MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

North Swindon MP Welcomes Latest Increase In Number Of Young People In Education, Employment & Training

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed news that the number of young people not in education, employment or training has continued to fall.New figures released this week show that in October to December 2018, there were nearly 4,800 fewer 16-24 year olds were not in education, employment or training relative to the previous year. Since 2010, the number not in education, employment or training has fallen by 285,000, thanks to the Government’s balanced approach to the economy – in con...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: We Only Get One Planet & Every Single One Of Us Has To Act On Climate Change

Whilst it might seem that Brexit is dominating Parliamentary business, this week the House of Commons debated another crucial issue – the urgent need to tackle climate change & reduce carbon emissions.Climate change poses the biggest threat to the future of our planet. Rising temperatures, melting polar ice caps, and extreme weather events all point to the need to take urgent action. Just this week we have seen temperatures reach 20 degrees, something which is unheard of in February; whils...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes Home Secretary To Swindon

The Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has visited Swindon to update police officers, MPs and Councillors about the Government’s efforts to tackle 'County Lines' drug gangs.'County Lines' drug gangs are dealers from large cities who expand their activities to smaller cities and towns, often getting children and vulnerable adults involved in their activities. In Wiltshire, the number of under 18-year olds convicted of drug offences has doubled since 2013 – with 'County Lines' drug gangs believed to...

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Honda Update

The decision announced earlier this week by Honda has shocked and upset us all. My thoughts this week have been with those hardworking and loyal workers, many of whom are very close friends. I was particularly angry that they had to find out the news through the media on Monday, when Honda had planned to inform workers first on Tuesday morning.Yesterday I joined my colleague Robert Buckland MP, Swindon Borough Council, the Secretary of State, Honda, the Trade Unions, representatives of the suppl...

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North Swindon MP Opens Up Community Office To Film Making Workshop For Young Carers

Young carers from Swindon got behind the lens as they took part in a film-making workshop at North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson’s community office.The workshop had been organised by Swindon Carers Centre to give the young carers a fun break from their caring responsibilities over half-term.Over the three days, the budding film-makers worked with a professional documentary film maker to learn how to create their own films. The youngsters took on a variety of roles, including: directors, camera c...

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Statement On Honda

With nothing yet confirmed to the workforce, we are very disappointed and surprised to hear the emerging news that Honda is preparing to close its Swindon plant in 2021.Today we have spoken to the Business Secretary & Honda, and will be speaking with the Prime Minister later today. Honda have been very clear – this decision has been made because of global trends and is not related to Brexit. The Turkey factory will also close as all European market production is being consolidated to Japan...

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North Swindon MP Backs New Law To Reduce Costs & Drive Up Standards In The Private Rented Sector

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed a new law which would protect tenants from unfair letting fees.Earlier this week the Tenant’s Fees Bill received Royal Assent, bringing an end to unfair and costly charges from landlords and letting agents.Under the new law, deposits are now capped at a maximum of 5 weeks rent – which is expected to save tenants across England £240 million a year, around £70 per household. Similarly, security deposits are also capped at 5 weeks rent – giving...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: These Changes Will Increase Public Safety

Last year, I had the pleasure of meeting with Swindon resident Elaine Pickford and the Suzy Lamplugh Trust to discuss the important issue of passenger safety in taxis and private hire vehicles.I first became involved with the Trust after getting to know Elaine whose daughter Sian was murdered by taxi driver Christopher Halliwell. Elaine approached me to discuss her voluntary work supporting families connected to victims of homicide.Throughout our conversations, I’ve always been struck by Elain...

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