MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

VIDEO: Justin Tomlinson Highlights Success Of Universal Credit & Calls For Greater Links Between Businesses & Jobcentres

Local MP Justin Tomlinson has highlighted the positive transformational change Universal Credit as he made an impassioned & personal speech in Parliament.Previously, people in need of support had to negotiate a minefield of different types of support and when they did receive support, they often encountered an absurd cliff-edge which meant that any entitlement to support once they worked more than 16 hours a week. But Universal Credit simplifies six benefits into one and removes the cliff-ed...

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Local MP Praises Government Efforts To Tackle Modern Day Slavery

North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson, has praised the Government’s efforts to tackle modern day slavery.Justin used Anti-Slavery Day to highlight the devastating effects modern day slavery has on victims and highlighted the work the Government has been doing to combat it.The Prime Minister has announced that Britain will train new specialist investigators and frontline police officers, and will develop the expertise of prosecutors so that they can better handle complex cases and support traumati...

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VIDEO: Justin Tomlinson Takes Constituents' Concerns About Leasehold & Management Companies Directly To Minister

Local MP Justin Tomlinson has taken the concerns of fellow North Swindon residents about leasehold & management companies directly to the Minister.Justin has been an active campaigner on these issues throughout his time as an MP and has progressed these causes through his work on the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on leasehold reformIn many cases new homes are being built and are sold on in this way, with some of them being sold to new home buyers who are left with unfair agreements th...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes News Employment Has Hit All-Time Record High

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the news that unemployment across the United Kingdom has fallen again and the number of people in work has risen to an all-time record high.Since 2010 unemployment across the country has fallen by one million, while youth unemployment has fallen by 415,000. The figures, released by the Office for National Statistics, also show that there are now 32.10 million people in work, 317,000 more than last year. These figures have been driven by increases i...

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VIDEO: Justin Tomlinson Discusses Support For Adults With Learning Disabilities

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has highlighted the proactive steps the Government is taking to support adults with learning disabilities during a debate in Parliament.During his speech, Justin highlighted the shocking statistic that just 6% of people with a learning disability were in work. He talked about the work he had undertaken during his time as the Minister for Disabled People to improve access to apprenticeships & employment opportunities. As part of this, Justin also raised a ...

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Local MP Welcomes Plans To Improve Access To Leisure Facilities For Carers

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed plans by Better Leisure to make access to sports & recreation facilities easier for carers.Better Leisure Centres in Swindon have launched a new initiative designed to support carers, by recognising the barriers they often experience in accessing leisure activities and improving accessibility to the sports and leisure facilities it operates.Carers registered with Swindon Carers Centre will be offered discounted membership to Better facilities, ...

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North Swindon MP Hosts Swindon Branch Of The Motor Neurone Disease Association

North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson met with the Swindon Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association to discuss the finding of a report into the financial implications of Motor Neurone Disease (MND).The report found that the financial impact of an MND diagnosis could be as high as £12,000 a year. This includes one off costs such as home adaptations, and regular costs such as higher heating bills.The Swindon MND Association asked Justin to support seven recommendations, which included: better...

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VIDEO: Justin Tomlinson Calls For Shorter More Intensive Degrees To Cut Student Fees

Local MP Justin Tomlinson has asked Ministers to look into reforming university course to deliver better value for students and the taxpayer.Justin's call for action came during an Urgent Question on Higher Education Funding in Parliament and the North Swindon MP cited the issue of many university courses being overly long. Currently some courses which could be covered in two years stretch on to last three and sometimes four years. These courses do not always provide the highest quality of tea...

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