Zac Goldsmith

MP, Richmond Park

Richmond Park Conservative

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How Zac Goldsmith voted
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  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
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Zac Goldsmith quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Backbench Business: Money Creation and Society 20 Nov 2014

    I want to put on record my gratitude to my hon. Friend the Member for Wycombe (Steve Baker) for having initiated this debate, and to his supporters from various parties. Having heard his speech—or most of it; I apologise for being late—I am even more satisfied that it was right to cast my vote for him to join the Treasury Committee. My hon. Friend has introduced an incredibly...
  • Backbench Business: Money Creation and Society 20 Nov 2014

    My hon. Friend makes a valuable point that I will come to later. If Members of Parliament do not really understand how money is created—I believe that that is the majority position, based on discussions that I have been having—how on earth can we be confident that the reforms that we have brought in over the past few years are going to work in preventing repeated collapses of the...
  • Backbench Business: Money Creation and Society 20 Nov 2014

    That is a really important point. There is a move towards such lending, but unfortunately it is only a fringe move that we see in the credit unions, for example. It is much closer to what original banking—pure banking or traditional banking—might have looked like. We even see it in some of the new start-ups such as Metro bank; I hesitate to call it a start-up because it is...

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Conservative MP for Richmond Park

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Transport
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Heathrow Airport
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Antibiotics
  • Energy: Conservation
  • Armed Forces: Housing

Currently held offices

  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 51 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 76.01% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 121 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Nov 2014.

8. Land and Property
Land in Andalucia, Spain, owned by family trust.
9. Shareholdings
(a) Fitzdares Holdings Ltd (bespoke bookmaker)
(a) Ecosystems Ltd (ecology website)
11. Miscellaneous
Partnership in a film, provisionally entitled "War in Babylon". No income received to date.
Investment in WHEB Ventures Private Equity LP. I receive no income and nor do I have any influence on the investments made.

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