MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Swindon MP Welcomes Government Investment In Technical Training

     The Government has announced a series of measures to help make sure the country can continue to build the skilled workforce it needs for the future and improve productivity – news which has been welcomed by North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson.   Among plans announced by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, was a £120 million investment to enable every region in England to establish a high-quality Institute of Technology.   Institutes of Technology are unique collaborations betw...

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Justin Welcomes Health Infrastructure Plans

    A new strategic approach which aims to improve hospitals and health infrastructure has been announced by the Government, news which has been welcomed by North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson.   The Health Secretary Matt Hancock this week announced the launch of the Health Infrastructure Plan, which aims to help critical health infrastructure and enable the NHS to provide better quality of care for patients.   Forming the biggest public investment in hospital infrastructure in a generat...

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Swindon Advertiser Column - Parliament Must Do Better

    Well, I think we can all agree Parliament was at its very worst this week. I have previously written that after three years we remain deadlocked. We have debated the former PM’s deal, a second referendum, Customs Union, Single Market, no deal, Norway-plus, Canada-plus and multiple other variations. Each and every option was rejected in Parliament, with the default extension kicking the can down the road, with the repeated delays creating further tension, division and anger. The dea...

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GP Update - 9 October

    It has been announced that Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is to take on two of the affected practices - Abbey Meads Medical Group and Moredon Medical Centre. It is hoped that the handover process will be completed by November.   Please see below the briefing I have received from Swindon CCG:     Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to take on two Swindon GP practices Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will take on the provision of services at tw...

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Justin Meets With Disability Stakeholders

      Justin Tomlinson MP met with key stakeholders to discuss issues concerning Motor Neurone Disease(MND) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at a roundtable event at his office in Swindon.   Representatives from the MND Association, the MS Society, the local North Wiltshire MND Association Group, along with health care professionals met at Justin’s community office to discuss a number of issues affecting people with both MND and MS. Topics for discussion included CCG Care co-ordination, ...

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Justin Visits Kingsdown School

     North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson visited Kingsdown School to see first-hand the improvements the school has made in the last two years.   Justin met with Headteacher Mrs Leigh-Bennett and Chair of Governors Lynne Scragg, along with the current Head Boy, Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl, to catch up and hear about the latest developments at the school.   During the visit Justin also received a tour of the school from Ms Leigh-Bennett, who outlined to Justin the positive changes she...

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Justin Joins The Ridge Coffee Club In Aid Of Macmillan

    North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson joined The Ridge Coffee club to support Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s biggest coffee morning.   The Ridge Coffee club consists of a group of local residents who meet at The Jovial Monk pub to organise a number of events which raise money for good causes. Earlier this year Justin joined the club to unveil a new defibrillator outside the Jovial Monk, for which its members raised an impressive £2,500.   Macmillan’s coffee morning encourage...

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Swindon Advertiser Column - Citizen scheme transforms young people

      I would like to thank all the young people who got involved in this year’s National Citizen Service summer scheme. It is a fantastic summer volunteering programme for young people aged between 15 and 17. It was founded in 2011 under Prime Minister David Cameron’s coalition Government and has gone from strength to strength since then. The scheme helps young people acquire the skills needed to succeed in work and life during a four-phase programme spread over 3-4 weeks. It begi...

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