Fighting for the issues that matter most to you!

Welcome to Royston Smith MP’s Website 2017-06-30T09:35:00+00:00

I am proud to have been elected as the Member of Parliament for the Southampton Itchen Constituency again in 2017 and I have now been an MP here since 2015.

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 Smith MP

Royston Smith

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More Funding for Our Schools

July 18th, 2017|0 Comments

The Government has announced an additional £1.3 billion for schools funding over two years - meaning schools funding will be £2.6 billion higher in 2019-20. This is good news for children in our city.


Today, our healthcare system has been ranked the best healthcare system of 11 wealthy countries by the independent think tank The Commonwealth Fund. The NHS came top in 5 of [...]

Balancing the public finances

This morning I attended a debate in Parliament on balancing the public finances. This was a very well attended debate and highlighted how important it is as a country to [...]

Public Sector Pay

I think it's important people understand the reasoning behind my vote on yesterday's amendment to the Queen's Speech on the public sector pay cap. The amendment put forward by Labour [...]

Her Majesty’s Most Gracious Speech

It was an honour to be present for Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech. Provision for increases in investment in schools and health, particularly mental health. Legislation to protect victims of [...]

Statement on Grenfell

In recent days, I have been contacted by a number of residents, some by email and others on Facebook, in relation to an Independent article from last year linked to [...]

Terror Attack in Manchester

Whatever our troubles they are mostly nothing compared to what happened to dozens of innocent people last night. The attack in Manchester on innocent men, women, and most cruelly of [...]

Fox Hunting Update

Amongst a very positive Conservative Party Manifesto, I was disappointed to see that it included a free vote on fox hunting. This was discussed in Parliament in 2015 and at [...]

Out of control Executive Pay

While Southampton's Labour Council are putting libraries and swimming pools at risk and cutting bin collections to fortnightly they have increased those earning over £100,000 per year by nearly 40%. [...]