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
VAT on Sanitary Products
I have received some emails and Twitter messages about the vote in Parliament this week regarding sanitary products. For the record I think VAT charged at 5% on sanitary products is a disgrace. However, those that have sent generic emails and some unpleasant messages have done so because they have not been provided with all […]
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Another Excellent Event at Cobbett Road Library
I had the great pleasure to attend the Cobbett Road Library’s Alice in Wonderland event this morning. This local library is under threat despite only needing £52,000 per year to keep it open. While I understand the need to save money I will never understand why the Labour Council spent £96,000 early this year putting […]
The Government’s policy on reforming the system of Working Tax Credits (WTC) has featured heavily in the news this week and been the focus of heated exchanges in the Commons. Many of my constituents have taken the trouble to contact me voicing their views and concerns regarding the impacts of these changes. I would again […]
Bitterne Walk-in Service Axed
This afternoon I attended the board meeting of the Southampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and with the permission of the board I addressed the meeting. In my address I talked of the need to keep the Bitterne Walk-In Centre open, particularly as this is the only service of its type on our side of the […]
Why I voted against the Assisted Dying Bill
I have been overwhelmed by the response from constituents regarding this important and very emotive issue. My consultation was an unprecedented exercise carried out by a Member of Parliament and I am pleased that so many people used this opportunity to start a conversation with me. I received around 2000 responses and I would like […]