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Zac Goldsmith wins an endorsement... from his ex-brother-in-law

Zac Goldsmith wins an endorsement... from his ex-brother-in-law
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Zac Goldsmith's mayoral campaign hit a bum note this month when his attempts to reach out to the Indian community backfired. The Conservative MP found himself accused of 'racially profiling' voters who have Indian sounding names with patronising leaflets.

Happily he appears to have a different plan in place when it comes to winning over the Pakistani vote. Step forward Imran Khan. The Pakistani politician, and former cricketer, has endorsed Goldsmith's mayoral bid. Khan says Goldsmith has the 'leadership capabilities to make a great mayor':

https://twitter.com/ImranKhanPTI/status/712618962262089728

https://twitter.com/ImranKhanPTI/status/712620102718529536

So, what exactly is it about Zac's campaign that has attracted the attention of a prominent Pakistani politician? Mr S suspects the answer may lie with Goldsmith's sister. Imran Khan is Jemima's ex-husband -- and Zac's former brother-in-law.

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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