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Brexit Party Candidate for Bristol South Robert da Vito Boutin

Robert da Vito Boutin

Robert da Vito Boutin

For ten years Robert de Vito Boutin worked out of an office in Bristol as an award- winning freelance writer. He wrote copy for sectors as diverse as engineering and food, finance and entertainment.

A lifelong Europhile, Robert has lived, travelled and/or worked in France, Germany, Greece and Italy. More recently he and his wife have been involved (unpaid) in counselling people from all walks of life, helping charitable organisations in transition and supporting church leaders. Their focus has been on the poor and the disadvantaged.

Robert’s father served in the Royal Navy as a WW2 Fleet Air Arm pilot, after which he dedicated the rest of his life to education. Following in his footsteps, Robert worked in schools as a Head Teacher, Finance Director and Chair of Governors. Robert is married and has a son.

He has a keen interest in Creative Arts, has written and directed a number of plays and a musical, paints occasionally, likes walking, loves film and enjoys everything to do with the sea.

Robert is very excited to be invited to stand in Bristol South, a community of wonderful people who appear to have been poorly served for many years. There is a great deal of rebuilding to do and the work has begun.


Bristol South is a 52.05% remain area and is very winnable.

In the last parliamentary election the winner was Karin Smyth a Labour Hold (29.4% majority) Turnout 65.5% (Total electorate: 83012)

The results were

Karin Smyth LAB 32,666 60.1% +21.7
Mark Weston CON 16,679 30.7% +6.3
Ben Nutland LIB 1,821 3.3% -5.3
Ian Kealey UKI 1,672 3.1% -13.4
Tony Dyer GRE 1,428 2.6% -8.9
Oth OTH 116 0.2%
Last four MPs
2017 Karin Smyth LABOUR
2015 Karin Smyth LABOUR
2010 Dawn Primarolo LABOUR

Karin Smyth's voting record.

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Former Labour for Bristol South

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

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Topics of interest

Karin Smyth campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

Other offices held in the past

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings

Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London EW1 1YW, for surveys. All fees donated to Bristol South Labour Party:

30 January 2019, payment of £200. Hours: approx. 1 hr. (Registered 01 February 2019)

8. Miscellaneous

From October 2016, Ambassador (unremunerated) for Healthcare Denmark, a body established by the Danish Government in partnership with public and private providers. (Registered 21 October 2016)

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