Robert Goodwill

MP, Scarborough and Whitby

Profile photo: © Parliament (CC-BY 3.0)
Scarborough and Whitby Conservative

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

We have lots more plain English analysis of Robert Goodwill’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Robert Goodwill’s full vote analysis page for more.

Robert Goodwill has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Johnston Press: Administration 19 Nov 2018

    The first page that many of my constituents turn to when they open their Whitby Gazette or Scarborough News is the family notices—the births, marriages and deaths—if only to check that they are still alive themselves. Does the Secretary of State recognise the importance of that element of local newspapers, particularly for those who do not have access to digital media?
  • Former Steelworks Site in Redcar — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] 14 Nov 2018

    Will the hon. Lady give way?
  • Former Steelworks Site in Redcar — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] 14 Nov 2018

    If the Minister takes nothing else from today’s debate, it should be the commitment of all parties and all players in the Teesside area to ensuring that the site, which sadly no longer produces steel, is seen as a big opportunity, as the hon. Member for Redcar (Anna Turley) said at the start of her speech. With the Mayor of Tees Valley, Ben Houchen, leading on that, we are in a good...

More of Robert Goodwill’s recent appearances

RSS feed (?)

Profile

Conservative MP for Scarborough and Whitby

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

Social Media

Expenses

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
  • Driving: Licensing
  • Motor Vehicles: Testing
  • Railways: Freight
  • Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

Currently held offices

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 5 Mar 2018)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (since 22 Jan 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, representatives may do other things not currently covered by this site. More about this

  • Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — well below 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 91.83% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 149 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Robert Goodwill’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 499 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Oct 2018.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: HM Government of Gibraltar
Address of donor: 150 Strand, London WC2R 1JA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation £258; flights £285; total value £543

Destination of visit: Gibraltar

Dates of visit: 16-18 May 2018

Purpose of visit: Meetings with Gibraltar Ministers, MPs and others.

(Registered 04 June 2018)
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.

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

More about the register

Note for journalists and researchers: The data on this page may be used freely, on condition that TheyWorkForYou.com is cited as the source.

This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.