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Robert Goodwill

Conservative MP for Scarborough and Whitby

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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 a wholly elected 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

  • Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Examination of Witness 13 Feb 2020

    Q Two of the objectives of the Bill are improving plant health and reducing or protecting from environmental hazards. Groundbreaking work is obviously being done on plant breeding. For example, potatoes may not need to be sprayed every 10 days for potato blight, and there are potatoes that are potato cyst nematode resistant. Some of that may use gene editing. Do you think consumers know...
  • Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Examination of Witness 13 Feb 2020

    Q Is there any reason why people are much more open to these types of advances in medicine, for example, than in food production? It seems that they are happy to go right to the cutting edge of technology, in terms of the treatment of genetic conditions, but somehow this is different.
  • Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Examination of Witnesses 13 Feb 2020

    Q To follow smoothly on from that, British farmers pride themselves on having the highest welfare standards in the world. Indeed, in some ways we were held back by the European Union, because we tried to ban things like dry sow stalls, but we could not stop their pork coming in. However, I noticed that the Compassion in World Farming website talks about ending “the horror” of factory...

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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
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Motor Vehicles: Registration
  • Motor Vehicles: Testing
  • Driving: Licensing
  • Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties
  • School Meals

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)
  • Government Whip (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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Feb 2020.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: John Guthrie OBE
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 to Scarborough and Whitby Conservative Association Fighting Fund

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 January 2020)
Name of donor: Nick Thomas MBE
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 to Scarborough and Whitby Conservative Association Fighting Fund

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 January 2020)
Name of donor: Toby Glaysher
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 to Scarborough and Whitby Conservative Association Fighting Fund

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 January 2020)
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).
A residential property in North Yorkshire. Administered by R W Goodwill, Property Division: (i) and, from June 2018, (ii). (Registered 03 April 2012; updated 06 January 2020)
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
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)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Maureen Goodwill, as Parliamentary Assistant and Caseworker.

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