MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

GP Update - 16 July

Since issues were first identified with access to GP services across five local surgeries, I have been actively working with our local GPs, NHS England, the CQC and the CCG, to help find a solution to the problems caused by the IMH Hub. IMH have now rightly announced they will be withdrawing from providing the service, and the CCG & NHS England are working to put in place a new, better, long-lasting system. As part of that work, I have received an update from Nicki Millin, a senior Directo...

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North Swindon MP Opens Up Community Office To Swindon Carers Centre

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson opened his community office to Swindon Carers Centre for a young carers' lead meeting.A number of representatives who lead on young carers for various organisations met at the community office to discuss issues affecting young carers and provide useful feedback to the Swindon Carers Centre.The group also heard from a representative of Defence Lab, who discussed issues such as bullying; and Swindon Food Collective, who discussed issues around carers on free sch...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: Summer Activities Fair Will Keep Everyone Entertained

When I was younger I loved the summer holidays.I have so many happy memories of reading lots of books at night and spending all day with my friends in the park. I was always busy doing something - playing cricket & trying to avoid smacking the ball into the road; racing around the park against my friends during a hot Olympic summer; and trying to re-create the goals we’d seen in the football. Spending so much time doing these things kept me entertained and out of trouble (it also kept me...

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Local MP Helps Red Oaks Primary School Pass Their Own Parliamentary Bill

Parliament came to Red Oaks Primary School as North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson visited to give a special assembly.The visit complimented the work the school has been doing on ‘British values’ – including democracy and ensuring people’s voices are heard.As part of the assembly Justin split the children into the House of Commons and the House of Lords to demonstrate how a bill passes through Parliament. Having decided upon a bill to increase school sport, Justin selected a clerk to cour...

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Swindon MP Supports Charity Giving Job Opportunities To People With Special Needs

A local charity which provides job opportunities for people with special needs teamed up with a local football team to provide refreshments at the recent Swindon football derby – thanks to support from a local MP.Hjälpande Händer (Helping Hand in Swedish) is a not for profit organisation which runs a catering van to provide young adults with special needs with meaningful paid work. The young adults are involved with every aspect of the business, which has had great success at local festivals...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: This Is A Fantastic Way To Support Our Local Community

In December, I was delighted with the news that Brighter Futures had reached their fundraising target for a new radiotherapy unit at the Great Western Hospital. It was the culmination of a three-and-a-half-year campaign to raise £2.9 million to purchase key clinical equipment for the unit.This week it was confirmed that Ministers had signed off on final part of the project, meaning work can begin on the new unit in the spring of next year which is absolutely fantastic news.The new unit is a vit...

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Commonweal Students Meet Local MP To Discuss Global Education

The plight of millions of young people around the world unable to access education was raised with North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson as pupils from Commonweal School visited Parliament. Evie Dixon and Stella George – pupils at Commonweal - travelled to London to lobby on behalf of the Send My Friend To School campaign – which aims to see every child in the world receive a quality education. According to the campaign, 262 million children and young people remain out of school and many that ...

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VIDEO: Justin Tomlinson Responds To Important Debate On Employment Support For People With Autism

North Swindon MP and Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Justin Tomlinson, has used his speech in response to an important debate on employment support for people with Autism, to highlight the vital cross-party work that helping to bring about real change.In his role as the Minister for Disabled People, Work and Health, Justin has been working with MPs from all parties to improve employment support for people with Autism. Working with MPs from all sides, the Government has made re...

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