MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Welcomes The Duchess Of Cornwall To North Swindon Library

School children from Swindon met the Duchess of Cornwall as she visited North Swindon Library to present the Swindon Voice Award.North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson welcomed the Duchess to the library and also attended the event. The visit was organised by the National Literacy Trust – a charity which works with schools and communities to ensure that children have the literacy skills they need to succeed.While at the Library the Duchess heard poems written by the children as part of The National...

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Local MP Commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day

North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson joined people across Parliament and in North Swindon in marking Holocaust Memorial Day 2019.The 27th of January is as a date to reflect on the millions of murdered victims, many of them Jewish in the Nazi genocide as well as genocides which followed, such as in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. The 27th of January is significant because it marks the date that Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the Nazi concentration camps was liberated by allied forces in 19...

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GP Update 25/01/19

Following the continued work to push for much-need improvements to the new GP system, on Thursday 24th January I met with the Chief Executive of IMH after I requested an urgent meeting.I made it clear that despite earlier signs of improvements after the introduction of more call handlers and more clinical staff after I first raised complaints; the system is still not where it should be. He accepted this and said that they would deliver improvements.From what I gathered at our meeting, there have...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: Our New Legislation Will Tackle The Horrific Crime Of Domestic Abuse

I very much welcomed the Government publishing the ground-breaking Domestic Abuse Bill which aims to support victims and their families, whilst pursuing offenders.The Government is introducing a series of measures to promote domestic abuse awareness, support victims, tackle perpetrators and improve services, after it was revealed that domestic abuse affects 6 per cent of all adults.  We’ve made a total of 120 commitments to tackle this horrific crime, including the first ever statutory defini...

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Justin Highlights New Figures Showing A Record Number Of People In Work

North Swindon MP and DWP Minister Justin Tomlinson MP has welcomed news that employment is at a record high.Statistics from the Office of National Statistics show that the employment rate is 75.8%, the highest since records began. There are now 32.56 million people in the UK in employment, 328,000 more than this time last year.The number of people in full-time work has increased by 367,000, while the number of people in part-time work has decreased 39,000 in the last year – meaning the annual ...

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North Swindon MP Welcomes New Ground-Breaking Domestic Abuse Bill

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the Government's ground-breaking new Domestic Abuse Bill.It is estimated that 2 million adults a year experience domestic abuse, roughly 6% of the adult population. The new Bill aims to support victims & their families, and change the way offenders are pursued. It will also address the less visible signs of domestic abuse such as; financial abuse, coercive control, and manipulative behaviour.To help tackle the crime, new legislation will: int...

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GP Hub Update - 19 January

As many of you will know, I have published a series of detailed GP updates on my website and on this group since the problems with the hub telephone systems first started to appear a few months ago. These updates include a detailed look at the context behind the changes, as well as information on the services. If you haven't seen these or would like more information, please get in touch - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // and I'd b...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: Now Is The Time To Come Together In The National Interest

It’s fair to say, this has been the busiest & most turbulent week in Westminster I have experienced as a Member of Parliament.Ahead of Tuesday’s vote on the Brexit deal, I took the opportunity to get off the Parliamentary Estate to see some of the campaigners from both sides of the debate who you’ll have seen camped near where the television broadcasts are made.The angry, unacceptable actions of a tiny minority who threatened people last week had gone. It was good natured, vibrant, fun...

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