Zac visits Gumtree in Richmond

Zac met up with Morten Heuing, the head of Gumtree UK, at their Richmond HQ.  They discussed online security and opportunities for the company to work more closely with our local police to help them tackle cybercrime and scams targeting the elderly. read more

On October 13th, 2017, posted in: Constituency by

Zac rings the bell to open the first ever Ham Parade Market

Stalls at the first ever Ham Parade Market sold out within hours last Saturday, with queues for fruit and veg winding down the road. Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond Park, officially launched the market, ringing the opening bell. The Ham Parade Market Committee said it was delighted with the success of the food and crafts […] read more

On October 12th, 2017, posted in: Press Release by

Zac helps construct a Hedgehog Highway in Barnes

Zac met with Michael Birkenwald and Robin Glass from Barnes Hedgehogs – a self-funded association created 2 years ago to help and protect our local hedgehogs. Hedgehogs need to have access to gardens. Indeed their survival depends on it. Mike and Robin provide a free service for drilling holes in timber and brick walls to […] read more

On October 12th, 2017, posted in: Press Release by

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 arranges to meet the new Managing Director of SWR

Zac met with Andy Mellors, the new Managing Director of South Western Rail (SWR), along with the leader of Richmond Council, Cllr Paul Hodgins and London Assembly Member Tony Arbour. SWR outlined their plans to improve local services and promised to provide an update to be shared with commuters locally.   read more

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

Zac visits St Agatha’s Primary School

Zac Goldsmith was invited to join Councillor Andrea Craig at St Agatha’s Primary School in North Kingston. He took part in a Q&A with the school Council. The children, aged 6-11 asked questions on a very wide range of issues, and are now planning to visit Parliament for a tour. Commenting, Zac said; “the quality […] read more

On October 9th, 2017, posted in: Constituency by

Brexit, the environment and tackling obesity on the agenda at Conservative Party Conference 2017 

It was a busy Conservative Party Conference in Manchester for Zac Goldsmith, Member of Parliament for Richmond Park and North Kingston. Away from the speeches in the main conference hall, the fringe events saw hundreds of MPs, campaigners and experts debating a wide variety of key issues, with Zac focusing his time on the environment […] read more

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

Elephants get a lifeline with total ivory ban

Britain has long been considered a global leader in tackling illegal wildlife trade and has led the battle against elephant-poaching — a scourge that claims the life of an animal every 26 minutes and fills the coffers of organised crime and even terrorism. But we are going further, and helping to end the trade altogether by banning […] read more

On October 6th, 2017, posted in: Food, Farming & Animal Welfare by

The environment and animal welfare – An update

Since the election, and the appointment of Michael Gove as Environment Secretary, we have seen some real progress on environmental and animal welfare issues. •We have had a commitment that CCTVs will be legally required in all slaughterhouses to prevent the kinds of abuses we have seen in our newspapers. •We have had a commitment […] read more

On October 5th, 2017, posted in: Food, Farming & Animal Welfare by

Zac has a Paws for Coffee

Zac was invited to be the first customer at Paws for Coffee – a new dog friendly Café in East Sheen. read more

On October 5th, 2017, posted in: Press Release by

We can and must deliver a truly Green Brexit.

On October 3rd, 2017, posted in: Press Release by

Zac Goldsmith MP made Honorary Member of Rotary International

Zac Goldsmith MP for Richmond Park was invited to address members of the Kingston Rotary Club, and was delighted to have been made an honorary member.  Zac had been asked to address the current political climate, and to focus particularly on the environment. Representatives of Rotary International described their hugely significant work funding the eradication […] read more

On September 30th, 2017, posted in: Constituency by

Zac at Macmillan Coffee mornings

Zac attended a series of events marking the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee morning’. He spent time at fund raising coffee mornings at Hickey’s Almshouses, Ham SOS, and Firmston House – all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. This was the 13th such event organised by Hickey’s Almshouses, and the event raised over £1570 for Macmillan Cancer […] read more

On September 28th, 2017, posted in: Press Release by

Zac introduces Barnes Film Festival 2017

Sunday evening’s open-air screening of sci-fi classic E.T. marked the official curtain call for Barnes Film Festival 2017, the second annual youth focused film festival in Southwest London. This year’s festival saw an incredible weekend of films, workshops, competitions, director Q&As and a networking event, which were spread across ten different venues in Barnes. With the added […] read more

On September 28th, 2017, posted in: Press Release by

Zac speaks to Richmond Chamber of Commerce

Zac Goldsmith was invited to address members of Richmond’s Chamber of Commerce at the Richmond Adult Community College on 21 September 2017. Among other issues, he spoke about housing, the state of our local Highstreets and Brexit. #Copyright Vicki Sharp Photography   read more

On September 21st, 2017, posted in: Constituency, Press Release by

Zac attends Palmerston Rd Action Group Meeting

Zac attended a meeting organised by Palmerston Rd Action Group to discuss how to alleviate traffic problems on Palmerston Rd. Local Councillor Brian Marcel was also invited to seak, along with Councillor Peter Buckwell, the Cabinet Member responsible for transport. A report is currently being drawn up by Richmond Council in response to the issues […] read more

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

Zac Goldsmith leads parliamentary fight against FGM

Zac Goldsmith, Member of Parliament for Richmond Park and North Kingston, has been named as chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) along with Labour MP Jess Phillips. FGM is the ritual cutting or removal of all or part of the female genitalia, and is still practiced in many […] read more

On September 19th, 2017, posted in: Press Release by

Sheen Lane Crossing meeting

On Friday 15th September Zac Goldsmith MP arranged and chaired a working group to discuss traffic issues around the Sheen Lane Crossing. It was attended by Cllrs Paul Avon and Peter Buckwell and Tony Arbour AM met with representatives from TFL, Network Rail, Richmond Council, the developer of Mortlake Brewery, the Mortlake Community Group, the Barnes […] read more

On September 15th, 2017, posted in: Press Release by

Meeting with the 22-bus Campaign group

On Friday 15th September Zac Goldsmith MP, Cllr Peter Buckwell, Emma Robinson of the Barnes Community Association and Eleanor Davison of the 22-bus campaign group met with Transport for London to press the case for extending the 22 bus to Barnes. They also discussed the future of Hammersmith Bridge, which faces lengthy closure for repairs. read more

On September 15th, 2017, posted in: Press Release by

Richmond Park and North Kingston MP pledges his support for elephants

Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston is supporting urgent calls from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for greater protection for elephants which are being decimated for the ivory trade. Elephant populations are at an all-time low with the species facing extinction due to the ivory poaching crisis which is killing […] read more

On September 15th, 2017, posted in: Press Release by