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

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

Campaigners join Joanna Lumley and Compassion in World Farming in demonstration to #StopLiveTransport

On 14 June, supporters of leading farm animal welfare charity, Compassion in World Farming took action to #StopLiveTransport. Over 150 demonstrations in 35 countries took place to raise awareness of the long distance live transport of farm animals. Events were held across the world to demonstrate global opposition to this horrific trade, including a flagship […] read more

On June 19th, 2018, posted in: Food, Farming & Animal Welfare 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 Hosts anti-hate Glittering Prizes Screening

Zac Goldsmith hosted a special showing of Frederic Raphael’s award-winning series Glittering Prizes in Parliament on the 12 June. His co-hosts were Blue Sky Network and Matthew Offord MP, and the featured episode was based on the antisemitism faced by Raphael as a student at Cambridge University. The screening was followed by a Q+A with Director Waris Hussain, Daniel Mendoza, the Chairman of the Anne Frank […] read more

On June 13th, 2018, posted in: Constituency by