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 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

CAWF congratulate the Government on the UK Ivory Sales ban

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation congratulate the Government on the UK Ivory Sales ban and commitment to protect the elephant population. Patron Sir Roger Gale MP said: “This is a very significant step towards helping to save a magnificent, proud and endangered species. Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation  would like to congratulate  the Secretary of State who […] read more

On April 4th, 2018, posted in: Other Campaigns, Press Release by

Zac backs Green Brexit at Prosperity UK Conference

Environment Secretary Michael Gove was the keynote speaker at Prosperity UK’s Green Brexit Conference held at County Hall. With attendees ranging from campaigning organisations, farmers and politicians from across the political spectrum, including Richmond Park and North Kingston MP Zac Goldsmith, the event sought to explore the opportunities for the environment when the UK leaves […] read more

On March 25th, 2018, posted in: Other Campaigns, Press Release by

Zac introduces Police-led Anti-scam event at Twickenham Stadium

Zac Goldsmith introduces a Police-led anti-Scam Event at Twickenham Stadium On Saturday March 10th Zac Goldsmith opened an anti-scam event hosted by the Richmond Police at Twickenham Stadium. Among the speakers was Met Commissioner Cressida Dick who spoke about the Met’s work tackling scams and online crime. Campaign group “TakeFive”, also provided the audience with advice for avoidingfinancial fraud. FALCON- (Fraud and Linked Crime Online) a unit of over 200 officers […] read more

On March 10th, 2018, posted in: Constituency, Other Campaigns by

Transport for London Consultation on Improving Air Quality.

Air pollution levels in London are a disgrace, and we need urgent action to tackle the problem. It is estimated that toxic air contributes to over 40,000 premature deaths a year.  TfL are bringing forward an Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) for Central London in 2019. This will see all vehicles that do not meet emissions standards incurring […] read more

On February 22nd, 2018, posted in: Constituency, Other Campaigns by

FGM Event – Marking the Day of Zero Tolerance

On Tuesday 6th February the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) to End Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), which is co-chaired by Zac Goldsmith MP and Jess Phillips MP, hosted a joint event with the Coalition for Global Prosperity to mark the Day of Zero Tolerance for the abusive practice.  The evening brought together leading voices from […] read more

On February 6th, 2018, posted in: Other Campaigns, Press Release by

Zac Goldsmith: Greenest Government Ever?

Zac speaks to Lush Radio about whether this is the Greenest Government ever.. Listen HERE read more

On January 29th, 2018, posted in: Other Campaigns by

Michael Gove to publish new Bill which ensures animal cruelty sentences are increased

The Secretary of State for the Environment , Michael Gove, publishes a draft Bill to Strengthen Animal Welfare Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation welcomes the announcement today of the new Bill which ensures sentences for animal cruelty are increased for up to 5 years and that animal sentience is reflected in domestic law. The draft bill sets […] read more

On December 12th, 2017, posted in: Food, Farming & Animal Welfare, Other Campaigns by

We have a chance now to protect the Antarctic – one of the world’s last great wildernesses. Britain can lead the way.

Earlier this month, more than 80 million people in China watched the BBC’s Blue Planet II – enough to slow down the entire country’s internet when it was streamed online. Around the world, people have been enthralled by the David Attenborough series which gives a peerless insight into life under the sea. While viewers have been delighted and dazzled […] read more

On December 10th, 2017, posted in: Marine Protected Areas, Other Campaigns, Plastic Bags by

The Prospect Of A World Without Bees Is Not A Niche Concern – We Must Ban Neonicotinoids

By Zac Goldsmith for the Huffington Post  Members of Parliament receive thousands of letters and emails every week, and for the past few years, a staggering number of them have been about bees. I’ve lost track of the volume of emails I’ve received asking me to do something to stop the decline in our pollinators. And […] read more

New APPG wants UK to accelerate work on ending FGM

Female genital mutilation (FGM) affects over 137,000 women and girls in England and Wales. Significant progress has been made at policy level in recent years. FGM laws have been strengthened. Most government departments have shown a commitment to ending it. The issue has been taken out of the sidelines and became front-page news. However, despite the […] read more

On October 11th, 2017, posted in: Other Campaigns, Press Release by

Zac Goldsmith welcomes record number of people in work

Zac Goldsmith has welcomed the news that the number of people in work across the UK is at a record level, the rate of women in work is at the highest level since comparable records began, and that according to today’s figures there are 696,811 more people back in work in Richmond Park and North […] read more

On September 16th, 2016, posted in: Other Campaigns, Press Release by

Countryside groups join forces to challenge fracking rules

PRESS RELEASE – Issued on behalf of the Angling Trust, the National Trust, RSPB, the Salmon & Trout Association, The Wildlife Trusts and the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Poorly regulated fracking risks harming threatened species and polluting our waterways, according to a report produced by the UK’s leading wildlife and countryside groups. The report, Are We […] read more

On March 13th, 2014, posted in: Other Campaigns, Planning, Press Release by

Zac Goldsmith launches constituency-wide cycling survey

Zac Goldsmith MP has launched a mass survey to hear residents’ views on cycling in Kingston and Richmond Boroughs. See LINK He hosted a packed out public meeting at Tiffin Boys School on 20th February 2014 where he and local Councillors sought ideas from local residents and launched the survey. Zac said: “Cycling is raised time […] read more

On February 21st, 2014, posted in: Constituency, Cycling, Other Campaigns, Petitions, Press Release by

Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK tackles Zac Goldsmith MP over prostate cancer issues at Conservative Party Conference. Prostate Cancer UK tackled Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston over prostate cancer issues at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. Over a table football ‘friendly’ Zac Goldsmith agreed to champion the charity’s fight to improve the […] read more

On October 9th, 2013, posted in: Other Campaigns, Press Release by

Zac Goldsmith on nature: time to make the politicians sit up and listen

In his chapter for Disney’s new Club Penguin ebook on using the internet to help children understand nature, MP Zac Goldsmith aims to inspire the eco-warriors of tomorrow.   I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love nature. Whether it was walking in the park, catching glimpses of young foxes playing, or nursing an […] read more

On May 12th, 2013, posted in: Article, Other Campaigns by

Zac hears about hidden slaves in his constituency

Zac Goldsmith MP attended one of the most dramatic and distressing exhibitions ever promoted in the House of Commons highlighting the hidden nature of Modern Day Slavery. The exhibition built by students from the Central St Martin’s College of Art depicts the four different kinds of slavery hidden away in our society. Curtains, doors, drawers […] read more

On April 25th, 2013, posted in: Other Campaigns, Press Release by

Zac backs the ‘Close the Door’ Campaign

Zac Goldsmith MP has endorsed the “Close the Door” campaign, which encourages high street shops to save energy by keeping their front doors closed. Research conducted by Cambridge University indicates that up to 50 per cent of shops’ energy use is wasted by propping open doors, and yet there is no evidence to suggest that […] read more

On February 13th, 2013, posted in: Other Campaigns, Press Release by

Zac Goldsmith MP Backs ‘Meningitis Matters’

Zac Goldsmith MP is backing Meningitis Research Foundation’s activity ‘Meningitis Matters’ – to raise awareness of meningitis and septicaemia, and to ensure that tackling the diseases remains a top public health priority while the current NHS reforms are implemented. Meningitis is still a serious and life-threatening disease, affecting around 3,400 people in the UK each […] read more

On December 13th, 2012, posted in: Other Campaigns, Press Release by