Politics Society Talk with Royston Smith MP

26 Nov, -
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Politics Society Talk with Royston Smith MP

Royston Smith is the Conservative MP for Southampton Itchen constituency following his election in 2015. He was then re-elected in 2017 and again at the 2019 General Election.


Royston joined the Royal Air Force (RAF) aged 16 and served for ten years, flying as a ground engineer in Nimrod maritime patrol aircraft. Following this, he worked for British Airways for 16 years as an aeronautical engineer.


In 2000, Royston was elected as a councillor on Southampton City Council. He served for 16 years on the council and was leader of the council between 2010-2012.


Royston is delighted to join the University of Southampton Politics Society to talk about his work campaigning for fire safety reform in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. This is an issue that affects millions of people and Royston has been leading the rebellion against the Government's failure to address this issue. He will also be very happy to take questions on other issues of interest to the audience


For any questions about the event, please contact politics society. You must be signed up via the link to attend. 

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