Oliver Colvile

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Oliver Colvile was the Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport (England) from 2010 to 2017.

Relationship with the Tobacco Industry

Accepted Tobacco Hospitality

In 2013 Colvile accepted two tickets to the Chelsea Flower show worth £1,260 from Japan Tobacco International (JTI).1
In August 2011 Colvile had accepted one ticket, and associated hospitality, to the England vs India cricket test match at the Oval, worth £694.80, from JTI.2
JTI spent £23,000 entertaining MPs in the UK in six months during 2011.3 For more information, see Tobacco Industry Hospitality for UK Politicians.

Opposed Tobacco Control Measures in UK

Against Smoking Ban

In October 2010, Colvile voted for the smoking ban to be overturned in pubs and private members’ clubs.4

TobaccoTactics Resources

Relevant Link

Profile of Oliver Colvile on TheyWorkForYou website.

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  1. House of Commons Publications, Register of Members’ Financial Interests – 2 June 2014 report, 2 June 2014, accessed May 2019
  2. House of Commons Publications, Register of Members’ Financial Interests – as at 13th December 2011 (pdf), 13 December 2011, accessed May 2019
  3. M. Goslett,K. Gladdis, Tobacco firm gave thousands of pounds worth of hospitality to nine MPs who opposed smoking bill, Daily Mail, 23 November 2011, accessed May 2019
  4. Public Houses and Private Members’ Clubs (Smoking) Bill, They Work For You, 13 October 2010, accessed May 2019