MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP Meets Swindon College Students In Parliament

Justin Tomlinson MP has welcomed students from Swindon College to Parliament to learn more about his role as their MP. The group of around 30 students, studying Public Service, were in Westminster as part of a visit organised by the Parliament Education Service, which introduces young people to politics and the political process. The visits allow students to see Parliament up close, taking in the House of Commons & the House of Lords chambers, as well as explaining how Parliament & el...

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Justin Welcomes New Penalties To Tackle Cold Calling

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson MP has welcomed Government action to stop the scourge of pension cold-callers.The Government has announced that under tougher legislation it will now be illegal to cold-call anyone to discuss their pension. The ban will be administered by the Information Comissioner’s Office, and will have a maximum fine of £500,000 if breached. Justin has previously lobbied Ministers to bring forward tough penalties for pension cold-calling after concerns were raised local ...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: This Ambitious Plan Will Deliver For Patients

Earlier this week we received the excellent news that the final £13 million of funding required to the deliver a Radiotherapy Unit at the Great Western Hospital had been secured.This new radiotherapy centre will significantly improve treatment for people in Swindon experiencing cancer and is testament to the hard work of Brighter Futures team at the GWH who I have had the privilege to support over the past three years.The news was timely, as it came on the same day the Health Secretary launched...

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North Swindon MP Welcomes New Long Term NHS Plans To Build On Record Funding

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the announcement of a Long Term Plan for the NHS which builds on record levels of funding.The aim of the plan is to improve quality of patient care and health outcomes, as well as set out how the extra £20.5 billion a year budget settlement for the NHS will be spent. The plan will ensure that the NHS is always there for families, from continuing to improve maternity safety to increasing health and social care integration to support older people.Dev...

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Swindon MPs Help Secure Final Funding For New Radiotherapy Unit At The Great Western Hospital

Swindon MPs Justin Tomlinson & Robert Buckland have helped to secure the the final £13 million of funding required to the deliver a Radiotherapy Unit at the Great Western Hospital.The news comes after the MPs lobbied Ministers to provide the final funding required to deliver much-needed lifesaving cancer treatment in Swindon; ending the need for patients to travel to Oxford & Bristol for treatment.Robert and Justin wrote to the Health Secretary and Chief Executive of NHS England asking ...

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Local MP Uses Ministerial Role To Launch New Reducing Parental Conflict Challenge Fund

North Swindon MP and Minister for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance, Justin Tomlinson has announced a £2.7 million fund to increase support for disadvantaged families at risk of parental conflict.Children who are exposed to parental conflict for a significant length of time can find their own emotional and social development affected – which can lead to issues at school and impact on their future career chances.The Reducing Parental Conflict Challenge Fund, which is part of the Go...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: This Is A Huge Change That Will Save Lives

Scrolling through Twitter on New Year’s Day, I came across a series of tweets from Wiltshire Police’s Chief Constable Kier Pritchard, who had been on patrol in Swindon the previous evening.In them he set out some of the challenges local officers had faced, from dealing with anti-social behaviour to making a series of arrests for violent offences.Most concerning of all, he explained that on New Year’s Eve four of his officers had been assaulted – the most serious incident saw an officer k...

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North Swindon MP’s Personal Campaign Secures Addition Of Emergency Lifesaving Skills To Curriculum After Years Of Hard Work

A long-fought and deeply personal campaign by North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson to add the teaching of emergency lifesaving skills & first aid to the school curriculum has been successful, Education Secretary Damian Hinds has announced.The announcement means that as soon as a child starts primary school they will be taught how to call 999 and deal with common injuries, including head injuries, while in secondary school they will learn how to administer CPR and use a defibrillator.Securing th...

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