general elections.

Bob Geldof Says Brexiters 'Must Be On Crystal Meth' In Latest Political Intervention

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK

Bob Geldof has said Brexiters “must be on crystal meth”, in his latest strident political intervention, this time in the Richmond Park by-election...

Richmond Park By-Election Odds And Everything You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Lib Dem Sarah Olney Wins Richmond Park In Shock By-Election Victory Over Zac Goldsmith Voters are casting their ballots today in the Richmond ...

The Richmond Park By-Election Is A Self-Indulgent Sideshow

Rob Gray | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Politics
Rob Gray

Last week, Zac Goldsmith organised a rally on Richmond Greet to protest against Heathrow expansion, the subject that brought him to resign in the first place. Even the presence of the Liberal Democrat contingent could not swell the numbers beyond a few hundred. The candidates must hope that more people vote on Thursday.

Calling For 'Progressive Alliances' Is Brave - But It Should Never Be Necessary

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

Last week, three Labour MPs did something that takes courage. In calling for Labour to stand aside in Richmond Park, they were pushing for a more coll...

Forget Standing Down In Richmond - Parties Shouldn't Have To Make That Choice

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 30.10.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

It's time we put paid to the awkward and unnecessary debates about 'spoiler' candidates. The way to do that is to have a voting system where it's always OK for voters to vote for their party. That, surely, is not such a radical idea.

Labour WILL Stand In Richmond Park By-Election

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Politics

Labour is set to stand a candidate in the Richmond Park by-election despite pleas from senior Jeremy Corbyn supporters for a “progressive alliance...

Zac Goldsmith Clears Major Hurdle In Race To Become London Mayor

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Politics

Tory MP Zac Goldsmith on Tuesday cleared a major hurdle in the race to succeed Boris Johnson as Mayor of London. The representative for Richmond P...

Britain Blanketed In Frost Is Absolutely Breath-Taking

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK

London was covered in a blanket of frost on Sunday morning, as it was revealed temperatures could plummet to an all-winter low in parts of Britain ton...

'Fenton' YouTube Hit Remade In HD

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Tech

Everybody's favourite YouTube video of a man chasing a dog chasing a dear has been remade in HD. The famous 'Fenton' clip took the world by storm l...

We Want Equal Opportunities for Professional Dog Walkers!

Annabel Burn | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

You'd think the biggest hurdle facing professional dog walker are untrained dogs, stinky traffic, poop on your shoes and the occasional grumpy citizen who has an aversion to mutts. Yet recently, I discovered my local friendly borough council to be less than helpful

PICTURES: Olympic Rings At Richmond Park

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Sport

The iconic Olympic Rings are on display at Richmond Park with just 18 days to go until the London 2012 Games officially commence. The five ring...

Web's Funniest: Benton (Or Is It Fenton?) Vs Jurassic Park

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Comedy

There was a time - about 24 hours ago - that we thought that the only thing funnier than the original 'Benton!' video (current YouTube views: 698,725)...

The 'Benton!' Video Gets Spoofed - Brilliantly

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Comedy

Ah, Britain! Land of animal-lovers. By which we mean: dogs and cats and stuff. Deer? Not so much. Because, in poor taste or not, the funniest YouTu...

Sex-Starved Stags And Their Harem Of Hinds: Rutting Season Warning

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 27.12.2011 | UK

Testosterone-fuelled beasts are roaming Britain's parks this autumn as stags stake out their territory for rutting season. Female deers, or hinds, wil...