Old Etonian millionaire Zac Goldsmith, the Tories’ candidate for London Mayor, has this afternoon been forced to issue an apology to more than 50 Croydon residents as a result of his campaign team’s blundering, as reported this morning by Inside Croydon.
Goldsmith’s apology, apparently sent to all those whose email addresses were exposed to other applicants to attend today’s Tory rally for their Mayoral candidate, was curt and to the point.
Goldsmith blames “an administrative error” for the balls-up. Doubtless some unpaid intern on the #BackZacAndCrack campaign team will be given a typically Tory “beasting” as a consequence.
Sent at 3.43pm, Goldsmith wrote:
“I wanted to write to apologise that your email address was accidentally copied in an email, due to an administrative error. I sincerely apologise.
“If you have any further questions, please do reply to this email.
“Best wishes, Zac”.
At least all those who had their emails distributed without their permission now have an email address for Goldsmith himself: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inside Croydon understands that Croydon Tories’ Goldsmith meeting, at Clyde Hall, Addiscombe from 5pm today, is to be subject to a protest by DPAC – the Disabled People Against Cuts.
They are angry that Goldsmith, the MP for Richmond and the patron of a Richmond disability charity, voted along party lines last week for a £30 cut in disability benefits. As did Chris Philp and Gavin Barwell, the Conservative MPs for Croydon South and Croydon Central respectively, who are also expected to be attended this evening’s cosy little gathering.
Zac Goldsmith’s personal wealth is estimated to be £300million, most of it inherited.
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