TORY candidate Royston Smith is campaigning to get Southampton a fair deal from Government.

The deputy leader of Southampton City Council was first elected to represent the Harefield ward in 2000.

He is also chairman of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority, a governor of Southampton Solent University and a director of the Business Southampton pressure group.

He was born in Harefield, grew up in Bitterne Park and currently lives in the Peartree Ward with his family.

Mr Smith spent ten years in the Royal Air Force flying as an engineer with the Nimrod Maritime Reconnaissance fleet before joining British Airways in 1990.

He spends his free time in the gym, playing tennis and cooking.

Mr Smith has been campaigning for a fair deal for Southampton, fighting for Itchen College when the Government withdrew funding, to protect Southampton's estate regeneration programme and get investment into Woolston High Street.

Most recently he has called on the strategic health authority to hold a referendum before adding fluoride to the city's water supply.

He holds a surgery in Bitterne library and supplements that with numerous street surgeries throughout the year