MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

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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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

The banking sector is seeking to move from retribution to recovery. It is fashionable to ‘bash the banks’; in fact at a public meeting in Swindon last week I was asked, “Why don’t we hound them out of the UK”? However, the reality is that banks are central to the economic recovery in terms of business lending and tax revenue, so this is an issue I have taken a keen interest in.Last week it was confirmed that HSBC, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking ...

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Inaugural APPG Meeting For Financial Education For Young People

Justin Tomlinson MP with Martin Lewis - MoneySavingExpert.com Following on from the successful launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Financial Education for Young People we had our inaugural meeting.The meeting was packed with supporting MPs and organisations as we planned our timetable of meetings and action.The group with focus on 4 core areas:Primary & Secondary School EducationFurther Education, Apprenticeships & Work Based TrainingHigher EducationVulnerable ...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Supports Moves To Prevent Prisoners From Voting

Justin Tomlinson MP today voted to keep the ban on prisoners voting, in defiance of a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights.MPs have overwhelmingly supported this motion, voting in favour 234 to 22 - a majority of 212.The House of Commons' decision is not binding, but could put pressure on ministers to go against the Strasbourg court's decision.Justin Tomlinson MP, "This was an essential vote, as we have given a crystal clear message to Ministers to go against the Strasbourg ...

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