Protect our Local Environment Debate with Zac Goldsmith MP

Protect Our Local Environment Debate with Zac Goldsmith Zac Goldsmith MP will host an Environment Event, open to all. (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/protect-our-local-environment-debate-with-zac-goldsmith-mp-tickets-45939484234) The event is aimed at people who live or work in SW London who want to help make our air cleaner and reduce the use of plastic. Everyone who attends will have the chance to […] read more

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

Zac visits Richmond’s May Fair

Zac attended the May Fair on Richmond Green on the 12th May with local Councillor Pamela Fleming.  Zac spoke to many of the 145 stall holders, including the Police stand, The Vineyard Community Centre, the Virginia Woolf Statue and the Richmond Society.   read more

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

Zac and Michael Gove join the “Great Plastic Pick Up” in Richmond Park

Zac Goldsmith was joined by Environment Secretary Michael Gove at a “Great Plastic Pick Up” event in Richmond Park. It was part of a series of events organised by Keep Britain Tidy which saw 12,000 volunteers from across the country clear litter and plastic pollution from streets, beaches, parks and green spaces across the UK. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5724717/Mails-Great-Plastic-Pick-hailed-triumph-effort-12-000.html read more

On May 13th, 2018, posted in: Press Release by

Zac congratulates the winners of the Great Mortlake Bake-Off

Zac Goldsmith was asked to announce the winners at this year’s Great Mortlake Bake-Off.  Amateur bakers of all ages, including local primary school children, were invited to take part in the event at St Mary the Virgin Church in Mortlake. The funds raised at the event were donated to local charities including Missing People and the Mortlake Community Association. For more details please click HERE read more

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

Zac joins Steven Mindel at the Barnes Literature Festival

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

CAWF congratulate the Government on the UK Ivory Sales ban

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation congratulate the Government on the UK Ivory Sales ban and commitment to protect the elephant population. Patron Sir Roger Gale MP said: “This is a very significant step towards helping to save a magnificent, proud and endangered species. Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation  would like to congratulate  the Secretary of State who […] read more

On April 4th, 2018, posted in: Other Campaigns, Press Release by

EXTRA 11 MILLION FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN BARNES

Following representations from community organisations and Richmond Park and North Kingston MP Zac Goldsmith, the Government has announced a large capital investment of £11.1m in mental health for the Barnes Medical Centre. It is expected that this investment will provide joined up services and vital emergency mental health services for the community. The new healthcare […] read more

On March 29th, 2018, posted in: Constituency, Press Release by

Zac backs Green Brexit at Prosperity UK Conference

Environment Secretary Michael Gove was the keynote speaker at Prosperity UK’s Green Brexit Conference held at County Hall. With attendees ranging from campaigning organisations, farmers and politicians from across the political spectrum, including Richmond Park and North Kingston MP Zac Goldsmith, the event sought to explore the opportunities for the environment when the UK leaves […] read more

On March 25th, 2018, posted in: Other Campaigns, Press Release by

Zac Goldsmith MP tests out the new electric taxi

Supporting the taxi trade switch to cleaner cabs Thursday 22nd March 2018 – Zac Goldsmith MP met with Steve MacNamara, General Secretary of the Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association (LTDA) in Westminster to test out the new, fully electric black cab. The electric taxi – the ‘TX’ – hit London’s streets for the first time earlier this year, and […] read more

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

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: https://www.theyworkforyou.com/whall/?id=2018-02-26a.217.0&p=11892 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