MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

On Tuesday, Eric Pickles, the Cabinet Minister in charge of Local Government, visited Swindon. One of the many issues discussed was the regeneration of our town centre, including the Council’s welcome cut in car parking charges. The flat rate of £2 for four hours has reversed reductions in both the numbers of shoppers and the length of time they stay - known in retail jargon as ‘footfall’ and ‘dwell time’. Instead of shoppers popping in to do one task, such as...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

The extraordinary scenes of rioting, looting and sheer criminality we’ve witnessed over the last week have been truly shocking. So many aspects of it are remarkable: the fact that many of the rioters are so young, the casual brazenness displayed by looters walking out of shops with stolen goods, the wanton destruction of buildings, and the excuses being used to somehow justify the lawlessness. Let me be absolutely clear: this sort of behaviour is never justified under any circumstances. On...

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Justin Tomlinson MP, Swindon Town Centre Speech

We in Swindon have had our challenges. For the past five years there has been an annual drop in footfall in the town centre of about 22%. Swindon has dropped 10 places to 65th in the league table for the best places to shop, with our neighbouring competitors Bristol in 12th place, Reading in 15th, Bath in 22nd, Cheltenham in 27th and Gloucester in 107th. In 2010, 17% of retail units were empty and local Labour politicians had seemingly given up on any hopes for town centre regeneration. But fear...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Joins Cancer Campaigner To Support Life-Saving Cancer Research In The South West

North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson, is joining forces with South West cancer campaigner, Hannah Stainer, to support Cancer Research UK.Together they are highlighting Cancer Research UK’s work in the South West and backing the charity’s bid to make the region and the UK a thriving environment for medical research.The campaigning duo met Cancer Research UK’s doctors, scientists and supporters – including South West researchers from the Bristol Cancer Research Centre based a...

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1st Annual Expenses Published

I made a promise at the last election that I would do my bit towards rebuilding public trust in politics and politicians, which was so damaged during the last Parliament. Since then, I’ve done a lot to deliver on that promise. I have sold my business, allowing me to focus solely on my role as the Member of Parliament. I have become the first Swindon MP to rank in the highest category for Parliamentary speaking, voting and questions. I publish details of all my meetings, events and visits.A...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

Anxious eyes have been on the USA as they came to the brink of defaulting on their own deficit, which would have had untold consequences for the world economy. The deal agreed at the last minute is welcome news. It's important for all countries to tackle their deficits. The results of the action that Britain has taken are plain to see - despite having inherited one of the largest budget deficits, our long-term interest rates are among the lowest in Europe, which is essential for homeowners a...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

I made a promise at the last election that I would do my bit towards rebuilding public trust in politics and politicians, which was so damaged during the last Parliament. Since then, I’ve done a lot to deliver on that promise. I have sold my business, allowing me to focus solely on my role as the Member of Parliament. I have become the first Swindon MP to rank in the highest category for Parliamentary speaking, voting and questions. I publish details of all my meetings, events and visits.A...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Signs A Scale To Protect Our Seas

Justin Tomlinson MP is supporting The Wildlife Trusts’ Petition Fish campaign to protect our seas and the amazing wildlife it supports. He has shown their support by signing a scale on a Petition Fish at a launch event in the House of Commons.Justin Tomlinson MP said: “As an island nation, we have a strong connection to the sea and the thousands of plants and animals it sustains. A healthy and productive sea also provides us with oxygen to breathe and food to eat. The creation o...

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