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COMMONS CHAMBER 11:30am: Justice questions (topicals at 12:15pm) Main business Ten minute rule motion: Equal Pay (Transparency) Bill (Sarah Champion, Lab, Rotherham) Counter Terrorism and Security Bill: Committee (Day 3) Local... Continue to article
Earlier this year Zac Goldsmith complained that he had been given the ‘the worst office of any MP in Parliament’ as punishment for his disparaging remarks about the coalition. Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 9.30am: Culture, Media and Sport questions (topicals at 10.05am) 10:15am: Women and Equalities questions 10.30am: Urgent question from shadow transport secretary Michael Dugher to the Transport Secretary, Patrick McL... Continue to article
Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith made his case to the House of Commons today for his amendment to the Recall of MPs bill, which he says will strengthen the legislation. Mr Goldsmith told MPs they had a choice between “a genuine voter–led sy... Continue to article
Zac Goldsmith says he thinks it is "preposterous" to think that his proposals for a Recall Bill could be abused. "There’s not a single example anywhere in the world of a successful vicious recall. There would be no point having a recall ... Continue to article
Nick Clegg has said he wants to change the Government’s MP recall proposals, but hit out at Conservative Zac Goldsmith’s plan as the “rich man’s recall”. The Coalition's plans have come under fire from critics because a House of Commons ... Continue to article
Lisa Nandy said that David Cameron’s announcement on trying to negotiate a migrant quota for the EU was isolating the UK from Europe. “It’s not entirely clear what problems David Cameron’s going to deal with. We’ve had these announcement... Continue to article
Zac Goldsmith said the Recall of MPs Bill was 'recall in name only' and that MPs would 'still be in charge'. "This is a recall bill that's been produced by Nick Clegg and it's recall in name only... You will be able to remove your MP un... Continue to article
Douglas Carswell has been formally sworn in as Ukip's first elected MP. As Mr Carswell was sworn in, Tory MPs Zac Goldsmith and Sir Peter Tapsell acted as the Conservative defector's sponsors, while Ukip leader Nigel Farage looked on fro... Continue to article
Douglas Carswell said he did not believe immigrants should be screened for HIV on arrival. "I think this row’s been slightly confected. No one is seriously suggesting that we should screen people for HIV coming in. What I think Nigel rig... Continue to article
Zac Goldsmith has praised the Labour leader Ed Miliband's call for a new capitalism in the wake of the global financial crisis. Speaking at an event yesterday, the Tory MP revealed his approval of Mr Miliband's distinction between 'producer' and 'predator' companies. He also criticised Chancellor George Osborne for his anti-environmental rhetoric.
Those in the Government intent on protecting the environment need more support from green groups to push through policies in the face of strong opposition, Zac Goldsmith has said. Writing in the Guardian, the Conservative MP says the environment movement "lacks seriousness and strategy" and needs to be given more help and support by those outside of Parliament.
Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith will not be reported to police over allegations relating to his campaign spending in the run up to the General Election, the Electoral Commission has confirmed. The Commission said whilst it might be the case that Mr Goldsmith under-reported his spending in the final weeks, his overall spending came in well under the limit.
Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith will see his property fall victim to a crackdown on stamp duty avoidance announced by the Chancellor in his Budget on Wednesday. Mr Goldsmith owns a £7m, 543-acre Devon estate through a Cayman Islands company called Ranger Investments and also owns a £7.7m home in Richmond bought in 2007 via a Cayman Islands-based company called Holmead Investments Ltd. On Wednesday, Mr Osborne said he believed those who evaded or avoided tax were "morally repugnant".
Zac Goldsmith has told the BBC he believes he was right to take out a superinjunction after his emails were hacked and given to the press. He claimed the fees had cost an "absolute fortune" and called for reform to make privacy law more financially accessible.
Multi-millionaire Conservative environmentalist Zac Goldsmith has overturned a 3,700 Liberal Democrat majority in Richmond Park to secure a high-profile Tory win. 'A-listers' Andrea Leadsom (South Northants), Pauline Latham (Mid-Derbyshire), Margot James (Stourbridge) were also elected.
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