02/10/2015 09:14 BST | Updated 02/10/2015 10:59 BST

Zac Goldsmith: 5 Facts You Need To Know About Tory London Mayor Candidate

Tory MP Zac Goldsmith has today been elected the Conservative candidate to succeed Boris Johnson as Mayor of London.

But the Richmond MP is not your typical, run-of-the mill suit, he has a rich life experience and plenty of quirks that will have helped him stand out from rivals vying for the nomination bid.

With 70% of the some 9,227 votes cast, Goldsmith will be a tough competitor to beat when he faces Labour's Sadiq Kahn at the ballot box next May.

We take a look at five of the most interesting things about him.

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