Zac Goldsmith

MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston | Conservative Party

Zac Goldsmith has spent much of his life fighting for causes he believes in, since being elected, on local, national and international issues important to his constituents. In 2010 Zac was elected MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston. He has been voted Politician of the Year four times by four organisations for his campaigning work. He has led campaigns against Heathrow expansion, pressed for free parking to help small shops in his constituency, stopped plans to charge families for enjoying Richmond Park, stopped the sell off of playing fields, secured significant extra funds for Kew Gardens, secured funding for a new secondary school and much more. Nationally he has led campaigns to make our Planning system more democratic, our MPs more accountable to voters, and protection of our natural environment a priority. In 2015 he was re-elected for his London seat with one of the biggest increased majorities in the country. Shortly afterwards Zac balloted his constituents to ask their permission to run for Mayor of London, who overwhelmingly backed him with 79% saying Yes.


09.00–19.00 16 November 2015 | Venue: Royal Institution

London Conference 2015 The London Conference 2016 came six months before London’s mayoral election. It explored the challenges facing London and what the new Mayor should do to tackle these.