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A selection of Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park's votes
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Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2010–2016
Consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011
Generally voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
1 vote for, 6 votes against, 5 absences, between 2013–2016
Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
10 votes for, 0 votes against, 8 absences, between 2012–2018
Almost always voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2016
Almost always voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2019
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park’s full vote analysis page for more.
The Government has always been clear of the need to phase out rotational burning of protected blanket bog to conserve these vulnerable habitats, and we are looking at how legislation could achieve this. Real progress is being made in promoting sustainable alternatives. We have urged landowners to adopt these and continue to work with them constructively. Any legislative proposals will be...
We committed in our manifesto to increase tree planting across the UK to 30,000 hectares per year by 2025. As noted in a public paper this summer, we are exploring whether a statutory target for trees in England would be appropriate, under the target setting process proposed by the Environment Bill. To increase planting in England, we recently consulted on proposals for a new ambitious...
The Government regularly engages with businesses in the UK to support the transition to sustainable supply chains. For example, the Government has engaged with the UK Roundtable on Sourcing Sustainable Palm Oil since 2012, and the UK Roundtable on Sustainable Soya since 2018 when it was established. With the support of roundtables the UK achieved 77% certified sustainable palm oil in 2018 –...
More of Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 7 January 2020
Previously MP for Richmond Park until 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Also represented Richmond Park
Topics of interest
Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park campaigned to leave the European Union
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Energy and Climate Change
- Innovation and Skills
- Heathrow Airport
- Electric Vehicles
- Fossil Fuels
- Energy: Conservation
Currently held offices
- Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (since 2 Sep 2020)
- The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (since 13 Feb 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Minister of State (13 Feb 2020 to 2 Sep 2020)
- The Minister of State, Department for International Development (13 Feb 2020 to 2 Sep 2020)
- The Minister of State, Department for International Development (10 Sep 2019 to 13 Feb 2020)
- The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (10 Sep 2019 to 13 Feb 2020)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (jointly with the Department for International Development) (27 Jul 2019 to 10 Sep 2019)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 25 Oct 2016)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Nov 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)
Until 25 October 2019, Weeding Technologies Ltd; herbicide-free weed control systems. (Registered 06 July 2017; updated 31 October 2019)
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)
Until 31 October 2019, investment in WHEB
Ventures Private Equity LP
; an investor specialising in sustainability and the environmental sector. (Registered 06 July 2017; updated 31 October 2019)
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