MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin, May MP Of The Month

Justin Tomlinson MP & Martin Lewis, MoneySavingExpert.com At The APPG LaunchJustin Tomlinson MP is the Total Politcs Magazine - 'MP of the Month' for May.http://www.totalpolitics.com/articles/156937/may-mp-of-the-month.thtmlWith tuition fees, the educational maintenance allowance and free schools never far from the top of the agenda in the last few months, the financial future of Britain’s...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

A year is a long time in....football! This time last year Swindon Town FC were heading to the play-offs, ultimately only thwarted from reaching the Championship by one scuffed shot. Meanwhile Swindon Supermarine FC were anxiously clinging onto existence. A year on, Supermarine have raised enough money to carry on, thanks to the exceptional work of their supporters. They secured a credible 10th league position and reached the 2nd round of the FA Cup – such a great reward for the efforts of ...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

Last week, I 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 where news and views can be exchanged for a spec...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

The day after I was first elected, I was interviewed by the Swindon Advertiser who asked me to describe what my role as the MP would entail. One of the areas I said was to act as an estate agent, ‘selling and promoting’ Swindon to all and everyone who would listen, essential for securing additional investment into our town. Through my work on the ‘Small Shops’ and ‘Retailers’ Parliamentary groups this has already proved true, and I was delighted when I helped ...

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Eastern Development Villages, Covingham Parish Council Public Meeting

Residents in Covingham have been reassured that the proposed Eastern Villages plan will not put their homes at risk of another flooding nightmare.Last night, around 100 residents filled the hall at Covingham Park Primary School for the Parish Council’s annual Parish assembly to question council leader Rod Bluh, ward councillors and the town’s two MPs about the development.After the flooding in 2007, concerned residents asked for reassurance that the development would not mean a repea...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Backs Ivory Surrender To Save Elephants

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has shown his support for elephants by backing the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)’s ivory surrender.Justin attended IFAW’s campaign launch at the House of Commons and posed with huge elephant tusks. He is calling on members of the public to send in any unwanted items of ivory they may have to IFAW to ensure they do not end up back on the commercial market, and to highlight the illegal ivory trade.Justin said: “...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

Honda is one of the most important employers in Swindon, with a workforce of 3,000 and probably another 10,000 jobs in the supply chain reliant on Honda’s business. It’s always worrying, therefore, when there’s any hint of negative news from the plant at South Marston. This week we’ve heard that Honda is halving production from next week because of a shortage of parts coming in from Japan following the devastating tsunami and earthquake there. It will mean 22,500 fewer ca...

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Valuing Natural Heritage, Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP & Gary Mantle, Wiltshire Wildlife TrustJustin Tomlinson MP, North Swindon pledged to ‘value our natural heritage’ this week after meeting local nature conservation organisation Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) at the House of Commons. The event was held to highlight the value of funding nature and its recovery. It showcased a number of Wildlife Trust projects funded by HLF around the UK.Justin Tomlinson MP said &...

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