Andrew Rosindell

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Andrew Rosindell is the Conservative MP for Romford.

Anti and Pro-Smoking Activities

Rosindell has a mixed record when it comes to smoking. He has voted in favour of the smoking ban. [1] However, in July 2010, he signed an Early Day Motion (EDM) calling for a review of the ban.[2] He also signed an EDM about The Freedom Association.[3]

In June 2011, he had voted against a Private Member’s Bill banning smoking in cars carrying children.[4] The bill was supported by the British Lung Foundation.[5]

Tobacco Hospitality

In August 2011, he accepted two tickets to the England vs India cricket test match at the Oval and hospitality from Japan Tobacco International, worth £1,447.50.[6]

JTI spent £23,000 entertaining MPs in the UK in six months during 2011.[7] For more details, see Tobacco Industry Hospitality for UK Politicians.

External Resources

Profile of Andrew Rosindell on TheyWorkForYou website.

Notes

  1. They Work for you, Andrew Rosindell, accessed May 2012
  2. House of Commons website, Early day motion 406 - REVIEW OF SMOKING BAN IN PUBS AND CLUBS, 6 July 2010, accessed 17 December 2011
  3. House of Commons website, 'Early day motion 1233 - BBC, THE FREEDOM ASSOCIATION AND NORRIS McWHIRTER', 21 December 2010, accessed 17 December 2011
  4. Hansard, Smoking in Private Vehicles bill first reading in the House of Commons, 22 June 2011, accessed 17 December 2011
  5. British Lung Foundation, ‘Alex Cunningham MP successfully tabled a motion to stop smoking in cars with children’, Press Release, 22 June 2011, accessed 17 December 2011
  6. House of Commons Publications,‘Register of Members' Financial Interests - as at 13th December 2011’ (pdf), 13 December 2011, accessed 15 December 2011
  7. 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 16 December 2011