Andrew Rosindell

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Andrew Rosindell has been the Conservative Member for Parliament (MP) for Romford, in England, since June 2001.

Relationship with the Tobacco Industry

Accepted Tobacco Hospitality

In August 2011 Rosindell accepted two tickets and associated hospitality to the England vs India cricket test match at the Oval, worth £1,447.50, from Japan Tobacco International (JTI).[1]

JTI spent £23,000 entertaining MPs in the UK in six months during 2011.[2] For more information, go to Tobacco Industry Hospitality for UK Politicians.

Opposed Tobacco Control Measures in the UK

Called for Review of Smoking Ban

Rosindell has a mixed record when it comes to his position on the indoor smoking ban. He voted in favour of the smoking ban[3] but in July 2010 signed an Early Day Motion (EDM) calling for a review of the ban.[4]

Voted Against Bill Banning Smoking in Cars Carrying Children

In June 2011, Rosindell voted against a Private Member’s Bill banning smoking in cars carrying children.[5] The bill was supported by the British Lung Foundation.[6]

Affiliations

Rosindell is member of The Freedom Association (TFA), a libertarian campaign group.[7][8]

In 2010 Rosindell supported an EDM which criticised the BBC for labelling the TFA as a "a very, very right-wing kind of sub-BNP [British National Party], slightly posher version of the BNP". The EDM stated that this description of the TRA was "completely untrue".[9]

TobaccoTactics Resources

Relevant Link

Profile of Andrew Rosindell on TheyWorkForYou website.

Notes

  1. House of Commons Publications,‘Register of Members' Financial Interests - as at 13th December 2011’ (pdf), 13 December 2011, accessed December 2011
  2. Miles Goslett and Keith Gladdis, ‘Tobacco firm gave thousands of pounds worth of hospitality to nine MPs who opposed smoking bill’, Daily Mail, 23 November 2011, accessed December 2011
  3. They Work for you, Andrew Rosindell, accessed May 2012
  4. House of Commons website, Early day motion 406 - REVIEW OF SMOKING BAN IN PUBS AND CLUBS, 6 July 2010, accessed December 2011
  5. Hansard, Smoking in Private Vehicles bill first reading in the House of Commons, 22 June 2011, accessed December 2011
  6. British Lung Foundation, ‘Alex Cunningham MP successfully tabled a motion to stop smoking in cars with children’, Press Release, 22 June 2011, accessed December 2011
  7. D. Hencke, Four Conservative hardliners who could win seats at the election, The Guardian, 2 May 2001, accessed January 2018
  8. J. Burton, The rise of the new Conservatives, The Cambridge Student, 23 October 2009, accessed January 2018
  9. House of Commons website, 'Early day motion 1233 - BBC, THE FREEDOM ASSOCIATION AND NORRIS McWHIRTER', 21 December 2010, accessed December 2011