Royston Smith

Conservative MP for Southampton, Itchen

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

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

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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 for Education
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • General Practitioners: Southampton
  • General Practitioners
  • UK Membership of EU: Referendums
  • Palliative Care
  • Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

Currently held offices

  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Oct 2017 to 3 Jul 2018)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Oct 2017 to 3 Jul 2018)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Oct 2017 to 3 Jul 2018)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (19 Dec 2016 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Barker Mill Estates, Longdown, Marchwood SO40 4UH, for consultancy services:
18 July 2019, £6,000 received for the period 1 February 2019 – 1 May 2019. Hours: 30 hrs (10 hrs per month). (Registered 18 July 2019)
25 October 2019, £6,000 received for the period 1 May 2019 – 31 July 2019. Hours: 30 hrs (10 hrs per month). (Registered 18 December 2019)
25 April 2020, £6,000 received for the period 1 November 2019 - 31 January 2020. Hours: 30 hours (10 hours per month). (Registered 19 May 2020)
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing opinion surveys. All fees donated to local charities:
7 September 2019, payment of £75 for January 2019 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 10 January 2020)
13 September 2019, payment of £75 for September 2019 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 10 January 2020)
11 October 2019, payment of £75 for October 2019 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 10 January 2020)
Payments from YouGov, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing opinion surveys. All fees donated to local charities:
5 September 2019, payment of £60 for September 2019 Survey. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 10 January 2020)
23 October 2019, payment of £60 for October 2019 MPs Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 10 January 2020)
7 November 2019, payment of £100 for November 2019 MPs Survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 10 January 2020)
11 November 2019, payment of £100 for November 2019 MPs Survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 10 January 2020)
8 January 2020, payment of £80 for January 2020 MPs Survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 10 January 2020)
6 March 2020, payment of £100 for March 2020 survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 29 June 2020)
11 March 2020, payment of £100 for March 2020 survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 29 June 2020)
24 March 2020, payment of £100 for April 2020 survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 29 June 2020)
4 June 2020, payment of £70 for May 2020 MPs Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 29 June 2020)
19 June 2020, payment of £100 for June 2020 MPs Survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 29 June 2020)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: J C Bamford Excavators Ltd
Address of donor: Lakeside Works, Denstone Road, Rocester, Uttoxeter ST14 5JP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 for the 2019 General Election

Donor status: company, registration 00561597

(Registered 18 December 2019)
Name of donor: Benjamin James Rose
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 for the 2019 General Election

Donor status: individual

(Registered 18 December 2019)
Name of donor: Carlton Club Political Committee
Address of donor: The Carlton Club, 69 St. James Street, London SW1A 1PJ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 for the 2019 General Election

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 06 January 2020)
Name of donor: New Forest Business Club
Address of donor: NFWCA, 4 Cliff Crescent, Marine Drive, Barton On Sea, New Milton BH25 7EB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 for the 2019 General Election

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 06 January 2020)
Name of donor: The United and Cecil Club
Address of donor: Abbatt Group, New Penseral House, 283-287, High Holborn, London WC1V 7HF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 for the 2019 General Election

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 06 January 2020)
Name of donor: The United and Cecil Club
Address of donor: Abbatt Group, New Penseral House, 283-287, High Holborn, London WC1V 7HF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000 for the 2019 General Election

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 06 January 2020)
Name of donor: Association of Conservative Clubs
Address of donor: 24 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000 for the General Election

Donor status: company, registration 00457188

(Registered 06 January 2020)
Name of donor: Association of Conservative Clubs
Address of donor: 24 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000 for the 2019 General Election

Donor status: company, registration 00457188

(Registered 06 January 2020)
Name of donor: The Portcullis Club
Address of donor: Whins House, Sabden, Clitherloe BB7 9HP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 for the 2019 General Election

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 06 January 2020)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Saudi Arabia Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, PO Box 55937, Riyadh 11544

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Return flight London to Riyadh, £6,484.22; internal flight Riyadh to Dammam, £562.80; hotel in Riyadh, £515; total value £7,562.02

Destination of visit: Riyadh and Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia

Dates of visit: 22-24 September 2019

Purpose of visit: Parliamentary fact finding visit to Saudi Aramco facilities targeted in 14 September 2019 attack and receiving briefings on latest regional situation.

(Registered 31 October 2019)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Three 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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