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Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Welcomes Funding Boost For Troubled Families Sheme

      Troubled families in Swindon will benefit from over half a million pounds of additional funding to help get their lives back on track – news which has been welcomed by North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson.   The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick MP, announced a £165 million boost in additional funding for the Troubled Families Scheme, which will provide intensive support for some of the most vulnerable families in Swindon - including ...

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Justin Praises Theatres For Autism-Friendly Pantomimes

     THEATRES hosting autism-friendly pantos are leading the way in creating a more inclusive arts industry, North Swindon MP, and Minister for Disabled People, Justin Tomlinson has said.   Justin  has praised the work of many theatres for catering to autistic children this holiday season by hosting so-called "relaxed performances" – and called on others to follow their lead.   These shows have less artificial lighting and background noises and are designed to create a more welcomi...

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Justin Welcomes Speedway Stadium News

    North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the news that The Speedway Stadium application will return to planning next week – and is recommended for approval.   The recent delays were due to concerns around noise levels, and ensuring that the guidelines regarding noise disturbance are adhered to. The new report has recognised the importance of speedway to Swindon, and that an acoustic noise barrier will limit noise disturbance. In addition, because the new main stand will be b...

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Swindon Advertiser Column - There Is Still Vital Work Locally To Be Done

2020 has arrived!  With a new Government in place dominating the news headlines, there is still vital work locally to be done.   Local Health Services – Robert Buckland MP and I were thrilled to have helped secure the £30m to expand the A&E at the GWH, and £15m for the proposed Radiotherapy Centre.  We will be working with the GWH to bring forward both projects as quickly as possible, which will be a real boost for local patients.  Rightly funding for the NHS is increasing, and we ...

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Swindon Advertiser Column - I Remain As Determined As Ever To Champion Our Community

    Thank you to everyone who voted for me in last weeks General Election.  I am very proud to have the opportunity to continue to represent my fellow local residents in Parliament.   During the 6-week campaign I covered over 1m steps (over 20 miles a day!), delivered lots of leaflets, knocked on doors and wrote leaflets into the early hours.  It was certainly the coldest (and wettest!) election campaign I have been involved in and I was very grateful for all the residents who took th...

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Justin Re-Appointed Minister Of State

    North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson will be returning to his role as Minister of State in the Department for Work and Pensions - following his re-appointment by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.   Justin was first appointed as Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work in April last year - a promotion from a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State role in the DWP.   As a Minister, Justin has focused particularly on promoting employment and personal development opportunities fo...

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Justin Welcomes Record High Employment

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the recent announcement that employment in the UK is at a record high.  Statistics released by the Office of National Statistics show that the UK employment rate stands at a record high of 76.2%. There are currently 32.8m people working in the UK, 309,000 more than a year earlier.  In addition to this, the number of people working full time has also risen to a record high of 20.71m – increasing by 272,000 over the last year, while the number...

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Justin Tomlinson Re-Elected in North Swindon

    Justin Tomlinson has been re-elected as the Member of Parliament for North Swindon, following a record result at the recent General Election which saw a 7.1% swing to the Conservatives.   Justin Tomlinson (Con) – 32,584Kate Linnegar (Lab) - 16,413Katie Critchlow (Lib Dem) - 4,408Andy Bentley (Green) – 1,710   Justin emerged victorious, securing just under 60% of the vote and a majority of 16,171.  Justin secured a record majority, highest number of votes cast and largest sha...

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