MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

North Swindon MP Welcomes Government Plans To Protect Pregnant Women & New Parents From Discrimination

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed a Government consultation on extending redundancy protection for pregnant women and new parents – following the announcement of the largest upgrade to worker rights in a generation.The Government’s Modern Industrial Strategy aims to ensure that everyone, no matter what their background, can enter into the labour market and progress at work. Part of the strategy is the “Good Work Plan”, which sets out the Government’s ambition that all work...

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Local MP Hosts Fundraising Evening For The Alzheimer's Society

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has hosted an event in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society at his Community Office on the Orbital Shopping Park, alongside the Mayor of Highworth Julia Bishop.The cheese and wine evening – which Justin also attended -  was organised by Cllrs. Alan and Julia Bishop to raise money for the charity.Guests at the event were treated to a buffet and entertainment from singer Neil Patterson. In total the event raised more than £500 for the charity – which funds resea...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Celebrates Success Of Brighter Futures Radiotherapy Appeal

Cancer patients in Swindon will no longer need to travel to Oxford and back, owing much to inspiring community fundraising for the dedicated Radiotherapy Unit at the Great Western Hospital.Justin Tomlinson MP has praised the array of individuals and groups in Swindon who have helped make this possible.The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, whose charity is Brighter Futures, celebrated their appeal on the 25th of January where they were praised for securing annual funding for health se...

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Justin Welcomes The Duchess Of Cornwall To North Swindon Library

School children from Swindon met the Duchess of Cornwall as she visited North Swindon Library to present the Swindon Voice Award.North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson welcomed the Duchess to the library and also attended the event. The visit was organised by the National Literacy Trust – a charity which works with schools and communities to ensure that children have the literacy skills they need to succeed.While at the Library the Duchess heard poems written by the children as part of The National...

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Local MP Commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day

North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson joined people across Parliament and in North Swindon in marking Holocaust Memorial Day 2019.The 27th of January is as a date to reflect on the millions of murdered victims, many of them Jewish in the Nazi genocide as well as genocides which followed, such as in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. The 27th of January is significant because it marks the date that Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the Nazi concentration camps was liberated by allied forces in 19...

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GP Update 25/01/19

Following the continued work to push for much-need improvements to the new GP system, on Thursday 24th January I met with the Chief Executive of IMH after I requested an urgent meeting.I made it clear that despite earlier signs of improvements after the introduction of more call handlers and more clinical staff after I first raised complaints; the system is still not where it should be. He accepted this and said that they would deliver improvements.From what I gathered at our meeting, there have...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: Our New Legislation Will Tackle The Horrific Crime Of Domestic Abuse

I very much welcomed the Government publishing the ground-breaking Domestic Abuse Bill which aims to support victims and their families, whilst pursuing offenders.The Government is introducing a series of measures to promote domestic abuse awareness, support victims, tackle perpetrators and improve services, after it was revealed that domestic abuse affects 6 per cent of all adults.  We’ve made a total of 120 commitments to tackle this horrific crime, including the first ever statutory defini...

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Justin Highlights New Figures Showing A Record Number Of People In Work

North Swindon MP and DWP Minister Justin Tomlinson MP has welcomed news that employment is at a record high.Statistics from the Office of National Statistics show that the employment rate is 75.8%, the highest since records began. There are now 32.56 million people in the UK in employment, 328,000 more than this time last year.The number of people in full-time work has increased by 367,000, while the number of people in part-time work has decreased 39,000 in the last year – meaning the annual ...

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