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Zac Goldsmith letter to residents July 2017

Dear Resident,

I want to thank those of you who backed me in the General Election and for trusting me to represent our wonderful community once again. There truly is no greater privilege.

And to those of you who didn’t vote for me, I want to reassure you that I will do all I can to represent you and deliver for our community and our country.

The national outcome was not what I'd hoped for. I argued strongly that this election and the leadership of this country, could be decided by a handful of seats – including ours – and indeed, it did. The way we vote locally in Richmond Park and North Kingston has direct national implications. We saw that again at this election.

On a personal level, I am truly honoured to have been given this great task again. Ours was the only constituency in London where the Conservatives gained a seat.

We face challenging times ahead, and the Government must now concentrate on bringing the country together, governing for everyone, and listening and responding to concerns expressed at the ballot box on June 8th.

But while times are indeed challenging, we should also be excited about the opportunities for our community too.

As your MP, I will work with the Government to stand up for all of you, and the community I love.

Thank you again,

 Zac Goldsmith MP

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 Zac Goldsmith Zac Goldsmith writes:

Dear Resident,

Recently we have seen a new President elected in France. 

Emmanuel Macron won with a very large majority. As a result, he can claim a strong negotiating position on Brexit.

As we enter EU negotiations, it is vital that we too have a leader with a strong mandate, so Britain can be in the best possible position.

The only person that can be is Theresa May.

But without a proper majority, she will have zero room for manoeuvre. A small minority - including in her own Party - could make negotiation impossible.

Tim Farron and the Lib Dems have threatened to try and bring government business to a standstill. This is neither realistic, nor would it help any of us.

Trying to scupper negotiations and weaken Britain's hand will only prevent us from getting the best deal for everyone.

It we now know that the LibDems have been making backroom deals with Labour. While they have publicly claimed they wouldn't go into coalition with Labour, they have been privately urging their supporters to vote for Labour in some seats to help Jeremy Corbyn. 

Now more than ever, we need stable leadership, working in the national interest. 

For my part, I have proven myself as a moderating influence on this issue. In fact my last vote as your MP was to vote with the opposition to secure the rights of EU nationals living in the UK.

So I'm standing in this critical election to help Theresa May achieve a working majority, to deliver a green, sustainable Brexit where the environment benefits, and to secure proper reassurances for EU citizens living and working in the UK.

I hope you'll be able to back me on June 8th so I can make sure we get a Brexit that this community can welcome.

Best wishes,

Zac Goldsmith

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Zac’s back!

We are delighted that Zac Goldsmith has been reselected as the Conservative candidate for Richmond Park and North Kingston in the forthcoming General Election, and we look forward to having him back again as our representative in Parliament.

After a resounding victory in the 2015 General Election, his absence from Parliament since last December has been a disappointment. He is widely regarded the best MP that Richmond Park and North Kingston has ever had, and we need him back to represent our residents effectively. 

Far from being a hardened Brexiteer as his opponents have painted him, he will fight for the best deal for Britain. He has led on guaranteeing the rights of EU citizens in the UK, and is a champion of strong protection for the environment. He will also continue to lead the fight against Heathrow expansion, an issue which continues to concern our residents.

Georgina Butler

Chairman, Richmond Park and North Kingston Conservative Association

26 April, 2017

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