MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Praises Nationwide's Innovative New Building

   Nationwide Building Society’s new multi-million pound investment in Swindon has officially been opened by North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson. Justin opened Nationwide’s new Ramsbury House Building during a special event at its Kembrey Business Park home. The new building will hold up to 700 people from Nationwide’s digital community, and will offer a state-of-the-art working environment – including a gym, cycle park and a ‘town hall space.’ The society was keen to ensure that...

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Swindon Advertiser Column - Nationwide Leading The Way With State-of-the-Art New Offices

Last week, I talked about the latest record employment statistics, with 33 million people now in active work in the UK – up 3.9 million since 2010. While Swindon’s economy has challenges as we seek to navigate the post-Honda changes, we still have seen 11,000 more jobs created since 2010. One of the largest growth areas has been in the financial services sector, with Nationwide now becoming Swindon’s largest employer with over 6,500 staff. Yesterday I had the pleasure of helping to cut...

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Justin Welcomes Rise In Nurse Numbers

  North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed news that nurse numbers have risen by more than 8,000 in the last year. There has been an increase of 8,570 nurses over the last year, contributing towards the Government’s pledge to have 50,000 more nurses by 2025. In addition to this, the latest UCAS statistics show that the number of nursing applicants to English universities has risen by 6% over the last year - with 35,960 applicants to nursing and midwifery courses at English universi...

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Swindon Advertiser Column - Vital investment will support for victims of flooding

  As I am writing this, it is still raining and the national news has just announced some parts of the UK could see a month’s worth of rain in the next 24 hours alone, falling on ground that is already saturated. This is causing very understandable and real concern for the communities affected, with 120 flood warnings remaining in place across the country. Rightly the Government has announced that the Flooding Recovery Framework has been activated in response to the severe weather from S...

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Swindon MPs Welcome New Government Funding To Help House Survivors Of Domestic Abuse In The Town

Swindon MPs Robert Buckland and Justin Tomlinson have welcomed the news that Swindon is set to receive funding of £99,995.00 from the Government to provide essential, life-saving support in safe housing for survivors of domestic abuse and their children. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP announced today that £16.6 million will be given to 75 projects to help fund domestic abuse refuge services across the country. South Swindon MP Robert Buckland, who has been working on the Domestic Abus...

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Health Secretary Meets With Local CCG Representatives

   North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson invited Swindon CCG Chair Dr Sarah Bruen and her colleague Dr Amanda Webb to personally meet with the Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock MP. The meeting was very positive, with the group discussing a variety of projects and opportunities to help deliver improvements in Swindon. Locally, they shared their first-hand experience of the recent IMH Surgery challenges, and how the transfer of these GP Surgeries to new local providers has been delivered...

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Justin Welcomes Record Employment Rate

  North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed news that average weekly wages have reached their highest levels since Labour’s financial crash. Figures released by the Office of National Statistics showed that the average weekly wage reached £512 in the three months to December - which is the highest since March 2008, when adjusted for inflation. In addition to this: - the employment rate reached a record high of 75.5% - up 0.6% than last year and 0.4% up on the last quarter.- the nu...

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Justin Meets With Ramblers To Discuss Historic Footpaths

  North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson met with members of North East Wiltshire Ramblers, to listen to their concerns regarding access to nature and historic footpaths. Graham Lee and Peter Gallagher from the Ramblers visited Justin’s community office to discuss the group’s Walking In Nature manifesto – and the recommendations it made regarding historic footpaths. Another issue raised was the inconsistency of enforcement and compliance regarding pathways and public right of way. Followi...

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