Robert Goodwill

Conservative MP for Scarborough and Whitby


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:

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Recent appearances

  • Legislation on Dangerous Dogs — [Dame Caroline Dinenage in the Chair] 27 Nov 2023

    Is the hon. Gentleman not concerned that this sort of attack also happens in Scotland? In Motherwell last month, the 18-year-old owner of an XL bully was savagely attacked and needed surgery, and two council officials were also attacked. Pepper spray needed to be used on the dog before it was put down.
  • Legislation on Dangerous Dogs — [Dame Caroline Dinenage in the Chair] 27 Nov 2023

    We have statistics in the UK showing that 12 of the last 23 deaths were from American XLs. Other breeds are not blameless. In fact, on 8 August, a 77-year-old gentleman, Mr Vic Franklin, was bitten by two rottweilers and had to have an arm, leg and part of a finger amputated following the attack. There are other breeds, but they do not feature disproportionately in the statistics.
  • Legislation on Dangerous Dogs — [Dame Caroline Dinenage in the Chair] 27 Nov 2023

    Thank you, Dame Caroline. First, I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Don Valley (Nick Fletcher) for presenting this debate in a very balanced way. As Chair of the EFRA Committee, I can say that this issue has been on our radar for some time—indeed, we had an evidence session on it. We were particularly indebted to my hon. Friend the Member for Penrith and The Border (Dr Hudson), who is...

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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

Robert Goodwill campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Transport
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Department for Transport
  • Treasury
  • Buses: Exhaust Emissions
  • Motor Vehicles: Registration
  • Dental Services
  • Driving: Licensing
  • Motor Vehicles: Testing

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 25 May 2022)
  • Chair, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (since 25 May 2022)
  • Chair, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (since 25 May 2022)
  • Member, Liaison Committee Sub-Committee on National Policy Statements (since 25 May 2022)
  • Member, Joint Committee on the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act (since 10 Nov 2020)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Down Syndrome Bill Committee (19 Jan 2022 to 26 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Nationality and Borders Bill Committee (15 Sep 2021 to 4 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (12 May 2021 to 24 Jun 2021)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee ( 2 Mar 2020 to 11 Jul 2022)
  • The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs ( 5 Mar 2019 to 25 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee ( 5 Mar 2018 to 8 Apr 2019)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (22 Jan 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Minister of State (Education) (12 Jun 2017 to 9 Jan 2018)
  • The Minister for Immigration (15 Jul 2016 to 12 Jun 2017)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) ( 7 Oct 2013 to 15 Jul 2016)
  • The Lord Commissioner of HM 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 Nov 2023.

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). Since January 2018, only two of these units are let. (Updated 06 January 2020)
Four houses in Teesside. Administered by R W Goodwill, Property Division: (i) and (ii).
Until 1 September 2023, flat in London. Administered by R W Goodwill, Property Division: (i) and (ii). (Registered 10 April 2012; updated 27 November 2023)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Mowthorpe (UK) Ltd; cemetery company
From 21 September 2020, 76 Warwick Way Ltd; a company which owns a property freehold. (Registered 23 September 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
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)
From 15 June 2021, a Trustee of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 17 June 2021)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Maureen Goodwill, as Parliamentary Assistant and Caseworker.

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