Zac Goldsmith

MP, Richmond Park

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Richmond Park Conservative

Zac Goldsmith’s voting in Parliament

Zac Goldsmith is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Zac Goldsmith sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Zac Goldsmith consistently voted against selling England’s state owned forests, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
  • Zac Goldsmith consistently voted for allowing terminally ill people to be given assistance to end their life, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Zac Goldsmith generally voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
  • Zac Goldsmith almost always voted against culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosis, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Zac Goldsmith generally voted against a statutory register of lobbyists, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Zac Goldsmith generally voted for greater regulation of gambling, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Zac Goldsmith generally voted for financial incentives for low carbon emission electricity generation methods, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Zac Goldsmith has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 18 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 30 Jan 2018

    Kew Gardens (Leases) – Zac Goldsmith. Ten Minute Rule Motion
  • Parole Board and Victim Support 9 Jan 2018

    Worboys was a prolific sex attacker for up to 10 years, and there are likely to be hundreds of victims, yet in court he showed no remorse and dismissed his actions as “banter”. Just two years ago, he was claiming that he had done absolutely nothing wrong. It is impossible, therefore, for people to understand how the board could possibly have deemed this man to be safe. Will my...
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Heathrow Airport: Night Flying 8 Jan 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the feasibility of imposing an eight hour night flight ban at Heathrow Airport; and if he will make a statement.

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Conservative MP for Richmond Park

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

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Topics of interest

Zac Goldsmith campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Transport
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Heathrow Airport
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Antibiotics
  • Energy: Conservation
  • Green Investment Bank

Currently held offices

  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)

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 23 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Zac Goldsmith’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 74 written questions in the last year — above 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 88.89% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 203 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Zac Goldsmith’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 164 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Jan 2018.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Peter Hall
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 July 2017)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Land in Andalucía owned by a family trust of which I am a beneficiary: (i). (Registered 06 July 2017)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Fitzdares Holdings Ltd; bespoke bookmaker. (Registered 06 July 2017)
7. (ii) Other shareholdings, valued at more than £70,000
All Star Leisure Group; ten pin bowling. (Registered 06 July 2017)
Weeding Technologies Ltd; herbicide-free weed control systems. (Registered 06 July 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Trustee, the Aspinall Foundation; an animal conservation charity. (Registered 06 July 2017)
Director, the Countryside Restoration Trust. (Registered 06 July 2017)
Director, the Rainforest Foundation UK. (Registered 06 July 2017)
Investment in WHEB Ventures Private Equity LP; an investor specialising in sustainability and the environmental sector. (Registered 06 July 2017)

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