Sir James Michael Goldsmith (February 26, 1933 - July 18, 1997) was a British billionaire businessman and founder of the Eurosceptic Referendum Party. Goldsmith was the son of luxury hotel owner, Major Frank Goldsmith.
Goldsmith founded the Referendum Party, which stood candidates in the 1997 general election. In the 1997 election, Goldsmith stood as a candidate in the London parliamentary constituency of Putney, against Tory cabinet minister David Mellor. Goldsmith stood no chance of victory, but the declaration made for one of the most memorable moments of the entire election - Mellor lost his seat to the Labour candidate and was subsequently taunted by Goldsmith and other candidates.
Mellor correctly predicted that the Referendum Party was “dead in the water”, and it effectively died with Goldsmith who passed on shortly afterwards.
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