Robert Goodwill

Robert Goodwill (born 31 December 1956) is a British Conservative Party politician and farmer serving as Member of Parliament (MP) for Scarborough and Whitby since 2005. He was previously a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Yorkshire and the Humber. Goodwill served in Theresa May’s government as Minister of State at the Home Office, the Department for Education and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.[1]


Robert Goodwill

Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries & Food
In office
5 March 2019  25 July 2019
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byGeorge Eustice
Succeeded byGeorge Eustice
Minister of State for Children and Families
In office
12 June 2017  9 January 2018
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byEdward Timpson
Succeeded byNadhim Zahawi
Minister of State for Immigration
In office
16 July 2016  11 June 2017
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byJames Brokenshire
Succeeded byBrandon Lewis
Minister of State for Transport
In office
9 December 2015  16 July 2016
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byJohn Hayes
Succeeded byJohn Hayes
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport
In office
7 October 2013  9 December 2015
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byNorman Baker
Succeeded byThe Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Lord Commissioner of the Treasury
In office
4 September 2012  7 October 2013
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byJames Duddridge
Succeeded byKaren Bradley
Member of Parliament
for Scarborough and Whitby
Assumed office
5 May 2005
Preceded byLawrie Quinn
Majority10,270 (20.7%)
Member of the European Parliament
for Yorkshire and the Humber
In office
15 July 1999  1 May 2004
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byGodfrey Bloom
Personal details
Born (1956-12-31) 31 December 1956 (age 64)
Terrington, England
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Maureen Short
Children3
Alma materNewcastle University
WebsiteOfficial website

Goodwill is a member of the Cornerstone Group of Conservative MPs. He describes himself as a "staunch Eurosceptic"[2] but supported Remain in the EU referendum.[3]