MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Swindon Advertiser Column: I Am Delighted That We Will Ban The Use Of Wild Animals In Circuses

Since becoming an MP in 2010, I have campaigned on a number of animal welfare issues and have worked closely with organisations including the RSPCA, RSPB, the Dogs Trust, Cats Protection and the International Fund for Animal Welfare. I was delighted therefore that one of our long running campaigns has now been introduced by the Government as the Bill to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in England by January 2020 passes through Parliament.The introduction of the Bill follows oth...

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Justin Tomlinson Welcomes Additional Money For Schools From New National Funding Formula

Conservatives in Swindon have welcomed new data from the Department for Education which shows how the town will continue to benefit from increased schools funding under the new National Funding Formula.Nationally, core funding for schools and high needs continues to be at an all-time high, and has risen from almost £41 billion in 2017-18 to £43.5 billion this year. That includes the extra £1.3 billion for schools and high needs that was announced in 2017 and that we have invested across 201...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: From Charities In The Community To Businesses Thinking Globally Our Town Is A Hive Of Activity

Charities and community groups are the cornerstone of our communities. From the coffee morning I joined recently to support the Upper Stratton Baptist Church to the recent quiz in aid of the Wiltshire Air Ambulance; one of my favourite parts of being an MP is being able to visit and support the residents who give their time to support fantastic causes of all sizes.In Swindon we are very lucky to have a wonderful voluntary sector and it’s great to see them supported by the local business commun...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Congratulates Local Business After It Receives Prestigious Queen's Award For Enterprise

Justin Tomlinson MP has congratulated Rotech Swindon, based in Highworth, after it received an award for International Trade as part of 200 businesses having been honoured with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise.The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious awards for UK businesses and since their inception in 1965, over 7000 companies have won a Queen’s Award. This year, businesses were selected for their entrepreneurship, and Rotech Swindon impressed the panel of j...

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GP Hub Update - 18 April

I wanted to provide a quick update as I know that people have been having particular issues with being cut off whilst on hold to get through to the surgery.I have raised this problem before with the Hub. In the first instance they believed that this was down to issues with phone signals, however I pressed them to investigate this further as the problem was happening far too often for this to be the reason.Frustratingly I have had to chase a number of times for this to be looked into and have be...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: We Are All Passionate About Tackling Climate Change & Protecting The Planet

I was impressed to receive a number of letters recently from local school children from Covingham Park Primary School & Nythe Primary School on the importance of recycling & tackling climate change.The school children who have written letters, lobbied politicians and created posters to raise awareness put Extinction Rebellion protesters, who block cycle routes and public transport, to shame.Whilst targeting one of the greenest forms of public transport in London, this week Extinction Reb...

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Swindon MPs Welcome Record Employment & Rising Wages

More people are in work and benefitting from rising wages, according to newly released Office of National Statistics figures - news which has been welcomed by Swindon MPs Justin Tomlinson & Robert Buckland.  The ONS figures show that the number of people in work is at a record high and wages have risen at their fastest pace in a decade, with 80% of new jobs created since 2010 being full-time.The employment rate stands at a joint high 76.1%, rising 0.8% since last year. There is now a recor...

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North Swindon MP Promoted To Minister Of State By Prime Minister

Justin Tomlinson MP has received an important promotion from the Prime Minister following a reshuffle of Government Ministers. The North Swindon MP, who has spent more than two years in ministerial roles at the Department for Work & Pensions, has been appointed as the Minister of State for Disabled People, Work & Health.The role is similar to that which Justin held back in 2015-16, when David Cameron appointed him as the Minister for Disabled People, however this role comes with additio...

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