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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:
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The active travel grant funding made available to local authorities such as mine was very welcome, but unfortunately the Labour-run council in Southampton has used this funding to halve road capacity on main arterial routes into the city. As lockdown has eased, this has caused congestion and made already poor air quality much worse. Will my right hon. Friend confirm that the active travel...
First, I have agreed with pretty much everything that the hon. Member for Croydon Central (Sarah Jones) has said in these debates over the last few weeks, but I disagree fundamentally with her bringing into it this political trope that the reason the Government will not act is that they are all in the pocket of the developers. That does not help this debate, it does not help us move it...
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to facilitate the rollout of the covid-19 vaccine for serving soldiers.
Conservative MP for Southampton, Itchen
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Royston Smith campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 12 Apr 2021.
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