MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Welcomes New Data Showing Huge Support For Help To Buy Housing Schemes

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed news that more than 400,000 people have been able to buy their first home thanks to Help to Buy schemes.Over 458,000 completions have taken place overall using one or more of the Help to Buy schemes, 402,000 of which were first time buyers.The latest statistics have shown that: First time buyers have now opened 1.2 million Help to Buy ISAs; offering Government bonuses of up to £3,000 on top of their savings The average house price purchased thr...

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Justin Join Local Carers To Support Carers Rights Day

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has supported Carers Rights Day by joining carers and support organisations for an event at the Pilgrim Centre.Across the UK today 6.5 million people are carers, supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill, and this number will increase to 9 million carers in the future.Carers Rights Day is an annual event which raises awareness of the needs & rights of carers and makes carers aware of where they can get the help and support they are entit...

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North Swindon GP Hub Update - 29th November

A meeting was held this week between the MP’s office, the CCG, IMH, Healthwatch & some of the GP Practice Partners. The aim was to: Facilitate ongoing discussions between the GPs, IMH, CCG & patient representatives. To demonstrate that patients are being listened to and actions are being taken to address concerns. To provide an update on performance and how the service is being monitored. To agree further communication and next steps. Overall it was acknowledged that there wer...

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North Swindon MP Opens Charity Photo Exhibition For Bright Futures Appeal

Justin Tomlinson MP officially opened a charity photo exhibition last Friday at the Orbital Shopping Park, with all of the proceeds going to the Brighter Futures Appeal.The exhibition, which ran throughout the weekend, displayed and sold the work of local photographer Robin Allix-Page. Two years ago, Robin was diagnosed with prostate cancer and given a year to live. Since his diagnosis, he has spent the majority of his time fundraising for the Brighter Futures appeal to build a brand new radioth...

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Justin Visits Emmanuel Church Lunch Club

Local MP Justin Tomlinson joined the Emmanuel Church lunch club in Haydon Wick last Thursday, a fantastic initiative supported by Age UK where residents gather for a lovely hot lunch each week. Once a month they invite a speaker in to talk to the members of lunch club as well as other interested members of the church. This month it was Justin’s turn and he spoke about his journey into politics and what it was like to be an MP. There was also a lengthy Q&A where topics included Brexit, poth...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: Our Town Is At The Forefront Of Delivering New Technologies

Our town is a hive of activity for organisations who are at the forefront of delivering the new technologies on we which we will all rely in the future.Alongside the brilliant Research Councils based in Swindon, we are lucky to be home to some of the most innovative businesses in the country who are delivering more high-skilled jobs in our town.That’s why I was delighted to open the expanded facilities of Recycling Technologies, who are world-leaders in tackling the scourge of plastic pollutio...

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Justin Welcomes Mark Draycott To Parliament To Meet Children & Families Minister To Discuss School Sports

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed Mark Draycott, the organiser of the popular Draycott Sports Camps, to Parliament to meet Children & Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi.The Minister, who has responsibility for school sport policy in Government, was keen to hear directly from Mark & Justin about the positive effect the sports camps were having on the health & wellbeing of young people locally.The camps, which are hosted at Oakhust Primary School, see young people from across...

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GP Hub Update - 21 November

As promised I said that I would update residents once I had received a further report including some answers to some of the comments put forward by residents.As you may/may not be aware; I have been demanding improvements since this poorly-implemented new system was first introduced.Thanks to emails & message from local residents who shared their experiences with me, and to local councillors who have also been raising concerns on behalf of their residents, I have continued to highlight and p...

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