MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

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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Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes News Swindon Will Host New Institute Of Technology

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the news that the Government has chosen the town to host a new specialist Institute of Technology.Institutes of Technology are a new kind of employer-led centre offer top-quality, higher level technical education. They will be formed from collaborations between universities, colleges and employers, and will draw on the expertise & experience of each. Their focus will be on much sought STEM skills in areas such as digital, engineering, and advan...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: I Am Proud That Swindon Will Host This New Institute To Drive Up Technical Skills

I was delighted that the Government approved the project to create an Institute of Technology in Swindon with millions of pounds of Government investment.I know that a lot of hard work has gone into delivering this project and it is thanks to Swindon College, local businesses, officers from Swindon Borough Council, Council leader David Renard and Coun Oliver Donachie for championing our town and helping to create such a strong bid.Both Robert Buckland and I lobbied ministers relentlessly to ...

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North Swindon MP Welcomes News Local Residents Will Benefit From Tax Changes

Millions of people across the country are set to benefit from changes to the tax system which came into force this week.The National Living Wage has increased to £8.21 an hour, almost a 5% increase and the largest increase since it was introduced in 2015. The rise will see the incomes of 1.8 million people increase by £690 a year. Full-time workers receiving National Living Wage are now more than £2,750 better off a year compared to 2015.In addition to this, the National Minimum Wage is also ...

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