Message from Robin Meltzer:
I would like to thank everyone who voted for me and special thanks to the volunteers and helpers. Earlier this morning, at the Richmond Park count, I congratulated Zac Goldsmith on retaining the seat.
I am also very grateful to Sachin Patel, Andree Frieze and Sam Naz for this spirited campaign. I know they share my belief that it is a real privilege to stand for Parliament, especially for this wonderful constituency in which we live.
It's been a very bad election for the Liberal Democrats across the entire country; there is no point trying to deny that or minimise it. The challenge over the next few years is to work with our local communities to renew and rebuild our party. I look forward to being a part of that process here in Richmond Park and North Kingston.
Thank you again.