MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

North Swindon MP Welcomes Commitment To Change Law Following Campaign Alongside Elaine Pickford

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed news that the Government will bring forward legislation to introduce national minimum standards for taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) licensing.In January last year Justin joined forces with the personal safety charity the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, to organise and host a Parliamentary event to launch the charity’s report on safety in taxis and generate cross-party support for national minimum standards for taxis and PHVs.Justin became involved with...

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Justin Encourages Local Community Groups & Charities To Bid For Funding Via The People's Postcode Lottery

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson is encouraging local charities and good causes to apply for over £3 million of funding that has been raised by the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.The People’s Postcode Lottery manages multiple society lotteries promoted by different charities and good causes. People play with their chosen postcodes for a chance to win cash prizes. A minimum of 32% from each subscription goes directly to charities and good causes across Great Britain and interna...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: The Ongoing Problems With The New Medical Hub Are Intolerable

It is clear that ongoing problems with the phone system at the new Medical Hub at Moredon are intolerable.The new hub covers Taw Hill, Abbey Meads, Eldene, Moredon & Phoenix surgeries.I have been working on this issue on a daily basis, throughout the past few weeks and months, with several meetings, emails and phone calls, to raise residents’ concerns and scrutinise what steps the hub needs to take to improve the situation.In principle, the idea of surgeries joining together in partne...

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North Swindon MP Hosts Roundtable On Housing & Universal Credit

North Swindon MP and Work & Pensions Minister, Justin Tomlinson, has welcomed a constructive and informative roundtable meeting discussing Universal Credit.The meeting, which Justin hosted alongside Secretary of State Amber Rudd, brought together groups which represent landlords across all parts of the United Kingdom including: East Lothian Housing Association Clarion Housing Group Seraph National Housing Federation Peabody Curo National Federation of Arms Length Management Organisa...

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North Swindon MP Welcomes Pupils From Ruskin Junior School To Parliament

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed students from Ruskin Junior to Parliament to learn more about his role as their MP. More than 20 students from the school in the Stratton area of Swindon, were in Westminster as part of a visit organised by the Parliament Education Service, which introduces young people to politics and the political process. During the visit, the students get a tour of Parliament and learn about how laws are made.Pupils from Ruskin also had the opportunity to watc...

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North Swindon MP Visits Local Temporary Housing Provision For Rough Sleepers

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has visited Swindon Borough Council’s Temporary Winter Housing Provision to see first hand the work it does to support some of the town’s rough sleepers.Based at the former Riverside School off Queen’s Drive, the initiative provides shelter and close personal support to 12 identified rough sleepers.The aim is to not only provide the participants with safe and warm accommodation, but to also help them better engage with services which will help them secure ...

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97% Of North Swindon Is Covered By Superfast Broadband Thanks To Work Of Local MP & Campaigners

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed news that 97% of North Swindon now has access to superfast and fibre broadband.Securing superfast and fibre broadband for everyone in North Swindon has been one of Justin’s longest running campaigns. Since he was elected in 2010 he has worked with many resident groups, including North & Rural Swindon Better Broadband, as well as local parish councillors Vinay Manro and Steve Heyes.Thanks to endless meetings with both BT & Virgin, Justin To...

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North Swindon MP Welcomes New Funding Boost For Primary Care Services

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the news that the new NHS Long Term Plan is being used to improve access to & funding for primary care services, including GPs.The NHS Long Term Plan sets out plans to modernise the health service and explains how the extra £20.5 billion a year for the NHS which was announced last year to build on existing record funding will be spent.The latest announcements made today as part of the Plan will see funding for primary medical and community ca...

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