MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

This week I have taken part in a debate on child slavery and human trafficking in the UK and abroad, an issue I have highlighted in Parliament on a number of occasions. In many ways the UK leads the way in tackling human trafficking. However I believe we need greater awareness, better protection of victims and stronger laws to ensure we bring these criminal gangs to justice.It is very difficult to identify the actual scale of human trafficking across the world, due to the hidden nature of the cr...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

This week it was confirmed that the Government would electrify the Great Western rail line from London to Cardiff, which of course includes Swindon. This work will take place over the next six years as part of the Government’s drive to deliver an improved and more sustainable train service. Since being elected as the MP for North Swindon, I have pressed for this as a matter of urgency, working with MPs from all parties who represent constituencies along the route.This is fantastic news for...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes Electrification Announcement

The Government has announced plans to electrify the Great Western Main Line, from London to Cardiff, which includes Swindon.  This work will take place over the next 6 years, as part of the Governments drive to deliver an improved, more sustainable train network.This will allow:An increase in capacity on the line, reducing overcrowding and allow for better value ticketsFaster train journeys, cutting the typical Swindon to London journey by 15 minutesHelp Swindon attract further business inv...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Lends Support To Save Kidderminster Harriers Campaign

Kidderminster Harriers FC faced financial meltdown this week, with £155,000 needed to be raised immediately to pay overdue tax bills.  With debts looking set to overwhelm the football club, there was a very real prospect that Kidderminster Harriers would follow in the steps of all too many football clubs in recent years and have no choice but to fold.Supporters of the football club, lead by the excellent 'Kidderminster Harriers Independent Supporters Trust' launched a 'Sav...

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Tadpole Farm, Developers Meeting

 With Crest Nicholson working on proposals to build 1700 houses on Tadpole Farm, north of Tadpole Lane, in the Northern Sector, Justin Tomlinson MP organised a meeting to discuss fellow local residents concerns.Ward Councillors, Redhouse Residents Association, Oakhurst Residents Association and Roger Ogle, Editor of Swindon Link were invited to meet with Crest Nicholson.Crest Nicholson set out their draft proposals, and details for the forthcoming consultation meeti...

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National Heritage Railway Association Annual Dinner & Awards, STEAM Museum

 Justin Tomlinson MP Having Presented the HRA Annual Award for Small Groups -Awarded to the Pontypool & Blaenavon RailwayI was very pleased to attend the National Heritage Railway Association annual dinner and awards ceremony, held at STEAM museum. The annual dinner and awards recognised the excellent work amongst volunteers and enthusiasts throughout the country, for which I presented the award for 'Small Groups'.I was delighted that STEAM museum was selected by the HRA as...

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Justin Tomlinson MP & Robert Buckland MP, Construction Apprentices For The Day

As part of National Apprenticeship Week (7 - 11 February 2011), CITB-ConstructionSkills and local employer England Carpentry has invited Robert Buckland, MP for South Swindon, and Justin Tomlinson, MP for North Swindon, to visit a live construction project at a Barratt Homes development in Swindon to experience life as an apprentice for the day.The aim of National Apprenticeship Week is to highlight the talents and skills of apprentices and encourage young people and employers to think about how...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

“Are they talking about it down the Dog & Duck?” This is a saying my colleague Andrew Percy MP (Brigg & Goole) often uses in Parliament to question whether an issue is really important outside the Westminster village. Following the launch of the Alternative Vote (AV) referendum campaigns, it seems very apt. In a nutshell, they aren’t!I am still puzzled about AV. The polls are saying this isn’t a priority for the electorate and I know from my casework that it simpl...

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