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 occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Coronavirus Update 14 Jul 2020

    On a conference call with the North Yorkshire resilience forum yesterday, I discovered that while the borough of Scarborough had experienced 561 cases in total, apart from one isolated case on 3 July, we have not had an infection since 23 June. Will the Secretary of State join me in paying tribute to the people of Scarborough and Whitby not only for so assiduously following the Government...
  • Coronavirus 7 Jul 2020

    Does the Secretary of State share my admiration of careworkers on the Yorkshire coast, including those in a care home in my constituency where an outbreak among admin staff in the office was contained and not spread to forward-facing staff or residents? Will he also undertake to support local authorities such as North Yorkshire County Council, which in the past fortnight has had to close two...
  • Windrush Compensation Scheme 23 Jun 2020

    I thank the Home Office and in particular staff in Sheffield for resolving the case of a constituent who came to the UK not long after he was born, not from the island of Jamaica, but from Tasmania, after his parents changed their mind about emigrating. Despite a paucity of documentation, not only was a face-to-face meeting quickly organised, but the Home Office even paid for the rail ticket...

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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
  • Railways: Freight

Currently held offices

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 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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