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Royston Smith

MP, Southampton, Itchen

Southampton, Itchen Conservative

Royston Smith’s voting in Parliament

Royston Smith is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Royston Smith sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Royston Smith voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Royston Smith voted for requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Royston Smith’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Royston Smith’s full vote analysis page for more.

Royston Smith has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 13 Jun 2018

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Conservative MP for Southampton, Itchen

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Royston Smith campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department of Health
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Transport
  • Cabinet Office
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • General Practitioners
  • General Practitioners: Southampton
  • Palliative Care
  • UK Membership of EU: Referendums
  • Eating Disorders

Currently held offices

  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (10 Oct 2017 to 3 Jul 2018)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (19 Dec 2016 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Royston Smith’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 188 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 90.96% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 73 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Royston Smith’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 19 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jul 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Barker Mill Estates, Longdown, Marchwood SO40 4UH, for consultancy services:
31 October 2017, £6,000 received for the period 1 May 2017 - 30 July 2017. Hours: 30 hrs (10 hrs per month). (Registered 15 November 2017)
31 October 2017, £6,000 received for the period 1 August 2017 - 31 October 2017. Hours: 30 hrs (10 hrs per month). (Registered 15 November 2017)
30 March 2018, £6,000 received for the period 1 November 2017 – 31 January 2018. Hours: 30 hrs (10 hrs per month). (Registered 20 April 2018)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing surveys:
9 September 2017, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. Fee donated direct to local charity. (Registered 29 September 2017)
16 January 2018, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hour. Fee donated direct to local charity. (Registered 19 January 2018)
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing opinion surveys:
28 February 2017, payment of £100 for November 2016 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Fee donated direct to local charity. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 28 September 2017)
8 June 2017, payment of £75 for January 2017 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Fee donated direct to local charity. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 28 September 2017)
22 September 2017, payment of £75 for February 2017 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Fee donated direct to local charity. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 28 September 2017)
22 September 2017, payment of £75 for June 2017 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Fee donated direct to local charity. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 28 September 2017)
29 September 2017, payment of £150 for July and September 2017 Parliamentary Panel Surveys. Fee donated direct to local charity. Hours: 30 mins each; 1 hr in total. (Registered 19 December 2017)
17 November 2017, payment of £75 for October 2017 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Fee donated direct to local charity. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 08 March 2018)
5 January 2018, payment of £100 for November 2017 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Fee donated direct to local charity. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 23 April 2018)
2 February 2018, payment of £100 for January 2018 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Fee donated direct to local charity. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 23 April 2018)
14 March 2018, payment of £75 for February 2018 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Fee donated direct to local charity. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 23 April 2018)
16 April 2018, payment of £75 for March 2018 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Fee donated direct to local charity. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 23 April 2018)
22 May 2018, payment of £75 for April 2018 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Fee donated direct to local charity. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 25 May 2018)
25 June 2018, payment of £75 for May 2018 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 28 June 2018)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing opinion surveys:
14 February 2017, payment of £20. Hours: 15 mins. Fee donated direct to local charity. (Registered 23 November 2017)
22 March 2017, payment of £80. Hours: 30 mins. Fee donated direct to local charity. (Registered 23 November 2017)
26 April 2017, payment of £20. Hours: 15 mins. Fee donated direct to local charity. (Registered 23 November 2017)
26 July 2017, payment of £30. Hours: 15 mins. Fee donated direct to local charity. (Registered 23 November 2017)
4 October 2017, payment of £40. Hours: 15 mins. Fee donated direct to local charity. (Registered 23 November 2017)
7 November 2017, payment of £40. Hours: 15 mins. Fee donated direct to local charity. (Registered 23 November 2017)
17 November 2017, payment of £100. Hours: 45 mins. Fee donated direct to local charity. (Registered 23 November 2017)
20 December 2017, payment of £60. Hours: 20 mins. Fee donated direct to local charity. (Registered 08 March 2018)
10 January 2018, payment of £30. Hours: 5 mins. Fee donated direct to local charity. (Registered 26 June 2018)
12 March 2018, payment of £60. Hours: 15 mins. Fee donated direct to local charity. (Registered 26 June 2018)
27 March 2018, payment of £80. Hours: 20 mins. Fee donated direct to local charity. (Registered 26 June 2018)
9 May 2018, payment of £70. Hours: 15 mins. Fee donated direct to local charity. (Registered 26 June 2018)
22 June 2018, payment of £80. Hours: 15 mins. Fee donated direct to local charity. (Registered 26 June 2018)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Premier League
Address of donor: 30 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8PL

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets to watch Southampton at Wembley with a total value, including hospitality, of £528

Date received: 22 April 2018

Date accepted: 22 April 2018

Donor status: company, registration 2719699

(Registered 24 April 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Kingdom of Bahrain Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: PO Box 547, Manama, Bahrain

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, transport, food and accommodation with a value of £2,909

Destination of visit: Bahrain

Dates of visit: 13-15 October 2017

Purpose of visit: to visit the new Royal Navy Base HMS Juffair, meet with HRH Crown Prince Salman, senior government officials and business leaders and the British diplomatic team in order to support and understand the British-Bahrain bilateral relationship.

(Registered 03 November 2017)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
3 flats in Southampton: (i) and (ii). (Registered 04 June 2015)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Vigilo Ltd trading as RMJ Public Relations; Political Consultancy. (Registered 4 June 2015; updated 15 December 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
I am a Director of 3sfire Ltd (wholly owned commercial trading arm of Hampshire fire and rescue authority), unremunerated. (Registered 04 June 2015)
Since before my election, a Director of the Blue Lamp Trust; a charity which raises money, through driver training, to help vulnerable people who have been victims of crime. (Registered 16 December 2015; updated 26 January 2016)

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