MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

Getting into debt and thinking there’s no way out is a problem and a worry for a growing number of people.  This week we discussed the issue in Parliament, and I had a chance to speak in the Consumer Credit Regulation debate.This was a crucial debate as the demand for credit will not diminish, especially with the myriad financial options that we have to deal with on a day to day basis.Mortgages, direct debits, phone contracts, loans, credit cards, store cards and ‘pay day loans&...

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Young People's Trust For The Environment's Parliamentary Reception

Justin Tomlinson MP met X Factor celebrity Dermot O'Leary at a Reception held in the Palace of Westminster. Together with Naomi Wilkinson (presenter of BBC's 'Live n Deadly') Dermot met with MPs in Parliament to raise awareness of the work of the Young People's Trust for the Environment, of which they are both Presidents. Guests at the event heard about how the Young People's Trust is supporting and encouraging young people to carrying out a huge range of brilli...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

This week I took part in a crucial debate on the future of the Post Office network.Post Offices are essential to our local communities with a staggering 20 million people a week using them. Post Offices are heavily used by the most vulnerable people in society, including older people, disabled people, people on low incomes and also those living in rural areas. In addition Post Offices provide individuals and small businesses with an unrivalled range of mail, government, banking and retail servic...

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MPs Unite For Retailers, Small Shop Group

MPs (from left to right) David Amess, Justin Tomlinson, Fiona Bruce, Mike Weatherley and Marcus Jones met with trade associations this week to re-affirm the committment of the All-Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group.  Thy were joined by the NFRN, the ACS, the FWD and the Rural Shops Alliance. The group will look at the impact of the recession, begin a national competition to find the UKs best newsagent, and mount a nationwide 'local and proud' campaign.

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Justin Tomlinson MP Supports Lighter Later Campaign

Today Justin Tomlinson, MP for North Swindon, today announced his support for the Lighter Later campaign.As the latest research shows, this low-cost, easily-implemented change has the potential to make us safer, happier and healthier” said Justin Tomlinson MPEvery year, we waste hundreds of hours of daylight by sleeping through the morning light. “Lighter Later is a campaign to shift one hour of light from the morning to the evening where we can actually use it,” said campaign ...

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Justin Tomlinson Secures 10 Minutue Rule Bill, Developer Bonds

I beg to move,That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision regarding local authority powers to require developers to deposit funds in the form of a bond to be used if the local area is not maintained properly;and for connected purposes.I am introducing the Bill to highlight an issue that I have previously raised in debates in Parliament and that I campaigned on actively during my 10 years as a councillor in Swindon, which relates to the lack of maintenance in unadopted areas. With ho...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

This week, I was able to successfully able to deliver a Ten Minute Rule Bill. Through this Bill, I am seeking to amend the law so that if a developer fails to maintain new build areas prior to the Local Authority taking ownership of the land, the Local Authority would be able to step in, carry out the work and recover the costs from the developer. This covers street scene issues such as: litter, graffiti, road repairs and street lighting. Having represented the Abbey Meads ward as a Councillor f...

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Justin Tomlinson Visits O2 Arena

Justin Tomlinson MP & Andrew Percy MP visited the O2 arena as representatives of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Leisure. The early morning visit was a behind the scenes look at how the arena has transformed the local area through a leisure offering.Justin Tomlinson MP, "This was a very interesting visit as we saw first hand just what a success the O2 arena has been.  We are seeing first hand in Swindon what a boost leisure offerings can be to the local economy...

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