Zac Goldsmith Hosts Screening of Anti-FGM Documentary Jaha’s Promise

Zac Goldsmith MP held a screening of Jaha’s Promise on the 8th of February at Kingston Academy to mark International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. The film, which premiered at the Copenhagen Film Festival in May, explores Jaha Dukureh’s life in the Gambia and the USA and her pioneering efforts to end the practice of FGM.  The feature documentary […] read more

On February 14th, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

Zac Goldsmith hosts Meeting to discuss Sheen Lane Crossing

Zac Goldsmith MP hosted another in a series of meetings to discuss safety at Sheen Lane crossing.  Attendees included TFL, Network Rail, Richmond Council, the Developer of the Mortlake Brewery, Thompson House and Mortlake Brewery Community Group as well as Cllr Peter Buckwell Cabinet Member for Transport at Richmond Council, Cllr Paul Avon and Tony Arbour […] read more

On February 7th, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

Heathrow APPG

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Heathrow Expansion – chaired by Richmond Park and North Kingston MP Zac Goldsmith – sees Members of Parliament and of the House of Lords coming together to scrutinise the case for a third runway at Heathrow. The APPG’s most recent meeting was a panel session involving local council […] read more

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

KEEP BRITAIN TIDY-Let’s get out together and clean up our country

This March Zac Goldsmith MP is joining thousands of other #LitterHeroes to clean up this country. Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy’s annual national clean up – the Great British Spring Clean (2-4 March) is back – helping us all do our bit to reduce the litter blighting our country. Last year the campaign saw more […] read more

On January 31st, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

End of Live Animal Exports for Slaughter could be a step closer

Zac Goldsmith took part in a reception on Monday 29 January at the House of Commons calling for an end to live animal exports for slaughter. Over 50 MPs attended the event organised by the Stop Live Exports Petition Team, the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation and Compassion in World Farming. It included the RSPCA, Kent […] read more

On January 30th, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

Zac Goldsmith: It’s deplorable that Hezbollah isn’t fully proscribed in the UK

Last week, cross-party MPs came together to urge the Government to proscribe the Hezbollah terror group in an impassioned debate in the House of Commons. Currently, the UK only proscribes Hezbollah’s ‘military wing’, separating this from its so-called ‘political wing’. The organisation’s flag, which features an assault rifle, can be flown freely on the streets […] read more

On January 29th, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

FGM APPG

As co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Zac Goldsmith is leading efforts in Parliament to get the Government to do more to stop this terrible practice at home and abroad. The group’s most recent session saw FGM survivors and experts working in the police force, education, the NHS and […] read more

On January 29th, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

Zac opens new extension at East Sheen Primary

East Sheen Primary School celebrated the completion of building works in a special assembly on the 28th January 2018 .  Zac Goldsmith addressed an assembly of the whole school and was joined by children to cut the ribbon and declare the new facilities open. The outstanding primary school has expanded to accommodate three forms of entry after […] read more

On January 28th, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

Zac Judges Canbury Bake Off for Macmillan Cancer Research

Zac Goldsmith was invited to be a judge at the highly successful Canbury Bake Off at the Canbury Arms, alongside fellow judges Angelica Bell (Broadcaster and Winner of Celebrity Master Chef), Andrew Clarke (Broadcaster and Producer of Saturday Kitchen) and the Mayor of Kingston, Julie Pickering. The event raised £800 for Macmillan UK, which provides […] read more

On January 27th, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

Zac Goldsmith signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

This week Zac Goldsmith MP signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today. Saturday 27th January will mark the anniversary […] read more

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

On the Hook

A coalition of food producers, environmental charities and Members of Parliament, including Richmond Park and North Kingston MP Zac Goldsmith, have taken the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to task over its inadvertent support for unsustainable fishing practices. The MSC is well known to many consumers as being responsible for the “blue tick” that appears on […] read more

On January 21st, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

Thames Landscape Partnership Reception

Zac Goldsmith hosted the third Westminster Reception of The Thames Landscape Strategy in Parliament on January 17. He was joined by its founding Patron Sir David Attenborough. The purpose of the event was to bring together senior representatives from across the Thames Landscape Strategy partnership as the organisation moves forward to a new stage. The […] read more

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

Safety Meeting with TFL at East Sheen Primary

Zac Goldsmith took part in a follow-up meeting at East Sheen Primary school to discuss measures to improve safety outside the school. Head Mistress Liz Page, Cllr Peter Buckwell, Caroline Pigeon and and officers from TFL agreed that TfL would take steps to improve signage outside the school and to upgrade the crossing. TFL also provided […] read more

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

Schools Funding and Special Educational Needs

On the 15th January 2018 Zac met with Cllr Susan Chappell Head of Children’s services at Richmond Council, Charis Penfold from Achieving for Children, Alex Hardy from RUIL’s and Penny Hoffmann-Becking from the SEND Family Voices to discuss funding for Special Education Needs locally. In Parliament, Zac has called on Ministers to provide more funding […] read more

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

Zac submits Petition to Nat West

Zac Goldsmith arranged to meet NatWest and the Barnes Community Association in Parliament on the 12th Jauary 2018 to hand them a petition demanding that they retain both the East Sheen Branch and Barnes Branch of NatWest. NatWest had earlier announced their plans to shut both branches in June of this year. Despite the plea from […] read more

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

Zac welcomes Prime Minster to Barnes Wetland Centre

Zac welcomed the Prime Minister Theresa May to Barnes Wetlands Centre on the 11th January 2018 where the Prime Minister launched the Government’s 25 year Environment Plan. It was the first speech delivered by a British Prime Minister solely on the environment for a quarter of a century. Launching the 25 Year Environment Plan, the PM set out the […] read more

On January 11th, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

Zac visits Poppy Factory

Zac Goldsmith visited the Richmond-based Poppy Factory, the country’s leading employment charity for veterans with disabilities, on Thursday 21stDecember. The charity has been running since 1922 and increasingly supports veterans with mental and physical health conditions getting back into work across the UK. Zac was able to hear about the progress of the charity’s Getting […] read more

On December 20th, 2017, posted in: Press Release by

Zac Goldsmith calls for a comprehensive Animal Welfare Bill on BBC’s, ‘Week in Westminster

Please click on this LINK to hear Zac calling for a comprehensive Animal Welfare Bill. read more

On December 10th, 2017, posted in: Press Release by

Zac Goldsmith supports launch of new Centre for Social Justice report on childhood obesity.

Zac Goldsmith was invited to speak at the official launch of a Centre for Social Justice report on preventing childhood obesity. In his speech, he highlighted the extraordinary work of local charity School Food Matters, which has fundamentally transformed the food fed to primary school children in Richmond and Kingston Boroughs. Highlights of the CSJ report: […] read more

On December 8th, 2017, posted in: Press Release by

Please sign our Petition to keep NatWest in East Sheen

We urge Nat West to reverse its decision to close its Barnes branch, and for the cashpoint to be retained at the site. Sign the Petition HERE read more

On December 6th, 2017, posted in: Press Release by