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

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

With the so-called ‘snap’ general election only two weeks away, and with a shrinking Conservative lead in the polls, Robert GOODWILL, the incumbent MP for Scarborough & Whitby, is nevertheless 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?

Part One of this quick check of Robert GOODWILL’s Parliamentary voting record highlighted the proposals against which he consistently voted AGAINST.

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

Hopefully, this may assist.

[Data source – TheyWorkForYou.com]


On FOREIGN POLICY / DEFENCE, Robert GOODWILL MP [Con.]:

  •  Consistently voted FOR use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas:

Show votes 5 votes for, 1 vote against, between 2010–2015

  • Consistently voted FOR replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system:

Show votes 7 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2007–2016

 


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

  • Consistently voted FOR reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the “bedroom tax”):

Show votes 14 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2012–2014

  • Consistently voted FOR making local councils responsible for helping those in financial need afford their council tax and reducing the amount spent on such support:

Show votes 4 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2012

  • Consistently voted FOR a reduction in spending on welfare benefits

Show votes 53 votes for, 1 vote against, between 2012–2016

 


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

  • Consistently voted FOR higher taxes on plane tickets:

Show votes 9 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2012–2014

  • Consistently voted FOR allowing employees to exchange some employment rights for shares in the company they work for:

Show votes 5 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2012–2013

 


On BUSINESS & The ECONOMY, Robert GOODWILL MP [Con.]:

  • Consistently voted FOR reducing the rate of corporation tax:

Show votes 25 votes for, 1 vote against, between 2010–2016

  • Consistently voted FOR new high speed rail infrastructure:

Show votes 6 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2013–2016

 


On EDUCATION, Robert GOODWILL MP [Con.]:

  • Consistently voted FOR greater autonomy for schools:

Show votes 22 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2006–2014

  • Consistently voted FOR academy schools:

Show votes 10 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016

  • Consistently voted FOR ending financial support for some 16-19 year olds in training and further education:

Show votes 2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011

  • Consistently voted FOR university tuition fees:

Show votes 3 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016

 


On CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM, Robert GOODWILL MP [Con.]:

  • Consistently voted FOR reducing central government funding of local government:

Show votes 6 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2010–2017

  • Consistently voted FOR a veto for MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland over laws specifically impacting their part of the UK:

Show votes 3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2015

 


On HOME AFFAIRS, Robert GOODWILL MP [Con.]:

  • Consistently voted FOR a stricter asylum system:

Show votes 7 votes for, 0 votes against, 5 absences, between 2007–2016

  • Consistently voted FOR merging police and fire services under Police and Crime Commissioners:

Show votes 3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2016

 


On ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, Robert GOODWILL MP [Con.]:

  • Consistently voted FOR selling England’s state owned forests:

Show votes 2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011

  • Consistently voted FOR higher taxes on plane tickets:

Show votes 9 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2012–2014

 


On TRANSPORT, Robert GOODWILL MP [Con.]:

  • Consistently voted FOR new high speed rail infrastructure:

Show votes 6 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2013–2016

 


On HOUSING, Robert GOODWILL MP [Con.]:

  • Consistently voted FOR phasing out secure tenancies for life:

Show votes 5 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2015–2016

  • Consistently voted FOR charging a market rent to high earners renting a council home:

Show votes 5 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2015–2016

 


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

  • Consistently voted FOR the privatisation of Royal Mail:

Show votes 5 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2009–2011

  • Consistently voted FOR allowing national security sensitive evidence to be put before courts in secret sessions:

Show votes 7 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2012–2013

  • Consistently voted FOR limits on success fees paid to lawyers in no-win no fee cases:

Show votes 6 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2012–2013

 


 

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