Zac hosts Gorilla Organisation Reception

On the evening of Monday 18 June, enthusiastic supporters of gorillas came together for a special Westminster reception hosted by Zac Goldsmith MP and the Gorilla Organization. Dedicated environmentalist Zac introduced the event by referencing his own personal, longstanding love of gorillas, while the Gorilla Organization announced the results of the latest gorilla census. The […] read more

On June 20th, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

Ivory Bill

Every year, 20,000 elephants are killed for their tusks—the equivalent of one elephant being killed every 25 minutes. The ivory trade has been the major contributor to a shocking 90 per cent fall in the elephant population over the last century. It has also provided funding for some of the world’s worst terrorist organisations, like Al-Shabab, which receives […] read more

On June 19th, 2018, posted in: Food, Farming & Animal Welfare by

American Students, Richmond University 

Zac Goldsmith MP invited a group of American politics students from Western New England University, currently studying at Richmond University, to see him in Parliament for a tour and a Q+A session. The students are part of a British Media and Politics Class at Richmond University, based on Queen’s Road in Richmond. The students were […] read more

On June 19th, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

Has Your School Visited Parliament?

Zac Goldsmith MP has written to every school in his constituency to encourage them to organise trips to Parliament for their students. After being given a tour by Parliamentary guides, Zac meets them for a Q&A session covering national and local politics. Zac says: “all our local school children should have an opportunity to see Parliament first hand.  I have hosted thousands of pupils in Parliament over the years, […] read more

On June 19th, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

Campaigners join Joanna Lumley and Compassion in World Farming in demonstration to #StopLiveTransport

On 14 June, supporters of leading farm animal welfare charity, Compassion in World Farming took action to #StopLiveTransport. Over 150 demonstrations in 35 countries took place to raise awareness of the long distance live transport of farm animals. Events were held across the world to demonstrate global opposition to this horrific trade, including a flagship […] read more

On June 19th, 2018, posted in: Food, Farming & Animal Welfare by

The Mall School

Year 8 students from The Mall School visited Parliament for a tour of the buildings followed by a Q+A with their MP, Zac Goldsmith.  The visit was part of a wider programme for Year 8 boys leaving the School. Zac Goldsmith MP said: “we had a very wide range of very high quality questions on […] read more

On June 18th, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

Richmond Park Academy Student Alliance visit Parliament

Students from the Richmond Park Academy visited Parliament to meet Richmond Park and North Kingston MP Zac Goldsmith and be given a tour of the building followed by a Q+A with the MP. They were accompanied by Head Master Paul Mundy- Castle. Zac Goldsmith MP said: “I was hugely impressed by the quality of the […] read more

On June 18th, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

Zac Hosts anti-hate Glittering Prizes Screening

Zac Goldsmith hosted a special showing of Frederic Raphael’s award-winning series Glittering Prizes in Parliament on the 12 June. His co-hosts were Blue Sky Network and Matthew Offord MP, and the featured episode was based on the antisemitism faced by Raphael as a student at Cambridge University. The screening was followed by a Q+A with Director Waris Hussain, Daniel Mendoza, the Chairman of the Anne Frank […] read more

On June 13th, 2018, posted in: Constituency by

Zac meets with local NHS Leaders

Zac Goldsmith MP met with local NHS Leaders to talk about local services and in particular mental health services in Richmond and across South West London. The NHS across South West London will invest an extra £4.5m this coming year in mental health services, and talked about their forthcoming prevention and promotion work on mental […] read more

On June 12th, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

Zac secures Government support for Green Brexit Law

Plans for a Green Brexit took a huge step forward this week as the Government accepted an amendment drawn up by Richmond Park and North Kingston MP Zac Goldsmith together with Oliver Letwin MP. The EU Withdrawal Bill will replicate existing EU law in British law after the UK leaves the EU, but there have […] read more

On June 12th, 2018, posted in: Other Campaigns, Press Release by

Zac sends off Barnes Primary Charity Cyclists

Zac Goldsmith MP was at Barnes Primary School to help give a send off to the 30 parents who are cycling 200 miles from the school to Paris. Headteacher Mark Hartley is among the riders. The event has already raised considerable funds both for the School and for Richmond charity Me Too & Co,  which provides activities and therapies for children with disabilities and additional needs.  Zac Goldsmith said: “It was wonderful to be there to […] read more

On June 11th, 2018, posted in: Constituency by

Zac Goldsmith Ivory Bill Speech

Zac Goldsmith Ivory Bill Speech  read more

On June 6th, 2018, posted in: Food, Farming & Animal Welfare by

Zac Goldsmith Heathrow Statement Speech

Zac Goldsmith Heathrow Statement Speech read more

On June 6th, 2018, posted in: Heathrow Expansion, Press Release by

Zac hosts the Whale Company in Parliament

Zac Goldsmith MP hosted Carolyn Newton and Carlos De Sousa, founders of The Whale Company, on June 6 in Parliament, where they met with MPs and described their plans to paddle the length of the River Thames ‘from source to sea’ on a home made raft constructed from plastic water bottles. From World Oceans Day […] read more

On June 5th, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

Fur Ban Debate

Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston, spoke out in Parliament to support a petition calling for a ban on the import into Britain of fur. Zac described the trade as “one of the grimmest of human activities.” The petition that triggered parliamentary debate received almost 110,000 signatures and highlighted that many of […] read more

On June 4th, 2018, posted in: Food, Farming & Animal Welfare by

Zac condemns persecution of Ahmadiyya Muslims

Zac Goldsmith, Member of Parliament for Richmond Park and North Kingston, used a speech in the House of Commons to call for an end to the persecution of Ahmadiyya Muslims in the UK and across the world. Ahmadiyya Muslims (or Ahmadis) are a minority group in Islam, originally from the Punjab region but today spread […] read more

On June 2nd, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

Heathrow: NPS

The Government produced its National Policy Statement this week, paving the way for a third runway at Heathrow airport. This wasn’t unexpected.  Indeed the decision was made a year and a half ago, and at the time I resigned as an MP and triggered a by-election. I didn’t do so because I felt it was […] read more

On June 1st, 2018, posted in: Heathrow Expansion, Press Release by

Zac leads campaign to end online wildlife trade and protect endangered species

Richmond Park and North Kingston MP Zac Goldsmith hosted and addressed the launch of a groundbreaking new report about the online trade in live wildlife and their parts, which is driving endangered species further towards extinction. Disrupt: Wildlife Cybercrime – Uncovering the scale of online wildlife trade, a new report released by the International Fund […] read more

Zac joins Dick Taylor at ‘Dementia Doesn’t Stop Me’ event

Dick Taylor is a client of the Alzheimer’s Society. Here are the stunning photos he has taken since his diagnosis – exhibited at the ‘Dementia Doesn’t Stop Me’ event of the Alzheimer’s Society in Richmond and Kingston   read more

On May 25th, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

Zac Goldsmith calls for an end to puppy farming

Zac Goldsmith has been campaigning to end the horrors of puppy farming for many years and was pleased to hear on the 21st May 2018 The Government say it could back our Lucy’s Law campaign. Lucy’s Law is demanding a ban on the sale of puppies by pet shops and other third-party commercial dealers, a […] read more

On May 24th, 2018, posted in: Food, Farming & Animal Welfare by