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
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 […]
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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 […]
Economic migrants and refugees are not the same.
In the UK we have an incredibly proud history of rescuing refugees (such as those who work valiantly alongside British troops in Afghanistan and Iraq as interpreters) and those fleeing persecution from war torn countries. At present we are engaging in an act of firefighting and we need to have a clear strategic plan that […]
The Assisted Dying Bill
On the 11th September, a bill will come to the House of Commons which will seek to introduce Assisted Dying and as your MP it is my intention to attend and vote on this issue. The bill would enable competent adults who are terminally ill to choose to be provided with medically supervised assistance to […]
Campaign to bring Aston Martin to Southampton
Southampton has excellent transport links, the infrastructure to build a factory and skills in motor manufacturing that have been established over generations. Why would Aston Martin not consider Southampton as a potential location for a new manufacturing facility? You can read about the campaign here