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:

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Royston Smith has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Transport: Topical Questions 29 Apr 2021

    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...
  • Fire Safety Bill: After Clause 2 - Legislative proposals relating to prohibition on passing remediation costs on to leaseholders and tenants 28 Apr 2021

    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...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army: Coronavirus 28 Apr 2021

    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.

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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
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • General Practitioners: Southampton
  • General Practitioners
  • UK Membership of EU: Referendums
  • Palliative Care
  • Eating Disorders

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: 12 Apr 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Barker Mill Estates, Longdown, Marchwood SO40 4UH, for consultancy services:
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)
7 July 2020, £6,000 received for the period 1 February 2020 – 30 April 2020. Hours: 30 hrs (10 hrs per month). (Registered 28 July 2020)
27 October 2020, £6,000 received for the period 1 May 2020 – 31 July 2020. Hours: 30 hrs (10 hrs per month). (Registered 16 November 2020)
26 January 2021, £6,000 received for the period 1 August 2020 – 31 October 2020. Hours: 30 hrs (10 hrs per month). (Registered 18 February 2021)
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing opinion surveys. All fees donated to local charities:
18 June 2020, payment of £75 for June 2020 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 15 December 2020)
10 July 2020, payment of £75 for July 2020 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 15 December 2020)
17 September 2020, payment of £75 for September 2020 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 15 December 2020)
23 October 2020, payment of £75 for October 2020 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 15 December 2020)
10 December 2020, payment of £75 for December 2020 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 15 December 2020)
10 December 2020, payment of £50 for Parliamentary Stakeholder Panel Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 15 December 2020)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing opinion surveys. All fees donated to local charities:
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)
10 July 2020, payment of £100 for July 2020 MPs Survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 19 October 2020)
17 September 2020, payment of £100 for September 2020 MPs Survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 19 October 2020)
23 October 2020, payment of £60 for October 2020 Survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 13 November 2020)
19 November 2020, payment of £60 for November 2020 Survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 15 December 2020)
14 December 2020, payment of £100 for December 2020 Survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 15 December 2020)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for completing opinion surveys. All fees donated to local charities:
20 August 2020, payment of £200 for Summer 2020 MPs Survey. Hours: 75 mins. (Registered 20 August 2020)
11 December 2020, payment of £200 for Winter 2020 MPs Survey. Hours: 75 mins. (Registered 07 January 2021)
1 October 2020, received payment of £200 from CT Group, 6 Chesterfield Gardens, London W1J 5BQ, for completing an opinion survey. Hours: 30 mins. Fee donated to local charities. (Registered 15 October 2020)
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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