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What Do We Know About ROBERT GOODWILL MP? (Part One)

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What Do We Know About ROBERT GOODWILL MP? (Part One)

With the so-called ‘snap’ general election three weeks away, and with a significant Conservatives lead in the polls, Robert GOODWILL, the incumbent MP for Scarborough & Whitby, is looking assured of re-election.

What will that mean for the people of the Scarborough & Whitby parliamentary constituency in terms of their democratic representation?

What do you know about Robert GOODWILL?

Enquirer readers may know a good deal more than the wider public, including:

  1. Famously (or, rather, infamously), and unrepentantly, he fiddled his travel expenses when he was a Member of the European Parliament back in 2002.
  2. The Enquirer’s Tim THORNE exposed his mortgage-claim fiddle on his flat in London.
  3. I exposed his departure from Tory ‘family values’ when he stored his porn collection on the family computer.
  4. The Enquirer’s Tim THORNE exposed his contradictory commitments on BrexitFOR and AGAINST.

But what about Robert GOODWILL’s performance in the House of Commons?

What do you know about Robert GOODWILL’s values and priorities – or his voting history in the House? The way he delivers his representation of the views of his constituents?

Here, in Part One, I draw readers’ attention to the proposals that Robert GOODWILL has demonstrated himself to be consistently AGAINST.

In Part Two, I will highlight the proposals that Robert GOODWILL has voted consistently FOR.

Hopefully, this may assist.

[Data source – TheyWorkForYou.com]


On WELFARE/BENEFITS, Robert GOODWILL MP [Con.]:

  • Consistently voted AGAINST raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices:

Show votes 0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2013

  • Consistently voted AGAINST paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability:

Show votes 0 votes for, 15 votes against, between 2011–2016

  • Almost always voted AGAINST spending public money to create guaranteed jobs for young people who have spent a long time unemployed:

Show votes 0 votes for, 8 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2014


On TAXATION/EMPLOYMENT, Robert GOODWILL MP [Con.]:

  • Consistently voted AGAINST increasing the tax rate applied to income over £150,000:

Show votes 0 votes for, 12 votes against, between 2012–2015

  • Almost always voted AGAINST a banker’s bonus tax

Show votes 1 vote for, 15 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2015


On HEALTH, Robert GOODWILL MP [Con.]:

  • Almost always voted AGAINST restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHS:

Show votes 0 votes for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2012


On DEVOLUTION, Robert GOODWILL MP [Con.]:

  • Almost always voted AGAINST transferring more powers to the Welsh Assembly:

Show votes 0 votes for, 14 votes against, 5 absences, between 2014–2017

  • Consistently voted AGAINST transferring more powers to the Scottish Parliament:

Show votes 1 vote for, 31 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2015


On TRANSPORT, Robert GOODWILL MP [Con.]:

  • Consistently voted AGAINST slowing the rise in rail fares:

Show votes 0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2013


On MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS, Robert GOODWILL MP [Con.]:

  • Generally voted AGAINST Labour’s anti-terrorism laws:

Show votes 4 votes for, 13 votes against, 7 absences, between 2005–2010


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