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:

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

Recent appearances

  • Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fertiliser Costs 8 Sep 2022

    I do not think the situation could be any more serious for farmers in this country, both grain farmers and grass farmers. The UK requires around 2.2 million tonnes of nitrogen fertiliser, and about 1 million tonnes of that came from the Ince plant and the Billingham plant. The Ince plant is shut and the Billingham plant is paused while waiting for deliveries of ammonia in order to switch from...
  • Sewage Pollution 6 Sep 2022

    Before privatisation, every single gallon of Scarborough sewage was pumped into the sea untreated. Since privatisation, we have seen investment in the Burniston water treatment works, which has been upgraded with ultraviolet treatment to increase its capacity, and in a 4 million litre stormwater tank at the end of Marine Drive that captures the majority of heavy storms. Would the Secretary of...
  • Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government 18 Jul 2022

    Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

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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
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Health
  • Motor Vehicles: Registration
  • Dental Services
  • Motor Vehicles: Testing
  • Driving: Licensing
  • School Meals

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 25 May 2022)
  • Chair, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (since 25 May 2022)
  • Chair, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (since 25 May 2022)
  • Member, Liaison Committee Sub-Committee on National Policy Statements (since 25 May 2022)
  • Member, Down Syndrome Bill Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Nationality and Borders Bill Committee (since 15 Sep 2021)
  • Member, Joint Committee on the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act (since 10 Nov 2020)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (12 May 2021 to 24 Jun 2021)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 11 Jul 2022)
  • 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)
  • The Lord Commissioner of HM 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

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Payment of £225 expected from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for a survey completed on 14 December 2021. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 14 December 2021)
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).
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
From 21 September 2020, 76 Warwick Way Ltd; a company which owns a property freehold. (Registered 23 September 2020)
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)
From 15 June 2021, a Trustee of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 17 June 2021)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Maureen Goodwill, as Parliamentary Assistant and Caseworker.

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