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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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To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to announce the successful UK Community Renewal Fund projects; and whether he plans to extend the project completion deadline beyond 31 March 2022.
Let me reassure the Minister that when the Afghans came to Scarborough recently, not only was the local authority fully engaged with the process, but the local community was too.
Does my hon. Friend agree that it would be good to follow the model of the Syrian resettlement programme, brought in by David Cameron, in respect of Afghanistan? Indeed, countries such as Canada are considering many more than us, and, because their system is not clogged up with people arriving illegally, they can have much wider scope for the legal settlement schemes.
Conservative MP for Scarborough and Whitby
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Robert Goodwill campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 18 Oct 2021.