Zac Goldsmith joins Richmond Police on patrol.

Zac Goldsmith joined Richmond Borough Commander Parm Sandhu, and her colleagues PC Claire Wilding and Jan Medcalf on patrol in Richmond. They met victims of crime, as well as those who have taken part in crime.     read more

On December 15th, 2017, posted in: Constituency by

Michael Gove to publish new Bill which ensures animal cruelty sentences are increased

The Secretary of State for the Environment , Michael Gove, publishes a draft Bill to Strengthen Animal Welfare Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation welcomes the announcement today of the new Bill which ensures sentences for animal cruelty are increased for up to 5 years and that animal sentience is reflected in domestic law. The draft bill sets […] read more

On December 12th, 2017, posted in: Food, Farming & Animal Welfare, Other Campaigns 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

We have a chance now to protect the Antarctic – one of the world’s last great wildernesses. Britain can lead the way.

Earlier this month, more than 80 million people in China watched the BBC’s Blue Planet II – enough to slow down the entire country’s internet when it was streamed online. Around the world, people have been enthralled by the David Attenborough series which gives a peerless insight into life under the sea. While viewers have been delighted and dazzled […] read more

On December 10th, 2017, posted in: Marine Protected Areas, Other Campaigns, Plastic Bags 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

Please sign our Petition to Keep NatWest in Barnes

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

Proposed Redevelopment of Canbury Business Park Planning Ref: 17/12877/FUL

A planning application has been submitted for the above site. The proposal is for the demolition of all existing buildings and includes a 14 storey tower block as well as a mixed development of business and housing units. The majority of residents I have spoken to fully accept that the site would benefit from being […] read more

On December 4th, 2017, posted in: Press Release by

Demand for tech skills increases – more university graduates transforming into tech Consultants

On 23rd Nov, Richmond, a graduation ceremony event took place to celebrate the success of unemployed university graduates from differing course backgrounds who are now to begin a career in technology  – having completed one of the UK’s most prolific technology graduate programmes, Sparta Global Academy, based in Richmond. Each month the academy produces around 20 Consultants, who have completed their […] read more

On November 27th, 2017, posted in: Apprenticeships, Constituency by

Zac visits Kingston University to meet Vice Chancellor, Steven Spears

Zac Goldsmith spent the morning at Kingston University where he met up with the Vice Chancellor, Stephen Spears. They toured the University, and spent time in the health and music departments, both of which have benefited from new investment. read more

On November 27th, 2017, posted in: Constituency by

Zac Goldsmith and Oliver Letwin: Gove has the right plan to protect the environment

From the Clean Air Act in 1956, to Mrs Thatcher’s landmark address to the UN General Assembly in 1989, where she warned about the threat of irretrievable damage to the atmosphere, to the oceans, to earth itself, the Conservative Party has a long history of tackling the threats that face our planet. Although that green […] read more

On November 25th, 2017, posted in: Press Release by

The Prospect Of A World Without Bees Is Not A Niche Concern – We Must Ban Neonicotinoids

By Zac Goldsmith for the Huffington Post  Members of Parliament receive thousands of letters and emails every week, and for the past few years, a staggering number of them have been about bees. I’ve lost track of the volume of emails I’ve received asking me to do something to stop the decline in our pollinators. And […] read more

Zac visits UCL for a Q&A with students

Zac was the guest speaker at a Q&A session hosted by students at University College London in Bloomsbury. At a packed venue, pupils from across the political spectrum asked Zac questions on a range of subjects, from Brexit to the Environment.   read more

On November 22nd, 2017, posted in: Press Release by

Poppy Factory is awarded £2.5m in the Budget after lobbying by Zac

Zac Goldsmith has warmly welcomed news that the Poppy Factory in Richmond has been awarded £2.5mn in the Budget. Zac wrote to the Chancellor last month extolling the pioneering work of the Poppy Factory and asking the Government to provide it with financial support. Commenting, he said; “I am absolutely delighted that the government recognises […] read more

On November 22nd, 2017, posted in: Press Release by

Shooting Star Chase Christmas Fair

Zac attended the Shooting Star Chase Christmas Fair with Ham, Petersham and Richmond Riverside Councillors Cllr Sarah Tippett and Cllr Jean Loveland and Mayor of Richmond Lisa Blakemore.   The Shooting Star Chase provide Children’s Hospices for babies, and young people up to the age of 21. They support families from diagnosis to end of life […] read more

On November 20th, 2017, posted in: Constituency by

Barnes Hospital Consultation

Zac took part in a consultation over the future of the Barnes Hospital site on South Worple Way in Mortlake. Zac discussed plans for the site with the owners of the site, South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust as well as Cllr Paul Avon and Kathy Shelton from the Friends of […] read more

On November 17th, 2017, posted in: Constituency by

Richmond Riverside Coffee Morning

Zac Goldsmith holds regular coffee mornings around the constituency to take questions on any issues of concern to local residents. Pictured here at an event at Luna di Luca on Friar Stiles Road in Richmond, Zac took questions in advance of the Budget.   read more

On November 15th, 2017, posted in: Constituency by

Zac hosts a Q+A with pupils at Christ’s school in Parliament

Zac joined Students from Christ’s School and their teacher James Butler at the tail end of a tour of Parliament. He held a Q&A session for the A-Level Students and faced questions on a range of issues from political reform to Brexit and Student finance.   read more

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

Young Muslims raise thousands for Poppy Appeal

Young Muslims are raising thousands of pounds collecting for the Poppy Appeal at multiple sites across the UK. For the members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), this is a continuation of their work with the Royal British Legion over the past ten years. This year, over 500 young Muslims belonging to the AMYA will be collecting in high streets, […] read more

On November 10th, 2017, posted in: Constituency by

More good news on the environment

I have had a huge number of letters about the alarming decline in our pollinators, and I know many of my constituents have joined calls for a ban on the most likely cause – the use of neonicotinoid pesticides. I have long campaigned for the ban, but have faced enormous resistance. So I am absolutely […] read more

On November 9th, 2017, posted in: Food, Farming & Animal Welfare by