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Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park

Minister of State

Conservative Peer

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European Union Integration

There have been votes in Parliament on the degree of the UK's integration with the European Union. Specific matters voted on include the UK's opt out from the European Union Police and Criminal Justice Measures and the establishment of a European Union External Action Service.

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Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park generally voted against more EU integration

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about more EU integration:

  • On 24 Oct 2019: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted in favour of the UK Government’s proposals for leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 23 Oct 2019: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to remove rights for EU, Swiss and Turkish nationals to pursue business activities in the UK following the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Show vote
  • On 15 Oct 2019: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to transfer powers to set certain technical environmental regulations from the EU to the UK on the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Show vote
  • On 4 Sep 2019: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against requiring the Prime Minister to seek a delay to the UK leaving the EU until 31 January 2020 unless MPs have approved either terms of a withdrawal agreement, or withdrawal without an agreement. Show vote
  • On 4 Sep 2019: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against requiring the Prime Minister to seek a delay to the UK leaving the EU until 31 January 2020 unless MPs have approved either terms of a withdrawal agreement, or withdrawal without an agreement. Show vote
  • On 3 Sep 2019: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against enabling the House of Commons to pass a bill to require the Prime Minister to seek to delay withdrawal to prevent the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement, unless doing so is approved by MPs. Show vote
  • On 25 Jun 2019: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to exclude wind and water turbines from a special reduced rate of VAT applying to the supply and installation of energy-saving materials in residential accommodation. Show vote
  • On 9 Apr 2019: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against seeking to delay the UK leaving the EU until 30 June 2019. Show vote
  • On 2 Apr 2019: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to, if the UK withdraws from the EU, remove protections against traders discriminating against customers on the basis of a customer's nationality or location. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2019: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against a permanent and comprehensive United Kingdom-wide customs union with the European Union. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2019: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against continued relatively free movement of goods, services, persons and capital between the UK, EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, achieved via membership of European Free Trade Association (EFTA); and against external tariff alignment between the UK and the EU. Show vote
  • On 27 Mar 2019: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to leave the European Union on the 12th of April 2019 without a withdrawal agreement. Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2019: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to approve the Government's assessment of the UK's medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission. Show vote
  • On 13 Feb 2019: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to make European Union laws regulating converting loans into "securities" for sale to investors effective and enforceable in the United Kingdom. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2019: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to allow the Government to update UK law to correspond with EU financial services laws currently making their way through the European legislative process. Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2019: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to revoke arrangements for cross-border action to tackle infringements of various EU consumer laws. Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2019: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted yes on Draft Maritime Transport Access to Trade and Cabotage (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2019: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted voted not to seek to delay the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union; not to rule out leaving without a withdrawal agreement; and against Scotland remaining in the European Union. Show vote
  • On 28 Jan 2019: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park was absent for a vote on Immigration and Social Security Co-Ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill — Second Reading — UK Immigration Controls for EU Citizens Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2019: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to maintain and improve coordination and cooperation between EU member states in the field of policing and justice, particularly in relation to serious organised crime. Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2018: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park was absent for a vote on Markets in Financial Instruments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2018: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park was absent for a vote on Draft Accounts and Reports (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2018: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against making the continued participation of the UK in the European Arrest Warrant a negotiating objective during negotiations over the withdrawal of the UK from the EU. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted for greater partnership and cooperation between European Union members, the European Union, the European Atomic Energy Community, and the Republic of Armenia. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to strengthen relations between the EU, its Member States and Cuba Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to broaden engagement, dialogue and cooperation with Canada in areas of common interest, such as: human rights and democracy, international peace and security and effective multilateralism, economic and sustainable development, and justice, freedom and security. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to strengthen cooperation between the EU, its Member States and Australia in a range of sectors of mutual interest. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to consolidate and strengthen cooperation between the EU, its Member States and New Zealand in a range of sectors of mutual interest. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against making retaining membership of the European medicines regulatory network a government objective. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against making it a UK negotiating objective to establish a free trade area for goods between the UK and the EU and, if that cannot be agreed by the 21st of January 2019, against making reaching an agreement to enable the UK’s participation in a customs union with the EU a negotiating objective. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against making the UK's withdrawal from the EU conditional on seeking, as an objective for the UK's negotiation of the withdrawal agreement, full access to the internal market of the EU rather than merely European Economic Area membership. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against making the UK's withdrawal from the EU conditional on seeking, as an objective for the UK's negotiation of the withdrawal agreement, an international agreement which enables the United Kingdom to continue to participate in the European Economic Area. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against making the UK's withdrawal from the EU conditional on a statement on how the UK's continued participation in a customs union with the EU was sought during negotiations on the withdrawal agreement. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against largely retaining the EU "Charter of Fundamental Rights" as part of UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted not to make incompatibility with the general principles of EU law actionable in the UK courts following the UK's withdrawal from the union. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against steps designed to ensure that the UK’s withdrawal from the EU does not result in the removal or diminution of any rights, powers, liabilities, obligations, restrictions, remedies and procedures that contribute to the protection and improvement of the environment. Show vote
  • On 23 Jan 2018: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against a transition period of at least two years for the transition to a domestic nuclear regulatory regime from the framework provided via the European Atomic Energy Community. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against requiring an agreement for the UK to remain a member of the EU single market and customs union before allowing ministers to make regulations to implement an agreement on the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against retaining a EU "Charter of Fundamental Rights" as part of UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to preserve, on the UK's withdrawal from the EU all rights, powers, liabilities, obligations, restrictions, remedies and procedures present in UK law as a result of the UK's membership of the EU. Show vote
