New Role For Scarborough and Whitby MP

Robert Goodwill is now working in the Home Office as Minister of State for Immigration.

The new job comes after his three years as a Junior Transport Minister.

Mr Goodwill says he's got a tough task ahead of him following the Brexit vote. 

He said:

"Immigration Minister is probably one of the key roles in the administration that Theresa May has formed and I'm under no illusions of what a challenge it will be to get those decisions right. I look forward to that challenge and certainly a number of colleagues who've telephoned me have wished me luck and said that I've been given one of the toughest jobs in the government and that I should take that as a personal compliment.

"Given the result of the referendum, one of the great challenges facing our country is the issue of immigration - how we can balance the needs of our economy but at the same time look at how immigration put pressure on public services. A lot of those decisions will be dependent on the EU negotiations because obviously we're going to have a new relationship with the 27 states."

Robert Goodwill is now working in the Home Office as Minister of State for Immigration.

Yorkshire Coast Radio News