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
Royston in Action
The Bitterne Walk-in Centre
The Bitterne Walk-in Centre was opened in 2003 and since then has served the East of the city and the constituents I represent very well. In 2011, after a consultation, the operating hours were reduced as a compromise, following a cross party campaign to keep this much loved and much used facility open. Last year […]
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I was honoured to make my Maiden Speech in the House of Commons yesterday. I used the opportunity to pay tribute to John Denham who served Southampton with distinction for over 30 years, 23 of which as our MP. I highlighted the challenges Southampton faces and how those challenges have frequently been overlooked by successive […]
Amendment to the Hunting Act
I appreciate the strong feelings many people have on this issue and I share your concern for safeguarding the welfare of animals. This is why I have always said that I would vote against a repeal of the Hunting Act. On 15 July, the Government will give the House of Commons the opportunity to make […]
New Consultation on the Future of Bitterne Walk-in Centre
Today the Southampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) plans to start a consultation on the closure of the Bitterne Walk in Centre and I thought it was appropriate to set out my views. In October last year the CCG announced that they were planning on shutting the Bitterne Walk in Centre for a trial period without […]
My EU Renegotiation Comments in Context
Earlier this week I talked to the Daily Echo’s Parliamentary journalist about my views on a renegotiation of our relationship with the EU and why I felt the free movement of people simply must be addressed. Read the Daily Echo article here For context: In the interview I said many things. I talked of the […]