Zac Goldsmith

The Minister of State, Department for International Development

Conservative MP for Richmond Park

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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 voted against selling England’s state owned forests, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
  • Zac Goldsmith 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 for a right to remain for EU nationals already in living in the UK, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. 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 occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee 23 Oct 2019

    International Development: Follow-up to IDC and ICAI climate reports. 10:00 am; Room 6, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: Richard Gledhill, Lead Commissioner Catherine Cameron, Deputy Review Team Leader, Independent Commission for Aid Impact Professor Tim Forsyth, Professor of Environment and Development, London School of Economics, International Development Committee Specialist Adviser Sam Bickersteth, Chief Executive of Opportunity International UK Zac Goldsmith MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at...
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Products: Imports 21 Oct 2019

    Last month we announced that we will be consulting on whether to further restrict the import and export of hunting trophies. The consultation will cover a range of options. This is an important next step to determine how best to respond to conservation, welfare and ethical concerns. Following the consultation we will publish a Government response setting out any future policy actions...
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Horse Racing: Animal Welfare 21 Oct 2019

    I refer the Hon. Member to the answer given to the Hon. Member for Slough on 4 July 2019, PQ 263251. Since then Defra officials have met the British Horseracing Authority and will continue to do so, to ensure actions to improve horserace welfare are maintained.

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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
  • Fossil Fuels
  • Green Investment Bank

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Department for International Development (since 10 Sep 2019)
  • The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (since 10 Sep 2019)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (jointly with the Department for International Development) (27 Jul 2019 to 10 Sep 2019)
  • 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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.

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 26 September 2019)
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)
From 18 October 2018, Finca La Presa SL; landholding. (Registered 02 September 2019)
7. (ii) Other shareholdings, valued at more than £70,000
Until 4 April 2019, All Star Leisure Group; ten pin bowling. (Registered 06 July 2017; updated 12 August 2019)
Weeding Technologies Ltd; herbicide-free weed control systems. (Registered 06 July 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Until 1 August 2019, a trustee of the Aspinall Foundation; an animal conservation charity. (Registered 06 July 2017; updated 13 August 2019)
Until 29 July 2019, a director of the Countryside Restoration Trust. (Registered 06 June 2017; updated 13 August 2019)
Investment in WHEB Ventures Private Equity LP; an investor specialising in sustainability and the environmental sector. (Registered 06 July 2017)

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