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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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Does the hon. Member accept that the basic principle of asylum is that people should claim asylum in the first safe country that they meet? As far as I am aware, France is a safe country, Greece is a safe country and Italy is a safe country. There are a lot of safe countries that people cross before they arrive on our shores.
Does my hon. Friend agree that often the fee paid is only the down payment to a life of modern slavery?
Does the hon. Gentleman agree that some of the most vulnerable and needy people are from Syria? Would he be surprised to hear that when the camp at Sangatte was cleared, of the 750 migrants who came here, only eight were from Syria? No one in Syria can afford the cost of the people smugglers.
Conservative MP for Scarborough and Whitby
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Robert Goodwill campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 26 Jul 2021.