  • On 20 Dec 2017: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against the UK retaining the EU's common customs tariff and common commercial policy. Show vote
  • On 20 Dec 2017: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against a transition period of at least two years prior to implementation of an agreement on the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union during which existing arrangements with the EU covering trade, security, regulations and financial contributions would be maintained. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2017: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to allow ministers to withdraw the UK from the European Economic Area, the European single market. Show vote
  • On 12 Dec 2017: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to allow laws which were required by the UK's membership of the European single market to be weakened, removed or replaced by Ministers after the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against requiring the UK Government to report on changes to EU legislation which form part of UK law, and against requiring the Government to consider adopting such changes to ensure that the rights of workers and employees in the UK are no less favourable than they would have been had the UK remained a member of the EU or EEA. Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights remaining part of UK law on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against retaining general principles of EU law derived from EU treaties, direct EU legislation and EU directives, as part of UK law after the UK leaves the EU, and voted to only retain those general principles deriving from European Court [of justice] case law. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against requiring the consent of the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and the Northern Ireland Assembly for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to end the supremacy of EU law in domestic law and to remove the mechanism which enables the flow of new EU law into UK law. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted not to require courts or tribunals to have regard to anything done on or after exit day by the European Court, another EU entity or the EU. Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2017: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to end the supremacy of EU law in UK law; to convert EU law into domestic law on the UK's exit from the European Union and to give ministers the power to correct deficiencies in retained EU law. Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2017: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to end the supremacy of EU law in UK law; to convert EU law into domestic law on the UK's exit from the European Union and to give ministers the power to correct deficiencies in retained EU law. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2016: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2016: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted in favour of giving EU nationals currently living in the UK the right to remain. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2016: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park was absent for a vote on European Union Membership Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2016: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park was absent for a vote on Government Assessment of Medium Term Economic and Budgetary Position for Submission to the European Commission Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — New Clause 10 — United Kingdom Carbon Account — Consideration of Emissions Traded via European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2016: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park was absent for a vote on Proposed European Union Directive on Measures to Combat Terrorism Show vote
  • On 24 Feb 2016: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park was absent for a vote on Draft Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Tachographs) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 — Digital Tachographs — Remote Access — Satellite Positioning Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2015: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park was absent for a vote on European Union Documents — Relocation of Migrants in need of International Protection Show vote
  • On 19 Nov 2014: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Rejoining of 35 European Union Justice and Home Affairs Measures Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2014: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against continuing close working between the UK and other European Union states on criminal justice and against associated data protection measures. Show vote
  • On 30 Apr 2014: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to approve the Government's assessment of the UK's medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission. Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2014: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to limit the EU's "Europe for Citizens" programme to education about, and reflection on, the Holocaust, armed conflicts and totalitarian regimes in Europe’s history and to explicitly forbid the programme from promoting European citizenship, integration or institutions. Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2014: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against a 185 million Euro EU Europe for Citizens programme of activities and not to require EU institutions to deposit their archives at the European University Institute Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2014: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park was absent for a vote on European Commission Work Programme 2014 and Support for Completion of the EU Single Market Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2014: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park was absent for a vote on Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Jan 2014: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against a 185 million Euro EU Europe for Citizens programme of activities and not to require EU institutions to deposit their archives at the European University Institute Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2013: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted in favour of an EU trade agreement with Colombia and Peru Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against committing to continue participation in the European Arrest Warrant and other schemes when opting out of police and criminal justice measures. Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to opt out of all EU police and criminal justice measures adopted before December 2009 Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to opt into Europol's European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation and Training so long as Europol is not given the power to direct national law enforcement agencies to initiate investigations or share data that conflicts with national security; and against considering the views of the Association of Chief Police Officers when deciding when to opt in. Show vote
  • On 22 Apr 2013: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to approve the Government's assessment of the UK's medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission. Show vote
  • On 6 Nov 2012: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against the UK's involvement in a European Supervisory Authority, the European Banking Authority. Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2012: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to call on the UK Government to seek a real terms cut in the European Union budget Show vote
  • On 24 Apr 2012: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park was absent for a vote on European Union — Data Protection in the Areas of Police and Criminal Justice (EU Directive) Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2011: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to commend the Prime Minister for refusing to sign up to an EU Treaty without safeguards for the UK. Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park was absent for a vote on Deferred Division — Schengen Governance Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2011: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted against an EU Directive on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and on the right to communicate upon arrest Show vote
  • On 24 May 2011: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted strongly against EU bailouts of countries in financial trouble. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2011: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park was absent for a vote on Establishment of the European Stability Mechanism Show vote
  • On 9 Feb 2011: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park was absent for a vote on European Union — UK Contributions to the Eurozone Financial Stabilisation Mechanism Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2011: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to require a referendum prior to UK giving emergency financial assistance via the EU to member states other than the Republic of Ireland. Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2010: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted to work closely with the European Commission to deliver a strong, principles-based framework for financial sector corporate governance. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2010: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park was absent for a vote on European Union Economic Governance Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2010: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park was absent for a vote on European Union External Action Service Show vote

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