MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

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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North Swindon MP Joins To Moredon Primary School To Raise Money For Comic Relief

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson joined staff and pupils at Moredon Primary School to celebrate Red Nose Day for Comic Relief.Justin joined the school for a special assembly to raise money for Comic Relief, where the 400 pupils and staff created Swindon’s biggest red nose. The assembly included other fun events to raise money, such as eating jelly with chopsticks, a cracker eating competition and a staff cake sale.In total the school raised more than £1,000 for the charity across the day.Jus...

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North Swindon MP & DWP Minister Welcomes Record High Employment

The UK employment rate has reached a new record high, according to figures released by the Office of National Statistics.There are now 32.7 million people in paid work in the UK, an annual increase of 473,000. This takes the employment rate to a new record high of 76.1%, with an average of 1000 jobs created every day since 2010.Nearly four-fifths of jobs created since 2010 are full-time jobs, with just 2.6 per cent of the workforce on zero-hour contracts – a reduction over the last year.The un...

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Justin Welcomes Chancellor's Ambitious Spring Statement

The Chancellor Philip Hammond set out the Government’s plan for a bright future for Britain at his Spring Statement last week.There was good news for the economy as the Office of Budget Responsibility announced that it was revising up its economic growth predictions and expects the economy to grow at 1.2 per cent this year, faster than Germany, accelerating to 1.4 per cent in 2020 and to 1.6 per cent in each of the final three years.Wage growth is also expected to grow faster than predicted ...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: This Is The Final Chance For Common Sense To Prevail

It is unsurprising that trust in politicians is at a low point. Since the UK voted to Leave in 2016, there have been Members of Parliament from both sides of the debate who have frustrated, delayed and attempted to block Brexit.Remain MPs who have not accepted the decision have voted consistently against the progress of Brexit through Parliament; and on Tuesday evening, ERG Brexiteers voted against delivering a Brexit deal that would have seen us take back control of our laws, money & border...

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North Swindon MP Opens Up Community Office To Wide Range Of Local Groups & Charities

It was a very busy month for North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson’s Community Office, with many groups taking the opportunity to use it as a venue for their activities.  Swindon Carers Centre put on a lively three-day film-making workshop to give young carers a break over the half term. The youngster worked with a professional documentary maker to produce their own short film about themselves.A coffee morning was organised by disability charity Enrych – which supports adults with disabilities ...

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Justin Meets With Survivors Of Domestic Abuse During Event With Swindon Women's Aid

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson listened to survivors of domestic abuse, as they spoke about their experiences at an International Women’s Day event.The women were speaking at a special breakfast hosted by Swindon Women’s Aid to celebrate International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.Joining Justin at the event were South Swindon MP Robert Buckland, Swindon and Wiltshire PCC Angus Macpherson, and high sheriff of Wil...

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