MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Delighted To Help Open Newest Branch Of The Carpet Shop

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has joined local business owners Howard & Paulyne Griffiths to officially open the newest branch of the The Carpet Shop.The Carpet Shop, run by husband-and-wife team Howard and Paulyne with their son Thomas, opened up their first store in West Swindon ten years ago. Since then it has grown and they have now chosen to expand the business with a store in the Northern Sector at the Orbital Shopping Park.Justin, who has his community office on the Orbital site...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: People Often Ask What A Week In Westminster Is Really Like

People often ask me what a week in Westminster is like. It’s fair to say no two weeks are the same and even the best-laid diary plans can go out of the window in a split second.Of course, Brexit remains the major issue in Parliament and this week there have been a number of different votes and late night sittings. On top of this, we are a Minister down in the Department for Work & Pensions so I have been covering the brief of Minister for Disabled People, as well as my own (family support,...

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Justin Joins Even Swindon School For Inaugural Debating Competition

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has visited Even Swindon Primary School to support their debating competition. Justin regularly visits schools across the constituency, meeting with with students & teachers and hearing their ideas which he feeds back in to Ministers.On the visit, Justin was joined by Christopher Watson - a student who taking part in work experience - who has written his review of the debating competition. On Thursday evening Justin Tomlinson attended a debating competit...

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Justin Visits Swindon Manor Indoor Bowls Club

North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson, recently visited Swindon Manor Indoor Bowls Club in Cheney Manor Industrial Estate. The club was born out of the Swindon Oasis Indoor Bowls Club in 2012 when it moved following sale of the Oasis by Swindon Borough Council. Since 2012, the club has continued to thrive in its new home at Cheney Manor, thanks in large part to a refurbishment of a former industrial unit; turning it into a viable venue for bowls complete with four bowls rinks and space for a small ...

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GP Hub Update - 25 March

Over the last couple of weeks I have continued to have discussions with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and have also visited the Hub again. I will update on my ongoing conversations with both.The CQCThe CQC’s job is “to make sure that health and social care services in England provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care.” They do this by inspecting and monitoring the care that services provide. To do this well, it’s important that people tell them about th...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: The UK Economy Is Remarkably Robust

You’d be forgiven for not realising it but last week the Chancellor delivered his Spring Statement. Unlike the Budget, where the Chancellor can announce big changes to taxes or set out major spending plans for the period ahead, the Spring Statement is more about providing an update on how the economy is performing and releasing extra funding to address pressing issues.The Chancellor was able to explain that the UK economy is remarkably robust: it has grown for nine consecutive years, with the ...

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Justin Welcomes Highways England Plans To Improve A417 Missing Link

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the news that Highways England is seeking to make improvements to the A417 Missing Link.The Missing Link is a three-mile stretch of single-lane carriageway on the A417 between the Brockworth bypass and Cowley roundabout in Gloucestershire.Last year Highways England held a public consultation on a set of proposals to improve this stretch of the A417. After careful consideration of all the responses and comments received, Highways England has confirme...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Celebrates Success Of Benjamin's Smile Charity Fundraising Event

Local MP Justin Tomlinson and his wife Kate joined over 150 others at a charity fundraising dinner for local charity Benjamin’s Smile.Swindon resident Benjamin Maddern is registered blind, has Cerebral Palsy and suffers from a rare form of Epilepsy known as Infantile Spasms. All of these conditions together mean that Benjamin has Global Development Delay. He cannot sit unaided, crawl, stand or walk. The Charity aims to raise funds to provide Benjamin with extra support, including intensive phy...

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