Zac Goldsmith lost his Commons seat but gained a peerage – the only 5 reactions you need

If you were wondering what happened to the former MPs who lost their seats in 2019, and you probably weren’t, Monday saw the next step in the career of multi-millionaire Zac Goldsmith, former MP for Richmond.

He may have lost his seat in the Commons, but waltzed straight back into power with a peerage awarded by his good friend, Boris Johnson.

To some people, the move didn’t seem to be in the best spirit of democracy, and these five reactions captured that feeling perfectly.

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SNP parliamentary researcher, Matt Hamill, used Goldsmith’s own words to make this scathing point.

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