Richard Ottaway was the Conservative MP for Croydon South (1992 - 2015). 
In September 2010, he signed an Early Day Motion calling for a review of the smoking ban.
In October 2010, he voted for the smoking ban to be overturned.
In December 2010, he signed a letter in demanding that the tobacco display ban be reconsidered.
In June 2011, he voted against a Private Member’s Bill banning smoking in cars carrying children. The bill was supported by the British Lung Foundation.
Profile of Richard Ottaway on TheyWorkForYou website.
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