Illegal Wildlife Trade Champion Zac Goldsmith visits Kew Gardens

Richmond Park and North Kingston MP Zac Goldsmith visited the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew to hear about Kew’s work in combatting the illegal trade in plants. Last month, Zac was appointed as the Government’s champion for the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) conference that is being hosted in London in October, and he has spent […] read more

On August 1st, 2018, posted in: Constituency by

Zac Goldsmith MP discusses Crime and Safety with Local Residents

Following his public meeting on crime and safety a fortnight ago, Zac Goldsmith was out and about in Tudor and Kew over the weekend asking residents to take part in a constituency-wide crime survey. Zac asked residents about their experiences of crime in their local area, and will be sharing the results of his survey with local Police and […] read more

On July 31st, 2018, posted in: Constituency, Other Campaigns, Press Release by

Zac Goldsmith works with Council to clear Ham Common

On Thursday, 19th of July, a group of Travellers settled on Ham Common. Up to 25 vehicles and caravans assembled in the middle of the Common. Shortly after they arrived, Zac Goldsmith MP went to meet Councillors and police on the Common to work out how to remove them. He was given assurances by Rob Applegarth, […] read more

On July 24th, 2018, posted in: Constituency, Press Release by

Zac Goldsmith MP discusses rising crime against businesses and concerns of business owners in Barnes

Zac Goldsmith MP discusses rising crime against businesses and concerns of business owners in Barnes On Monday, Councillors, local business owners, police – including Inspector Simon Ross, Sgt Metcalf, and Sgt Les Jackson, met at the Olympic Studios in Barnes to discuss crime levels in the area, and what to do about it. The meeting was […] read more

On July 24th, 2018, posted in: Constituency, Press Release by

Zac Goldsmith MP hosts public meeting with the Police

  Zac Goldsmith convened a public meeting at Duke Street Church in Richmond on Wednesday, 18th of July.  He was joined by Superintendent Rob Applegarth, Richmond upon Thames Borough Lead and South West BCU Neighbourhood Policing Lead; and his colleagues, Sergeant Jan Medcalf and Sergeant Matt Shalders. Superintendent Applegarth led with an update on the re-organisation of […] read more

On July 23rd, 2018, posted in: Constituency, Press Release by

Zac announced hosts Conservative Friends of India in Parliament

Zac announced hosts Conservative Friends of India in Parliament Zac Goldsmith MP, the new Co-Chairman of Conservative Friends of India, hosted members of the group in Parliament. Meeting members alongside Co-Chairman Dr Rami Ranger, Mr Goldsmith spoke about the importance of forging a closer relationship with the sub-continent. Membership of Conservative Friends of India is […] read more

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

Zac Goldsmith MP discusses future of Richmond Park

Zac Goldsmith held a meeting with Mr Simon Richards, Park Manager and Mr Adam Curtis, Assistant Park Manager on Monday, 16th of July at Holly Lodge in Richmond Park.  Zac and the Park Managers discussed the fundraising opportunities which will result from the Royal Parks transition into a charity After discussing the much-needed resurfacing work to the […] read more

On July 17th, 2018, posted in: Cycling, Press Release by

Zac Goldsmith MP presents charity awards to Queen’s School students

Zac Goldsmith MP presents charity awards recognising intergenerational volunteering to Queen’s School students Zac Goldsmith MP, accompanied by some Abbeyfield residents, attended Queen’s Primary School assembly in Kew on Monday 16 July to hand out awards to pupils as part of a partnership to link young children with older people. Each month, since July 2014, a small group of children have […] read more

On July 16th, 2018, posted in: Constituency, Press Release by

The Russell School launches plastic campaign

Zac Goldsmith MP addressed the assembly at the Russell School on 21 June, and heard directly from the pupils about their campaign to reduce plastic waste at the school. Year 3 students at the school had sent almost 1,500 plastic straws to Zac to illustrate the sheer quantity of waste unwittingly generated by schools. The […] read more

On July 13th, 2018, posted in: Plastic Bags, Press Release by

Zac Goldsmith joins NHS 70th Birthday celebrations

ZAC GOLDSMITH JOINS NHS 70 BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS On the 9th of July, Zac Goldsmith MP met with the Chief Executive of Kingston Hospital, Ms Ann Radmore, to discuss the provision of health services in his constituency. Ms Radmore highlighted the Hospital’s recent improvements, particularly in treating cancer patients, for whom waiting times have significantly improved.  After […] read more

On July 11th, 2018, posted in: Constituency, Press Release by

Zac meets with Borough Police Commander

Zac Goldsmith MP met with Sally Benatar – the new Commander of the South West Borough Basic Command Unit which covers Kingston, Richmond, Merton and Wandsworth – to discuss a rise in crime in the area, and the steps being taken by the local police to tackle it. Zac with be hosting a Crime and Safety meeting with the local Police on Wednesday […] read more

On July 10th, 2018, posted in: Constituency by

Crime and Safety Public Meeting, Wednesday 18th July

On July 9th, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

Zac Goldsmith announced as new champion for the London Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference 2018

The Government has today (Tuesday 3 July) announced that Zac Goldsmith MP will play a key role in the preparations for an international conference about the illegal wildlife trade. As Champion for the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference being hosted in London in October, Mr Goldsmith will help bring together global leaders, the private sector and […] read more

On July 3rd, 2018, posted in: Food, Farming & Animal Welfare, Press Release by

90 Richmond Paddle Boarders and volunteers collect 200kg of river litter

On Thursday 21st June, 90 paddle boarders plus litter picking groups of around 40 adults and school children collected an estimated 200 kg of plastic waste and litter from the river and towpath between Kew Bridge and Richmond. It was part of Get On Board, an event being run by Be Richmond, in association with paddle […] read more

On June 26th, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

The Russell School launches plastic campaign

Zac Goldsmith MP addressed the assembly at the Russell School on 21 June, and heard directly from the pupils about their campaign to reduce plastic waste at the school. Year 3 students at the school had sent almost 1,500 plastic straws to Zac to illustrate the sheer quantity of waste unwittingly generated by schools. The students also sent Zac hand-drawn plans for milk […] read more

On June 26th, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

Zac’s Speech on Heathrow

In Monday’s debate on Heathrow, the time was restricted by Government and Zac Goldsmith MP was given just 4 minutes to make the case against – before MPs were asked to vote for a third runway. Here is the transcript of the speech he would have given if he had been given the time to […] read more

On June 26th, 2018, posted in: Heathrow Expansion by

Wrong scheme, wrong place – Heathrow’s third runway should never take off

Justine Greening is MP for Putney, and a former Secretary of State for Transport. Zac Goldsmith is MP for Richmond Park. No-one is ever more certain of a prevailing wisdom than the day before it’s proved wrong. When something’s apparently so obviously true then people stop looking at the detail. And when someone challenges that […] read more

On June 24th, 2018, posted in: Heathrow Expansion by

Hero Awards: Consumer champion responsible for blocking millions of nuisance calls recognised with national award

Managing Director and co-founder of scams and nuisance call-blocking service trueCall, Steve Smith, has today been awarded the prestigious Hero Award from the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI), in recognition of his work in scam-prevention and protection of elderly and vulnerable consumers. Surrey-based Steve Smith designed the innovative system to block unwanted and nuisance calls, after conducting […] read more

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

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