MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP Supports 'Know Your Numbers' Week

Justin Tomlinson MP is backing the warning issued by UK charity the Blood Pressure Association to Swindon residents that ‘Ignorance isn’t always bliss’ as it urges everyone to get their free blood pressure check during this year’s Know your Numbers! Week (12-18 September).Health professionals across Swindon are taking part in the event and will be offering free blood pressure checks for all adults at a variety of convenient local ‘Pressure Stations’ (see below...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

During my ten years as the Councillor for Abbey Meads I grew increasingly frustrated at the former Government’s obsession in forcing Councils to conduct intrusive lifestyle and diversity surveys. Endless questions on people’s sexuality, race and health were everywhere; for example I remember the reams of politically correct questions attached to even the simplest of Swindon Card applications. And we were not alone; one council in London asked people if they had cancer, HIV or diabete...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Joins Swindon Tamil Association To Promote Healthy Hearts

Justin Tomlinson MP, Honourary President of the Swindon British Heart Foundation, joined the Mayor of Swindon to inaugrate a project to promote healthy living and a healthy heart.  The Swindon Tamil Association won the opportunity to host the project in a competition by using the South Indian Dance (Bharathanatyam) as a form of exercise.The audience joined Anusha Subramanyam in her demonstration of dance before Dr Shymala Ratnanandan and Dr Michael Nataraj...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Announces Engagement

As featured in the Swindon Link - I am delighted to announce my engagement to Jo Wheeler, having proposed whilst we were on holiday in Hong Kong.  We are hoping to marry in 2012 and are very excited about the wedding plans.The full article: http://www.swindonlink.com/news/love-at-first-sight-brings-mp-justin-together-with-jo  

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Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes Further Boost To Apprentices

Justin Tomlinson MP Meeting Honda Apprentices In ParliamentToday the Prime Minister, David Cameron, announced a £25m fund to support up to 10,000 Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships to boost to skills in Britain.  The fund is central to the ambition of building a vocational route that equals the academic one, increasing social mobility and expanding opportunity for all.The fund will support the expansion of apprenticeships up to degree equivalent in companies, espe...

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What Do Young People Think About Debt Event

Justin Tomlinson MP hosted a Parliamentary event on "What do Young People Think About Debt", jointed hosted by the APPG on Debt and Personal Finance and the APPG on Financial Education for Young People. The event gave MPs the chance to talk to a range of young people including Primary and Secondary aged students and young people from the Cardinal Hume Centre, which supports homeless people under 25.As well as speaking to the young people, MPs joined them in playing pfeg financial ...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

A variety of reports on the housing market have been published this week, showing very mixed news. On the positive side, the latest figures from the Bank of England have shown a third monthly rise in mortgage lending to house buyers, and the house-builder Bovis has reported improved annual figures. However we are also seeing a fall in the number of owner-occupied homes, with the National Housing Federation (NHF) reporting this could fall to 63.8% by 2021, from a peak of 72.5% in 2001, in main du...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

Congratulations to all students who’ve received their GCSE results this week. They are a great testament to the hard work and dedication of teachers and students in Swindon.Moving on to the next generation, getting in to your chosen school in first place can be a real challenge. I know from my ten years as a councillor what a serious matter this is for so many families. Not only is it vital for parents to know that their children are going to the best possible schools, but there’s al...

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