MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

North Swindon MP Welcomes Faster Rail Journeys For Local Residents As Swindon Goes Electric

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has joined staff from Network Rail & Great Western Railway to launch the first all-electric powered services between Swindon and London PaddingtonPassengers can now board electric services from Swindon after Network Rail delivered electrification to the railway town as part of the £6 billion modernisation of the Great Western mainline, the biggest since Brunel built it more than 175 years ago.Electric services will run from the Swindon as Network Rail conti...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: This Budget Invests More Than Ever In Public Services & Puts More In The Pockets Of Hardworking People

On Monday, the Chancellor delivered a ‘Budget for Britain’s future’ which confirmed the strength of the country’s economy, announced significant investment in our public services, and put more money into the pockets of the strivers, the grafters and the carers who are the backbone of our communities.The Budget always presents an opportunity to present the latest state of the UK economy. With growth up, employment up, wages up and the national debt down; we are finally reaching the light ...

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Justin Welcomes A Budget That Delivers For Hardworking People In Swindon

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has delivered a ‘Budget for Britain’s future’; confirming the strength of the country’s economy and announcing significant investment in a number of key area.Monday’s Budget confirmed that the deficit – the amount we have to borrow to cover the gap between what the country spends and what we collect in taxes – has fallen by more than 80% since 2010 from the almost £150 billion a year we inherited from Labour.The independent Office Budget Responsibil...

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North Swindon MP Calls On Businesses To See Potential Of Care Leavers

Sadly, around one in three care leavers aren’t in work or education. It’s heartbreaking that so many young people continue to face such struggles which are often due to factors out of their control. Often, care leavers have a less steady start in life, and as a society we have a collective responsibility to ensure that any unavoidable difficulties faced in their childhood don’t affect their ability to succeed as an adult.It’s clear that more needs to be done to support care leave...

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Justin Drinks To Success Of Swindon Beer Festival As Chancellor Freezes Beer Duty Again

Local MP Justin Tomlinson and his wife Kate, joined members of the local CAMRA branch (Campaign for Real Ale) for the 2018 beer festival at STEAM.The Festival included four brewery bars - three of them local - with drinks from 40 different breweries, as well as beers, ales and ciders from different parts of the Country.This year’s Festival also raised funds for the British Heart Foundation – of which Justin is a local patron.Justin spent time chatting to representatives from the breweries, m...

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Justin Helps To Launch New Care Leavers Covenant

North Swindon MP and Works & Pensions Minister, Justin Tomlinson, has welcomed the announcement of a new Care Leavers Covenant, to help create 10,000 work-based opportunities for young people leaving the care system by 2028.More than 50 businesses; including Amazon, Rolls-Royce and Barclays LifeSkills, and Premier League Clubs have pledged to support the covenant – which Justin, as a Minister, has overseen. In addition to businesses, every Government department has signed up to the scheme....

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Justin Tomlinson MP Plants Trees As Part Of Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy

North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson has joined British Land at the Orbital Shopping Park to plant trees outside his community office as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) initiative.The trees were donated by the Woodland Trust in partnership with Sainsbury’s and ITV, and are part of the QCC initiative – which seeks to expand and create new areas of protected woodland across the UK and Commonwealth.The Royal Commonwealth Society, in consultation with Cool Earth and the Commonwealt...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: This Is One Of The Biggest Projects I Have Been Involved In & It Will Changes The Lives Of Local Young People

In North Swindon, I have represented areas of the Northern Sector for over 18 years now, and can still remember being a councillor when we campaigned successfully for new schools, including Bridlewood and Oakhurst Primary School. Despite Labour opposition at the time, these schools were built and we now have a great number of fantastic local Primary Schools with two more scheduled for construction to keep up with demand.But in 2013, it was clear that with all the Primary Schools filling up quick...

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