I am proud to have been elected as the Member of Parliament for the Southampton Itchen Constituency.
As someone who has lived here all of my life, I know and understand the area intimately and will fight for the issues that matter most to you; your concerns are my concerns. I want to make Southampton and its residents safer, more prosperous and to make our city one of which we can all be proud.
Thank you for your support
To remain a member or leave the European Union?
In just over two weeks time we will be given the opportunity to decide if we stay in the European Union or leave. This is the most important vote most of us will ever have – more important even than a general election. Many people have already decided how they will vote but around a quarter of voters have still to make up their minds. In order to gauge opinion here in Southampton I am asking you to take part in my survey. It will literally only take a minute and can be accessed by clicking below. Thank you in anticipation.
Royston in Action
I have spent 20 years campaigning for a referendum on our relationship with the European Union. David Cameron was the only politician brave enough to give the voters that referendum. There was a long and robust debate. I made my position clear and the reasons why I feel we can and will thrive outside the […]
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Veterans for Britain
As a military veteran I will be joining millions of my comrades to vote to take back control of our country. We are big enough, confident enough and wealthy enough to chart our own course. Let’s pledge to continue to work closely in partnership with our European friends for the good of all of us […]
Why I am voting leave tomorrow
Tomorrow we will be given our first opportunity, in over 40 years, to endorse or otherwise our membership of the European Union. There have been many debates over the last few weeks and the arguments have all been covered. I have been very disappointed by the tone of the debate. This is about our relationship […]
A conversation with Royston Smith
Thank you to all those local residents who gave up their Saturday evening to join my discussion on Brexit and other issues. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and appreciated all the comments from the floor. Although this was not a debate or part of the referendum campaign, on balance the audience was in favour of […]
Voting to Leave the EU Is the Only Way to Regain Our Sovereignty and Democracy
Royston has co-signed a letter with parliamentary colleagues arguing that the only way for Britain to restore sovereignty and democracy is to leave the EU. Entering Parliament for the first time as an MP can be incredibly affecting. The pomp, the procedures and even the Palace of Westminster itself are steeped in history; reminders are […]