A SOUTHAMPTON MP will face no action from police after a complaint over allegations that he handed over voters’ details to a rival election candidate.

Royston Smith had faced claims that he gave the names and addresses of city residents to Ukip candidate Kim Rose, but police have looked into the matter and say he has no case to answer.

Some of the residents who made the claims have made a separate complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) which is currently being considered.

As previously reported, Mr Smith swept to victory in the Labour-held seat earlier this year, having come second to previous MP John Denham in 2010.

This year he beating Rowenna Davis, who had been selected to succeed MP John Denham as Labour candidate, by 2,316 votes.

In the wake of his victory several constituents claimed that that he handed over the names and addresses of hundreds of Labour-voting residents who may be convinced to vote for Ukip.

Mr Rose (inset), who has known Mr Smith for decades, claimed that Mr Smith handed him a “dossier” of private details of Labour voters to help him and take votes away from Labour.

It is also claimed he gave Mr Rose a leaflet for use by Ukip which Mr Rose found offensive due to his Jewish ancestry.

Mr Smith has denied both allegations, although he has said he gave Mr Rose information on wards and votes at previous elections that was accessible to any candidate.

A group of 20 residents whose names were on the list filed a complaint with the Conservative Party, saying their personal data was misused.

Earlier this year Tory party chairman Lord Feldman wrote to the complainants to say that Mr Smith’s local party association said that no data protection breach had occurred. Southampton Itchen Conservative Association who are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as a data controller in their own right.

The letter read: “As Mr Smith was their candidate at the time of this incident this is a matter for them.

“The Association and the candidate believe that no breach has occurred – SICA’s registration with the ICO includes providing personal data to other political organisations.”

And now a spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary has said that the force has completed all enquiries and no further action will be taken.

A spokesman for the ICO said: “We have recently had a concern reported to us in relation to his matter.

“We are currently considering that concern.”

Mr Smith declined to comment.