MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

Last week the House of Commons voted in favour of a motion which should see a crackdown on the terrible practice of human trafficking. It came after 600,000 people signed a petition asking the UK to act, and I am delighted that the Government is taking vital steps in tackling this horrendous exploitation.Human trafficking is the third largest illegal industry in the word, after drug dealing and the arms trade, worth around $32 billion annually. The Metropolitan Police believe some 4,000 women an...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

Local residents have contacted me in their droves about the campaign to end the ridiculous practice of fisherman being required to discard dead fish back into the sea. This European law is nonsense, creating needless waste and damaging the environment.A debate on this subject was called in the House of Commons, which I supported. MPs of all parties were united in agreement that this practice should end. Such unity happens only rarely in Parliament! It was agreed that we need to give fishermen mo...

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Swindon 105.5FM Awards

Justin Tomlinson MP & Shirley Ludford, Station ManagerI was delighted to be asked to present the Swindon 105.5FM Community Radio awards. This event celebrated some of the best programmes broadcast over the past year. I am a huge fan of Swindon 105.5 because it allows access to the airwaves for people who might otherwise not have their voices heard. It covers many small-scale community events and is always proud to promote the best of Swindon. It also provides a real community meeting-place w...

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Ruskin Primary School Visit Parliament

Ruskin Primary School, Upper Stratton visited the House of Commons today.  The children had a full tour, and learnt about how Parliament worked.Justin Tomlinson MP, "It was a real pleasure to welcome the children from Ruskin Primary School.  They were extremely knowledgable and enthusiastic during the lesson on the working of Parliament, as they set about creating their own Bill and securing its passage through the House of Commons and the House of Lords.  As the childre...

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Advancing Women In Sport Forum

Gail Emms MBE, Olympic Silver Medallist & Justin Tomlinson MPJustin Tomlinson MP, who has spoken on many occassions about the benefits of sport in society supported a forum hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Sport.The event, entitled 'Advancing Women in Sport: How to make the most of major sports events, focusing on the opportunities and challenges for women in the sports arena.'   The following guests gave their views on how major sports events might...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

This week I tabled an amendment in Parliament to the Education Bill, calling for every child in the UK to be taught how to save lives.This so-called ‘Extended Life Support’ or ELS is an issue I am passionate about, because as a teenager I found my father following his heart attack, so I know just how essential it is to have these skills. I am far from alone, as there are 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK each year. Currently only about one in twelve will survive; that&...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Joins With Claudia Winkleman To Support Girls Education Worldwide

Claudia Winkleman, Justin Tomlinson MP &Navdeep Bual and Yasir Yeahia, Young Global Education Ambassadors.  Justin Tomlinson MP joined TV presenter Claudia Winkleman at the Houses of Parliament this week as part of the Send My Sister to School campaign, to highlight the crisis in global education, especially for girls.In 2000 world leaders promised quality primary education for every child in the world by 2015, but with just 4 years to go there are still 67 million children mi...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

This week I helped lead a debate on ‘Child Obesity’. In England, 1/3 of children are either overweight or obese, with 17% of boys and 15% of girls in the UK now classed as obese. This is a serious issue as poor diets contributes significantly to the onset of chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, strokes and reduces life expectancy.The three areas I focused on in my speech were: planning issues, food and organised sport, where we coul...

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