MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Local MP Welcomes August Employment Figures

The number of people in Swindon claiming out of work benefit has fallen by 27% since 2010 – news which has been welcomed by North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson.   Figures released by the independent Office of National Statistics also showed that in the South West there were more than 350,000 more people in work since 2010, bringing the total number of people employed in the area to 2,847,907.   Nationally the employment rate stands at 76.1% - a joint record high with 32.81m people in work....

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Justin Welcomes Cheaper Travel For Young People

         More than a million young people will save hundreds of pounds thanks to a new rail Card – news which has been welcomed by North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson.   The Government announced this week that is was launching the 16-17 Saver card – which offers young people half-price travel.   The card is expected to save young people and their families around £186 every year – as well as boosting educational opportunities, communities and business by making it more afforda...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: This Week Was An Incredibly Special One For Me

This week was an incredibly special one for me, as I became a father for the first time.On Sunday my wife Kate and I welcomed a beautiful little baby girl, and to say we are delighted is an understatement. It seems such a long time ago that we discovered that we were expecting a child, and it was an amazing feeling to finally meet her.I'd like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all of the staff at the GWH for taking such good care of mother and baby. The midwives, doctors & ...

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Justin Welcomes Significant Drop In The Use Of Plastic Bags

         North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed news that the number of plastic bags used in the UK has halved in a year.   Figures showed that 549 million single-use plastic bags were sold by supermarkets in 2018/19 – down from one billion the year before.   In 2015 the Government introduced a 5p charge for plastic bags to tackle plastic pollution, and since then the number of plastics bags brought in the UK has fallen by 90%.   The Government has continued to build ...

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Justin Welcomes New Office For Veterans' Affairs

      Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the creation of an Office for Veterans’ Affairs to provide lifelong support to military personnel – news which has been welcomed by North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson.   The Cabinet Office and Ministry of Defence will work together on the new unit, overseen by Minister for the Cabinet Office Oliver Dowden, and Minister for Service People and Veterans Johnny Mercer.   This marks the first time a dedicated Cabinet Office Minister will...

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Justin Welcomes The National Literacy Trust To His Community Office

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson welcomed the National Literacy Trust to his community office as the group met with local stakeholders.The National Literacy Trust promotes reading, and works with disadvantaged children to make sure they have the literacy skills they need to succeed. The group held two meetings in the community office with local stakeholders to discuss the work the Trust was doing and to share best practice. Throughout his time as an MP, Justin has worked closely with the Nati...

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North Swindon MP Takes Part In Disability Football Festival

North Swindon MP, and Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Justin Tomlinson took part in a special football event to continue his work to promote the power of sport to ensure that people with disabilities are included in society.   Justin took part in the Premier League and BT Sport Disability Football Festival, which aims to help disabled people become more active and more confident, as well as promote inclusivity in sport.   The event showcased the work of the Premier League ...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: This Is An Optimistic Can-Do Approach

With the mercury pushing towards 100 degrees, and 100 days to go until we leave the European Union, there was a buzz around Westminster this week as Boris Johnson won the Conservative leadership election and was invited to form a Government by The Queen.On Wednesday, Theresa May rightly received recognition from all sides as she took her final session of Prime Minister’s Questions. Working with her up close over the past three years, its clear to me that she was dedicated to delivering Brexit ...

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