MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP Backs Ivory Surrender To Save Elephants

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has shown his support for elephants by backing the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)’s ivory surrender.Justin attended IFAW’s campaign launch at the House of Commons and posed with huge elephant tusks. He is calling on members of the public to send in any unwanted items of ivory they may have to IFAW to ensure they do not end up back on the commercial market, and to highlight the illegal ivory trade.Justin said: “...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

Honda is one of the most important employers in Swindon, with a workforce of 3,000 and probably another 10,000 jobs in the supply chain reliant on Honda’s business. It’s always worrying, therefore, when there’s any hint of negative news from the plant at South Marston. This week we’ve heard that Honda is halving production from next week because of a shortage of parts coming in from Japan following the devastating tsunami and earthquake there. It will mean 22,500 fewer ca...

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Valuing Natural Heritage, Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP & Gary Mantle, Wiltshire Wildlife TrustJustin Tomlinson MP, North Swindon pledged to ‘value our natural heritage’ this week after meeting local nature conservation organisation Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) at the House of Commons. The event was held to highlight the value of funding nature and its recovery. It showcased a number of Wildlife Trust projects funded by HLF around the UK.Justin Tomlinson MP said &...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Puts The Pressure On

Justin Tomlinson MP for North Swindon is lending his support to The Stroke Association’s Know Your Blood Pressure campaign and is urging the people of Swindon to get their blood pressure checked in a bid to raise awareness of the dangerous link between high blood pressure and stroke.Justin Tomlinson MP had his blood pressure tested this week at a Parliamentary Know Your Blood Pressure event hosted by The Stroke Association. With annual Know Your Blood Pre...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

George Osborne has just delivered the Government’s second Budget. It sets out how we will reform the nation’s economy so that we enjoy growth and jobs in the future. It is also about doing what we can to help families with the cost of living – including an immediate 1 pence cut in fuel duty. In last year’s Emergency Budget the new Government had to bring the country back from the brink of bankruptcy. Labour had maxed out the country’s credit card, and left thei...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

As a strong advocate of encouraging local residents to take the plunge and set up their own business, I was delighted that this week the Government launched a major new initiative to support entrepreneurs; Start Up Britain.Start Up Britain will be a champion for the UK’s 270,000 businesses that start up every year aiming to help drive growth by accelerating, inspiring and celebrating Britain’s start-up talent.As part of Start Up Britain, the Government has set out a series of measure...

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A Conservative Budget For Growth, Jobs & Families

Key measures in the Budget to boost growth include:Immediate Fuel Duty cut and scrapping of Labour’s annual fuel duty hikes£250m to help 1st time buyers250,000 new apprenticeships and 100,000 work placementsCuts in corporation tax and extension of small business rate relief to boost new job creationIncome tax thresholds increased, taking 1.1m low paid out of tax altogether and helpingall workers keep an extra £326 of their hard earned moneyIncreased Bank Levy, greater contribut...

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Swindon To Kemble Gets The Green Light!

 The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, confirmed in today's Budget Statement that the Swindon to Kemble redoubling project has finally been given approval by the Government.It had been thought, following the Comprehensive Spending Review, that Government funding would not be available until 2014 at the earliest. However, after the announcement by the Government that the electrification of the Great Western Mainline would take place it became clear that diversiona...

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