Robert Goodwill

MP, Scarborough and Whitby

Scarborough and Whitby Conservative

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Robert Goodwill’s voting in Parliament

Robert Goodwill is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Robert Goodwill sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Robert Goodwill generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Robert Goodwill has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling: Finance 21 Jun 2016

    Programme 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Total Cycling m m m m m m Real term spending 185.20 199.56 115.07 87.98 54.41 642.23 We have applied the GDP deflator rates to the figures that were provided in response to the...
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Walking: Finance 21 Jun 2016

    Programme 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Total Walking m m m m m m Real term spending 97.00 88.45 67.01 42.10 21.60 316.16 We have applied the GDP deflator rates to the figures that were provided in response to the original...
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Heathrow Airport 21 Jun 2016

    On 14 December 2015, the Government formally announced that it accepted the case for airport expansion in the South-East and agreed with the Airports Commission’s shortlist of options. The Government also decided to undertake a package of further work which it anticipates will conclude over the summer. This has included further work to help develop the best possible package of measures...

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Conservative MP for Scarborough and Whitby

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Transport
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Motor Vehicles: Registration
  • Driving: Licensing
  • Motor Vehicles: Testing
  • Railways: Freight
  • Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

Currently held offices

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (since 7 Oct 2013)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Minister (Transport) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (8 Nov 2006 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Transport Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 11 Dec 2006)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 30 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Robert Goodwill’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 84.83% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 43 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 189 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Robert Goodwill’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 374 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jun 2016.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Southwood Farm, Terrington, York, which is farmed "in hand": (i) and (ii).
Three industrial units at Southwood Farm, Terrington, York: (i) and (ii).
Four houses in Teesside. Administered by R W Goodwill, Property Division: (i) and (ii).
A residential property in North Yorkshire which is under renovation with a view to letting. Administered by R W Goodwill, Property Division: (i). (Registered 03 April 2012)
Flat in London. Administered by R W Goodwill, Property Division: (i) and (ii). (Registered 10 April 2012)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Mowthorpe (UK) Ltd; cemetery company
7. (ii) Other shareholdings, valued at more than £70,000
Barclays; banking
8. Miscellaneous
I own a commercial ship which is leased to an operator and from which I receive income. (Updated 29 May 2012)
Unremunerated managing director of Mowthorpe (UK) Ltd; see entry in Category 7 above. (Updated 13 May 2015)
Farmer; R W Goodwill, Southwood Farm, Terrington, York. I draw no money from the farm. (Updated 13 May 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Maureen Goodwill, as Parliamentary Assistant and Caseworker.

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