Richmond Park is an active Conservative Association which holds regular political and social events. We support our locally elected Conservative Councillors on both Richmond and Kingston Council, as well as our Greater London Assembly Member Tony Arbour, and our London MEPs.
The constituency stretches from Barnes, Kew and Richmond upon Thames to the four wards of Kingston upon Thames north of the railway. It was created in 1997 and was held by the Liberal Democrats until 2010, when it was won by Zac Goldsmith. Seeking re-election in 2015, Zac Goldsmith significantly increased his majority, achieving the biggest gain anywhere on the night.
Prior to first being elected, Zac Goldsmith made a pledge that he would force a by-election in the constituency if a Conservative Government ever gave a Green Light to expansion at Heathrow. When the Government announced plans for a Third Runway in October 2016, he felt duty-bound to honour that pledge, and he stood as an Independent during the ensuing by-election (the Conservatives did not a field a candidate).
In the absence of a Green candidate, and with the Labour Party in disarray, the Liberal Democrats took the seat with a smaller majority, capitalising on the strong Remain sentiment within the Constituency.
The Association is in the process of selecting a new parliamentary candidate, who will be chosen by the membership. You can find about more about this, and our other activities, by visiting www.rpnk.co.uk.