MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP Officially Opens The Great Western Academy

Around 5 years ago, Justin Tomlinson MP sat down with former New College principal Graham Taylor to discuss the future need for a new secondary school in North Swindon. With development adding more houses to Swindon, it was clear to Justin that there would be demand for a new school and that this should be built ahead of time, in order to meet the demand.After lots of hard work and lobbying, Justin got the Government to agree to pay for a £21 million new school, despite another school in Swindo...

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Justin Joins Event To Celebrate Vital Work Of Gloucester House

Local MP Justin Tomlinson and his wife Kate supported a fundraising evening to raise money for Gloucester House in Highworth.Gloucester House is a Rehabilitation Centre run by The Salvation Army, which offers residential care and support for men with drug & alcohol addictions. Its residents receive a 12 week programme which includes accommodation and provides occupational support and life skills, as well as additional support – such as resettlement assistance for residents once they comple...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Hails Success Of The Summer Reading Challenge In Swindon

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the news that more than 2,500 children in Swindon have taken part in the Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge.The challenge, which was launched in Parliament by Justin, is a national project run by The Reading Agency and sets children the task of visiting the library three times or reading 6 books over the summer holiday. The aim of the challenge is to encourage children to read outside school time and visiting the library more. The challenge is...

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North Swindon MP Meets Businesses To Discuss Planning & Regeneration

The impact of government policy, both local and national, on the property and development market was the topic of conversation at the recent breakfast meeting of the Swindon and Wiltshire Action for Property Group - known as SNAP.Both Justin Tomlinson MP and his South Swindon colleague Robert Buckland MP, attended the event and spoke to the 40+ attendees. Justin spoke about the unanimously acknowledged need to build more houses alongside the need for more infrastructure, including improvements t...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes Extra Investment In Local NHS & Social Care Services For This Winter

Swindon is set to receive more than three quarters of a million pounds from the Government for adult social care this winter – news which has been welcomed by North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson.Earlier this month, Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock, announced a £240 million social care investment to ease NHS winter pressures – and Swindon will receive £769,255 of this money.The purpose of the investment is to help councils alleviate winter pressures on the NHS, getting patients home...

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North Swindon MP Highlights New Statistics Which Show Wages Are Up & Unemployment Is Down

New independent statistics show that workers in the UK have seen the fastest wage growth for nearly a decade, news which has been welcomed by North Swindon MP and Work & Pensions Minister, Justin Tomlinson.Figures released by the Office of National Statistics show that wages rose by 3.1% in the three months since August – the fastest rise since 2009 – 0.7% above inflation; meaning families will be able to feel the benefit of increasing wages.The above inflation increase, the seventh cons...

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Justin Welcomes Launch Of New Loneliness Strategy

The Prime Minister has launched the Government’s Loneliness Strategy, to tackle what has been described as ‘one of the greatest public health challenges of our time'.Evidence shows that up to a fifth of all UK adults feel lonely most or all of the time and loneliness can be as bad for a person's health as obesity or smoking. For example 200,000 older people have not had a conversation with a friend or relative in more than a month.The strategy, which sets out the Government’s plans to chan...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: Our New Cancer Strategy Will Save Lives

Cancer can strike any of us at any time. Half of us will be diagnosed with cancer; all of us know someone who has been.Nothing prepares you for the shock of being told that you or a loved one has been diagnosed. Nothing prepares you for the loss of someone close. Survival rates are up. Around 7,000 more people alive today compared to 2010 because of improvements in diagnosis & treatment, as well as the Cancer Drugs Fund we created.But while we’ve seen improvements, we are still lagging beh...

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