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Zac Goldsmith's Channel 4 complaint rejected by Ofcom

The Conservative MP argues Ofcom did not understand his complaint.

Zac Goldsmith, Conservative MP for Richmond, has had his complaint against Channel 4 rejected by the media regulator Ofcom.

Goldsmith and Channel 4 News presenter John Snow clashed heatedly last year over allegations that Goldsmith had spent more on his election campaign than was legal.

Goldsmith later filed a complaint about the interview - which largely addressed the way his offer to do an interview had been reported - and about the accusations, both of which have been rejected.

Channel 4 News have welcomed the decision, and the Electoral Commission have stated they will be making no further investigations into Goldsmith's expenditure, but said there were still discrepencies which were not consistent with their rules on good practice.

Liam McLaughlin is a freelance journalist who has also written for Prospect and the Huffington Post. He tweets irregularly @LiamMc108.