Statement in response to Zac Goldsmith interview

Channel 4 News has released a statement defending the joint investigation into Zac Goldsmith’s campaign expenses carried out by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

It reads:

“In response to Zac Goldsmith’s comments this evening about the Channel 4 News expenses piece, Channel 4 News said:

“We refute any suggestion that Zac Goldsmith was targeted simply because he is a high-profile figure. The questions we have raised relating to his expenses are entirely legitimate. The issues we found regarding Mr Goldsmith’s campaign expenses are materially different and of a different scale to those found in other returns we looked at.

Channel 4 News stands fully behind its report, which was rigorously researched. The investigation into campaign spending contniues.””