Zac Goldsmith

Former MP, Richmond Park

Richmond Park Conservative

Zac Goldsmith campaigned to leave the European Union

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A selection of Zac Goldsmith's votes

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  • Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Airport Capacity 25 Oct 2016

    The Government have chosen a course that is not only wrong but doomed. It is wrong because of the million people who will suffer directly on the back of the environmental harm this project unavoidably produces. It is doomed because the complexities, cost and legal complications mean that the project is almost certainly not going to be delivered. I believe it will be a millstone around the...
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ivory 13 Oct 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her Department's policy is on seeking a ban on ivory sales.
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs 12 Oct 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason his Department has not implemented the Department of Energy and Climate Change's commitment to a biannual budget reconciliation process for the new feed-in tariff scheme, set out in its review of that scheme in December 2015.

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Former Conservative MP for Richmond Park

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 25 October 2016 — Resigned

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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

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 25 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

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  • Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Zac Goldsmith’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 32 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 42.94% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
  • 207 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 151 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: The Hearsum Family Ltd
Address of donor: Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park, TW10 5HX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Dinner for Richmond Park and North Kingston Association, value £9,342

donor status: company, registration number 03034142

(Registered 05 January 2016)
Name of donor: The Hearsum Family Ltd
Address of donor: Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park, Richmond TW10 5HX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Hosting a local association event at Pembroke Lodge with a value of £4,471

donor status: company, registration number 03034142

(Registered 02 June 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Land in Andalucia, Spain, owned by family trust: (i).
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Fitzdares Holdings Ltd (bespoke bookmaker)
7. (ii) Other shareholdings, valued at more than £70,000
All Star Leisure Group; ten pin bowling. My interest became registrable on 5 April 2015. (Registered 05 June 2015)
From 29 June 2016, Weeding Technologies Ltd; herbicide free weed control systems. (Registered 07 July 2016)
8. Miscellaneous
Partnership in a film. 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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