Zac Goldsmith

MP, Richmond Park

Richmond Park Conservative

Zac Goldsmith campaigned to leave the European Union

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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 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 sometimes rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • EU Referendum: Energy and Environment 12 Jul 2016

    I note the hon. Gentleman’s comments on the CAP, but he would be hard-pressed to find any conservation or environment group in the country that believes it provides a net benefit to the environment. There are bits that are good for the environment, but overall I do not think anyone would defend it as a net good for the environment. Surely Brexit gives us an opportunity to take those...
  • EU Nationals in the Uk 6 Jul 2016

    Will my hon. Friend give way?
  • EU Nationals in the Uk 6 Jul 2016

    Will my hon. Friend give way?

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Profile

Conservative MP for Richmond Park

Entered the 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 (since 20 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 9 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Zac Goldsmith’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 38 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 40.50% 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.
  • 208 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Zac Goldsmith’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 149 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Jul 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: Mr and Mrs V Pankhania
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000

Donor status: individuals

(Registered 27 August 2015)
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)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Lady Annabel Goldsmith
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £50,000 for my mayoral campaign

Date received: 31 July 2015

Date accepted: 31 July 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 August 2015)
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)
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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