MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Swindon Advertiser Column: Our New Legislation Will Tackle The Horrific Crime Of Domestic Abuse

I very much welcomed the Government publishing the ground-breaking Domestic Abuse Bill which aims to support victims and their families, whilst pursuing offenders.The Government is introducing a series of measures to promote domestic abuse awareness, support victims, tackle perpetrators and improve services, after it was revealed that domestic abuse affects 6 per cent of all adults.  We’ve made a total of 120 commitments to tackle this horrific crime, including the first ever statutory defini...

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Justin Highlights New Figures Showing A Record Number Of People In Work

North Swindon MP and DWP Minister Justin Tomlinson MP has welcomed news that employment is at a record high.Statistics from the Office of National Statistics show that the employment rate is 75.8%, the highest since records began. There are now 32.56 million people in the UK in employment, 328,000 more than this time last year.The number of people in full-time work has increased by 367,000, while the number of people in part-time work has decreased 39,000 in the last year – meaning the annual ...

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North Swindon MP Welcomes New Ground-Breaking Domestic Abuse Bill

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the Government's ground-breaking new Domestic Abuse Bill.It is estimated that 2 million adults a year experience domestic abuse, roughly 6% of the adult population. The new Bill aims to support victims & their families, and change the way offenders are pursued. It will also address the less visible signs of domestic abuse such as; financial abuse, coercive control, and manipulative behaviour.To help tackle the crime, new legislation will: int...

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GP Hub Update - 19 January

As many of you will know, I have published a series of detailed GP updates on my website and on this group since the problems with the hub telephone systems first started to appear a few months ago. These updates include a detailed look at the context behind the changes, as well as information on the services. If you haven't seen these or would like more information, please get in touch - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // and I'd b...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: Now Is The Time To Come Together In The National Interest

It’s fair to say, this has been the busiest & most turbulent week in Westminster I have experienced as a Member of Parliament.Ahead of Tuesday’s vote on the Brexit deal, I took the opportunity to get off the Parliamentary Estate to see some of the campaigners from both sides of the debate who you’ll have seen camped near where the television broadcasts are made.The angry, unacceptable actions of a tiny minority who threatened people last week had gone. It was good natured, vibrant, fun...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Meets Swindon College Students In Parliament

Justin Tomlinson MP has welcomed students from Swindon College to Parliament to learn more about his role as their MP. The group of around 30 students, studying Public Service, were in Westminster as part of a visit organised by the Parliament Education Service, which introduces young people to politics and the political process. The visits allow students to see Parliament up close, taking in the House of Commons & the House of Lords chambers, as well as explaining how Parliament & el...

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Justin Welcomes New Penalties To Tackle Cold Calling

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson MP has welcomed Government action to stop the scourge of pension cold-callers.The Government has announced that under tougher legislation it will now be illegal to cold-call anyone to discuss their pension. The ban will be administered by the Information Comissioner’s Office, and will have a maximum fine of £500,000 if breached. Justin has previously lobbied Ministers to bring forward tough penalties for pension cold-calling after concerns were raised local ...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: This Ambitious Plan Will Deliver For Patients

Earlier this week we received the excellent news that the final £13 million of funding required to the deliver a Radiotherapy Unit at the Great Western Hospital had been secured.This new radiotherapy centre will significantly improve treatment for people in Swindon experiencing cancer and is testament to the hard work of Brighter Futures team at the GWH who I have had the privilege to support over the past three years.The news was timely, as it came on the same day the Health Secretary launched...

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