MPs meet Transport Secretary to share concerns on Heathrow Expansion

A cross-party group of MPs met with the Secretary of State for Transport to express their concerns about the proposed expansion of Heathrow. Zac Goldsmith, Ruth Cadbury and Sir Vince Cable and met with the Rt. Hon. Chris Grayling MP to highlight the significant gaps in information still contained in Heathrow’s expansion proposals. The MPs […] read more

On March 21st, 2018, posted in: Heathrow Expansion, 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

Assembly at Alexandra School, Kingston

On Monday, Zac Goldsmith took part in an assembly at Alexandra School in Kingston with local Councillor Andrea Craig. The assembly focused on British values, democracy and the rule of law, and both Zac and Andrea talked to the children about why they became involved in politics, and what their priorities are. Zac said “ […] read more

On March 6th, 2018, posted in: Constituency, Schools by

German School Opens a New Sports Hall

Zac Goldsmith MP was invited to attend the official opening of a new sports centre at The German School in Ham.  The event was organised by the German Embassy. The new main hall serves over 1000 pupils and alongside it is smaller hall with a sprung floor and mirrored wall to allow both general sports and dance. The two […] read more

On March 3rd, 2018, posted in: Constituency, Press Release by

Heathrow Public Meeting with Zac Goldsmith and Justine Greening MP

    Zac Goldsmith MP co-hosted a public meeting with Justine Greening MP to discuss Heathrow Expansion and to update residents about the campaign against it. Despite the difficult weather conditions, the hall was packed with residents. The discussion covered the safety risk of 260k more planes per year, the misleading information regarding the economic benefits […] read more

On March 2nd, 2018, posted in: Heathrow Expansion, Press Release by

Zac visits Kingston Hospital to see the improved Emergency Wing

Zac Goldsmith MP visited Kingston Hospital last week to meet Ann Radmore, the Chief executive, and see their greatly improved and expanded emergency wing. The transformation includes a new urgent treatment centre, an expanded Major Emergency Area and new improved Resuscitation Areas. Zac met with staff members and was hugely impressed to hear how well […] read more

On March 2nd, 2018, posted in: Constituency, Press Release by

Parliament debate a ban on live animal exports from the UK

  Parliament debated a ban on live animal exports from the UK following pressure from an online petition calling for the Government to ‘End the export of live farm animals after Brexit’. Read the whole debate here: Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation MP Patrons Sir Roger Gale, Sir David Amess, Theresa Villiers and Zac Goldsmith all […] read more

On February 28th, 2018, posted in: Food, Farming & Animal Welfare, Press Release by

Zac meets Facebook and youth charities, to learn about how to tackle cyber bullying

Zac Goldsmith MP attended a reception in Parliament with Facebook and youth charities, Childnet International and The Diana Award. The reception celebrated the roll-out of a major programme to offer every UK secondary school dedicated digital safety ambassadors. The ambassadors are young people trained to provide peer-to-peer support and online safety initiatives in secondary schools. Zac met Digital Leaders from Childnet International and […] read more

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

Charities and Sports Minister, Tracey Crouch MP visits Richmond Park and North Kingston

Tracey Crouch MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society visited Richmond Park constituency on Monday 26th February.   She visited Greycourt School and was introduced to the schools sports scholars by Maddie Thomas, Development Manager and Amy Jackson, Deputy Head at Greycourt School.   Zac Goldsmith MP said “Richmond has the lowest rate […] read more

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

Zac meets with NatWest and The Post Office to discuss bank closures

Zac Goldsmith convened a meeting with key stakeholders in the community to discuss additional provisions at the Post Office following the planned closures of NatWest in both Barnes and East Sheen later this year.  Representatives of the Post Office, NatWest, the Barnes Community Association and Richmond Council attended. Zac was given assurances that the Post […] read more

On February 26th, 2018, posted in: Constituency, Press Release by

Heathrow Airport slammed for dividend pay-out 

Heathrow shareholders will receive a windfall of over £500 million in dividend payments, despite the airport’s calls for more public money to fund improved road and rail connections as part of its plans for a third runway. Transport for London, which has been excluded from the Department for Transport’s working group on surface access to […] read more

On February 23rd, 2018, posted in: Heathrow Expansion, Press Release 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

Female Yemeni artist and campaigner to raise the country’s flag at the South Pole

Yemeni Londoner Tasleem Mulhall is set to become the first Yemeni woman to reach the South Pole when she embarks on an expedition to Antarctica in November. The 47-year-old mother of four will traverse 500 miles of ice and snow on foot in a journey that will take nearly two months and involve skiing for […] read more

On February 22nd, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

Zac presses Boris to put Marine Conservation at the top of the agenda

Zac Goldsmith pressing the Foreign Secretary to put marine conservation at the top of the agenda at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London in April. Clip via this LINK   read more

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

Fern Hill Students visit Parliament

Fernhill Students from Year 6 visited Parliament throughout the week of the 19th February. They were taken around Parliament by guides and ended with a short film about the Suffragettes, followed by a discussion with Zac Goldsmith MP at the new Education Centre. Commenting, Zac said; “the children were clearly excited by the tour, and impressed […] read more

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

Zac Goldsmith met with Andy Mellors Director of SWR

Zac Goldsmith called a meeting with Andy Mellors, the Director of SWR on Tuesday 20th February to discuss the ongoing reliability issues with the service.  Mr Mellors detailed the measures being put in place to improve the service and provided the following update from SWR on their upcoming works.   Our performance   Our performance since the […] read more

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

Guide to answering the Heathrow Consultation

Please click on this LINK for a briefing on the Heathrow consultation, produced by the No3rdrunway Coalition Group. It highlights why Heathrow have chosen to consult and how it fits into the wider timetable, points that are absent and questions you may want to ask Heathrow. read more

On February 14th, 2018, posted in: Heathrow Expansion by

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

Zac Goldsmith discuss FGM on Women’s Hour

On Monday 5th February Zac took part in a discussion on Women’s Hour with Labour’s Jess Phillips MP ahead of the UN’s international day of zero tolerance for FGM. read more

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