MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

This week I tabled an amendment in Parliament to the Education Bill, calling for every child in the UK to be taught how to save lives.This so-called ‘Extended Life Support’ or ELS is an issue I am passionate about, because as a teenager I found my father following his heart attack, so I know just how essential it is to have these skills. I am far from alone, as there are 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK each year. Currently only about one in twelve will survive; that&...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Joins With Claudia Winkleman To Support Girls Education Worldwide

Claudia Winkleman, Justin Tomlinson MP &Navdeep Bual and Yasir Yeahia, Young Global Education Ambassadors.  Justin Tomlinson MP joined TV presenter Claudia Winkleman at the Houses of Parliament this week as part of the Send My Sister to School campaign, to highlight the crisis in global education, especially for girls.In 2000 world leaders promised quality primary education for every child in the world by 2015, but with just 4 years to go there are still 67 million children mi...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

This week I helped lead a debate on ‘Child Obesity’. In England, 1/3 of children are either overweight or obese, with 17% of boys and 15% of girls in the UK now classed as obese. This is a serious issue as poor diets contributes significantly to the onset of chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, strokes and reduces life expectancy.The three areas I focused on in my speech were: planning issues, food and organised sport, where we coul...

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Justin, May MP Of The Month

Justin Tomlinson MP & Martin Lewis, MoneySavingExpert.com At The APPG LaunchJustin Tomlinson MP is the Total Politcs Magazine - 'MP of the Month' for May.http://www.totalpolitics.com/articles/156937/may-mp-of-the-month.thtmlWith tuition fees, the educational maintenance allowance and free schools never far from the top of the agenda in the last few months, the financial future of Britain’s...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

A year is a long time in....football! This time last year Swindon Town FC were heading to the play-offs, ultimately only thwarted from reaching the Championship by one scuffed shot. Meanwhile Swindon Supermarine FC were anxiously clinging onto existence. A year on, Supermarine have raised enough money to carry on, thanks to the exceptional work of their supporters. They secured a credible 10th league position and reached the 2nd round of the FA Cup – such a great reward for the efforts of ...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

Last week, I was delighted to be asked to present the Swindon 105.5FM Community Radio awards. This event celebrated some of the best programmes broadcast over the past year. I am a huge fan of Swindon 105.5 because it allows access to the airwaves for people who might otherwise not have their voices heard. It covers many small-scale community events and is always proud to promote the best of Swindon. It also provides a real community meeting-place where news and views can be exchanged for a spec...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

The day after I was first elected, I was interviewed by the Swindon Advertiser who asked me to describe what my role as the MP would entail. One of the areas I said was to act as an estate agent, ‘selling and promoting’ Swindon to all and everyone who would listen, essential for securing additional investment into our town. Through my work on the ‘Small Shops’ and ‘Retailers’ Parliamentary groups this has already proved true, and I was delighted when I helped ...

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Eastern Development Villages, Covingham Parish Council Public Meeting

Residents in Covingham have been reassured that the proposed Eastern Villages plan will not put their homes at risk of another flooding nightmare.Last night, around 100 residents filled the hall at Covingham Park Primary School for the Parish Council’s annual Parish assembly to question council leader Rod Bluh, ward councillors and the town’s two MPs about the development.After the flooding in 2007, concerned residents asked for reassurance that the development would not mean a repea...

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