MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

North Swindon MP Meets Local Farmers To Discuss The Future Of Agriculture

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson visited Roundhill Farm to meet with local farmer Adrian Hares and National Farmers Union representative Andi Witcombe.The National Farmers' Union is the largest body representing farmers, and speaks up for 55,000 farmers across England and Wales – nearly 1,000 of which are in Wiltshire. The meeting allowed Adrian and Andi the chance to outline issues affecting farming in Wiltshire such as; Brexit, the Agriculture Bill, and Rural Crime. Justin was able to outli...

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North Swindon MP Joins Quiz To Raise Funds For Wiltshire Air Ambulance

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson joined residents at The Jovial Monk for a quiz night in aid of the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.The event was organised by The Ridge Coffee Club to support the charity and its work providing vital emergency assistance to seriously injured and very ill people.The air ambulance can reach a patient 11 minutes from the first call, and makes an average of three life saving missions a day. It costs over £10,000 a day to keep the helicopters flying; equating to around £3....

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Justin Calls On Employers To Do More To Make Mental Health A Priority In The Workplace

Undeniably there has been real, long overdue culture change around mental health in recent years. But in the same week that Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain has spoken candidly about her battle with anxiety, thousands of people will take time off because they just can’t face going into work.Stigma still exists – and often it’s in the workplace that we feel least comfortable being open about our own mental health.We’ve all seen the evidence about how endemic poor mental health...

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North Swindon MP Welcomes New Law To Ban Use Of Wild Animals In Circuses

A new law to ban the use of wild animals in circuses has been announced by the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove.The Wild Animals in Circuses Bill will mean circus operators will no longer be able to use wild animals as part of a travelling circus and follows last year’s commitment from the Government to introduce a ban by the time existing licencing legislation expires in January 2020.The move has been welcomed by North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson, who has campaigned for the ban since the ...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: We Are Breaking Down Barriers To Employment For Disabled People

On Wednesday, Channel 5 rightly celebrated the hugely positive progress which has seen 930,000 more disabled people in work over the last 5 years; taking the disability employment rate from 44.2% to 51.5%. This is the first time ever that more disabled people are in work than out of work. It’s important, because behind these statistics are real people who want to be seen for their skills and abilities.This really matters. Whether it’s through events & meetings with fantastic groups local...

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Justin Opens Expanded McDonald's Site At Greenbridge

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson enjoyed a visit to a unique branch of McDonald’s after it reopened following an upgrade last month.The Greenbridge Retail Park McDonald’s reopened after a £1.6m refurbishment, which saw the restaurant raised above the ground on stilts allowing customers to drive under the restaurant – and it is believed no other branch in the country has this type of design.The upgrade, which took 11 weeks, was five years in the making and saw the restaurant increase its ...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Presents Awards At Inner Flame Celebration Event

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson & his wife Kate were delighted to celebrate the latest wave of Inner Flame Young Champions at a recent dinner at the Hilton Hotel in Swindon.Inner Flame works with young jobseekers to help them build their confidence and reach their full potential. The organisation offers free courses, establishes personal goals and assists young people to make positive life choices.Justin has been personally involved with Inner Flame for a number of years. In 2011 he secure...

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Local MP Welcomes Additional Funding To Help Tackle Rough Sleeping

Justin Tomlinson MP has welcomed the Government's announcement on how it will spend £25.6m of new funding to tackle rough sleeping across the country through the Rapid Rehousing Pathway.Swindon was one of 42 early adopters of the Rapid Rehousing Pathway - which forms part of the Government’s Rough Sleeping Initiative - and will benefit from an extra £115,000 of dedicated funding.The Pathway brings together four policy elements (Somewhere Safe to Stay, Supported Lettings, Navigators, and Loca...

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