MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

North Swindon MP Meets Therapy Dogs UK In Parliament

North Swindon MP & Minister for Disabled People, Justin Tomlinson, has joined MPs from across Parliament to learn more about the work of therapy dogs.Justin attended a drop-in event hosted by Therapy Dogs UK to meet the dogs and learn more about the organisation.Therapy Dogs UK is run by volunteers and uses the calm and friendly nature of dogs to reduce stress and anxiety. The dogs have been used in hospitals and schools to help calm patients and pupils at times of acute stress and anxiety ...

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Justin Welcomes £12 Million Of Additional Funding To Expand Local Ambulance Services

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed plans laid out by South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (SWASFT) on how it will use £12 million of extra funding to recruit 240 additional frontline staff.SWASFT announced its 'Our People Plan' to set out how it will best utilise the £12 million in additional funding it has secured from commissioners for the next two years. The additional funds would mean the Trust can recruit more than 240 additional frontline staff to help meet deman...

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Justin Welcomes Increased Support For Those Affected By Domestic Abuse

Thousands of people fleeing domestic abuse will be given greater protections under new measures announced by the Government.Under the proposals, local authorities will have a legal duty to ensure that survivors of domestic abuse are provided life-saving support in secure accommodation. The move aims to end the variation in support across local authorities and provide consistency across the country.There will also be a requirement for local authorities to work together to ensure that the needs of...

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North Swindon MP Celebrates Success Of Local Engineering Specialist Powertrain

Local MP Justin Tomlinson was full of praise as he visited a custom motor-engineering company and raised the importance of research & development into zero-emissions technologies as a means of combatting climate change. Swindon Powertrain, based near Greenbridge, specialise in the fine-tuning of high-specification engines in order to get maximum performance, with many of their clients coming from the world of motorsport.Justin was introduced to the team of engineers during his visit, who co...

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GP Hub Update - 17 May

For the last 3 weeks I have been aware that the call waiting times for the medical hub have become completely unacceptable.During these few weeks, I have been in daily correspondence with the Better Health Partnership (who run the hub), the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) & local residents. My office has been collating every piece of information that I have been sent in order to ensure that these problems are raised & that these bodies are kept aware...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: I Am Proud That The UK Leads The Way On Animal Welfare

If there’s one thing that unites us as a country, it’s our love of animals.From the pets we have as companions, to the great creatures of the jungles & oceans; not only does our love for these animals unite us - so does our anger towards those who abuse or mistreat them.Over the years I have received correspondence from thousands of Swindon residents regarding a wide range of different animal welfare issues. It’s an issue I’m just as passionate about, and I’m proud that we are such...

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North Swindon MP Welcomes New Data Showing Record Numbers Of People In Work

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed news that there are now nearly 1 million more disabled people in work compared to five years ago, thanks to the Government’s efforts to improve access to work for disabled people.Since 2014 the number of disabled people in work has risen from 44% to 52% - meaning there are now more disabled people in employment than not.Justin, who is the Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, said: “I meet many people with disabilities who are ...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes New Law To Ban Puppy Farming

Justin Tomlinson MP has celebrated the news this week that a law to ban third-party puppy and kitten sales - which he has actively lobbied Ministers for, and led debates to secure, over past few years -  has been presented to Parliament.The news follows years of campaigning to strengthen the law regarding the selling of puppies and kittens, to ensure that all breeders meet the highest welfare standards.The current law governing the breeding & sales of pets have become outdated, saying th...

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