MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP Visits Coleshill - A Training Base For 'Churchill's Secret Army'

Tom Sykes, Coleshill Auxiliary Research Unit & Justin Tomlinson MPJustin Tomlinson MP visited the vital historical project that’s underway at Coleshill near Highworth, where some very exciting discoveries are being made.The area was used during the war as a training base for ‘Churchill’s Secret Army’. Ordinary civilians were taught sabotage tactics to be used in the event of a German invasion. They would melt back into their communities undercover, and then ...

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Penhill Carnival Launch

Justin Tomlinson MP Helping Launch The Penhill Carnival.Justin Tomlinson MP, "I was delighted to play a part in launching the Penhill Carnival.  The local community have worked exceptionally hard to organise the return of the Carnival following a 16 year abscence and it is clear that the plans have caught the imagaination of local residents!"For further information and pictures please visit:This Is Penhill Website: http://www.thisispe...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

This week the government made a series of very welcome announcements on education funding with the aim of making the system fairer and less bureaucratic. This is especially significant here in Swindon. Last night, the Borough Council was told that our local schools will need more than 40 new forms of entry by 2026 to cope with the forecast increase in population. The estimated cost of providing these extra places is £130m, so it’s vital that we get this right.One of the announcements...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

The phone-hacking scandal which has engulfed the media, the police and politics has now been the main focus of attention in Westminster for more than two weeks. It culminated in Wednesday’s statement by David Cameron and the emergency debate, which itself was overtaken by events as Rupert Murdoch announced he was pulling out of his bid to take control of BSkyB. The revelations about the behaviour of a small number of journalists at Mr Murdoch’s newspapers have been truly shocking. Ce...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Elected As Chair Of 'Global Education For All' APPG

Justin Tomlinson with Claudia Winkleman at the launch of the 'Send my Sister to School' campaignJustin Tomlinson MP has been elected as the Co-Chair of the 'Global Education For All' All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG).The APPG was set up to support efforts to achieve universal education.  In 2000 world leaders came together to pledge that every child would receive a full basic education by 2015.  We've made huge progress since then, but 67 million children are sti...

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MP Visits Local Family Helped By NPower Health Through Warmth

Justin Tomlinson, MP for Swindon North, has visited a family to see first-hand the difference made by the local npower Health Through Warmth scheme.Father of two, 43-year-old Adam Poynter, has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and osteoarthritis which are both worsened by the cold. The family home only had partial central heating downstairs and so the bedrooms and bathroom remained very cold, aggravating Adam’s health conditions and his son’s asthma.Adam contacted Domestic...

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Swindon Advertiser Article

It was great to see Wharf Green in Swindon town centre come alive during Wimbledon fortnight. There was live tennis on the big screen, a picnic area with Pimms & lemonade and strawberries & cream, and extra seating for fans to watch the action. There was also free coaching on a temporary court provided by Delta Tennis, with many signing up to play tennis there in the future. This was all laid on by InSwindon, an organisation that manages the town centre on behalf of local retailers. This...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Calls For Young Men To Join Anthony Nolan Registar

Justin Tomlinson MP is calling for young men in Swindon to do something special this summer. The MP has joined other politicians in pledging to recruit at least ten men each between the ages to 18 and 30 to join the Anthony Nolan stem cell register.Anthony Nolan is a pioneering charity that saves the lives of people with blood cancer. Every day, they use their register to match remarkable donors willing to donate their blood stem cells to people who desperately need potentially lifesav...

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