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

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

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 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 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

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 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

Conservative Environmental Politics Event in Kew

Zac took part in an open debate about environmental politics on 23 May at St Luke’s Church in Kew. The event was organised by Kew resident Roger Metcalfe and included speeches by Cllr Pam Fleming, Professor Roger Mason and activist Allison Ogden-Newton, the Chief Executive of Keep Britain Tidy. The Q&A session that followed concentrated […] read more

On May 23rd, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

Sustainable Soils

Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston, chaired an event hosted by the Sustainable Soils Alliance in Parliament. The event – entitled The Defra 25 Year Environment Plan and Soils: Grounds for Optimism or Barren Landscape? – focused on whether the Government’s new 25 Year Environmental Plan can realistically achieve the objective of sustainably-managed soils […] read more

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

Agroecology APPG

  Zac hosted co-hosted a screening of the film ‘In Our Hands’, produced by the Land Workers Alliance, with the Agroecology APPG in Parliament this week. The film was eye-opening and and inspiring – required viewing for everyone interested in food and farming policy post-Brexit. To learn more about the film you can visit HERE read more

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

Justice at last

The Parole Board’s decision in January to approve the release of rapist John Worboys was a travesty of justice. In 2009, Worboys was convicted of the drugging, rape and sexual assault of twelve women. Police received over 100 additional complaints about him but these were not pursued, on the grounds that he would be put […] read more

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

Putney High visits Parliament

On Monday 30th April Lower 6th A-Level Politics pupils from Putney High School were welcomed by Zac Goldsmith at the Houses of Parliament for a Q&A session in the Macmillan Select Committee room. Many had never been inside Parliament before. The session covered a wide range of topics including Zac’s by-election, Heathrow expansion and green policies. One of the pupils […] read more

On May 16th, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

Protect our Local Environment Debate with Zac Goldsmith MP

Protect Our Local Environment Debate with Zac Goldsmith Zac Goldsmith MP will host an Environment Event, open to all. (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/protect-our-local-environment-debate-with-zac-goldsmith-mp-tickets-45939484234) The event is aimed at people who live or work in SW London who want to help make our air cleaner and reduce the use of plastic. Everyone who attends will have the chance to […] read more

On May 15th, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

Zac visits Richmond’s May Fair

Zac attended the May Fair on Richmond Green on the 12th May with local Councillor Pamela Fleming.  Zac spoke to many of the 145 stall holders, including the Police stand, The Vineyard Community Centre, the Virginia Woolf Statue and the Richmond Society.   read more

On May 15th, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

Zac and Michael Gove join the “Great Plastic Pick Up” in Richmond Park

Zac Goldsmith was joined by Environment Secretary Michael Gove at a “Great Plastic Pick Up” event in Richmond Park. It was part of a series of events organised by Keep Britain Tidy which saw 12,000 volunteers from across the country clear litter and plastic pollution from streets, beaches, parks and green spaces across the UK. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5724717/Mails-Great-Plastic-Pick-hailed-triumph-effort-12-000.html read more

On May 13th, 2018, posted in: Press Release by