Robert Goodwill

MP, Scarborough and Whitby

Scarborough and Whitby Conservative

Robert Goodwill campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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.

This is a selection of Robert Goodwill’s votes.

  • Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Almost always voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration 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 — Home Office: Asylum: Children 20 Oct 2016

    The Government is fully committed to the efficient and timely operation of the Dublin Regulation and we are working closely with EU partners, including the French, Greek and Italian authorities to identify, assess and transfer children to the UK under the Dublin family reunion process. We have seconded a UK official to Greece; we have a long-standing secondee working in Italy and we have...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Syria 20 Oct 2016

    On 10 October, the Home Secretary met with French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to discuss a range of issues, including the proposed clearance of the camp in Calais. The UK Government has made clear its commitment to transfer from Europe to the UK unaccompanied refugee children under the 2016 Immigration Act, and ensure those with close links to the UK are brought here using the Dublin...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Syria 20 Oct 2016

    Through the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement scheme we are working with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organisation for Migration to resettle Syrian refugee families from Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt. We continue to work with UK local authorities to ensure reception arrangements, accommodation and appropriate care arrangements are in place.

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Conservative MP for Scarborough and Whitby

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


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

  • The Minister for Immigration (since 15 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (7 Oct 2013 to 15 Jul 2016)
  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 31 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 during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 85.84% 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.
  • 186 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Robert Goodwill’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 392 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 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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