MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

6th Form Provision, Northern Sector

Plans to provide post-16 education in the Northern Sector are moving forward. Currently, students from the area wishing to study for A-Levels have to travel to the other side of Swindon, or out of the county altogether. A survey conducted by Abbey Meads Conservatives earlier this year showed overwhelming support for a local 6th form from parents and students. In a series of meetings, Justin Tomlinson MP has now spoken to the head teacher and governors at Isambard School, the Principal ...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Joins With Gary And Danielle Lineker To Support Education For All Children Worldwide

Justin Tomlinson MP joined with Gary and Danielle Lineker at the Houses of Parliament this week to show support for the 1 GOAL campaign. Gary Lineker is an Ambassador for 1GOAL, an initiative which aims to mobilise support for education for all through the power of football.During the World Cup Dani Lineker joined 1 GOAL on an education trip to Khayleitsha, one of the fastest growing townships in South Africa, where opportunities for children are very limited.The parliamentary event was held to ...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

I was delighted to see Swindon Town football club have brought forward proposals to redevelop the existing County Ground site. This is fantastic news for supporters and the whole town.From a non-football perspective the County Ground is a major gateway site for visitors to Swindon, so an opportunity to see a modern stadium will enhance the site and help towards our long-term town centre regeneration. A successful football club will create new employment opportunities; help boost tourism, retail ...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

Town Centre regeneration, particularly at the Regent Circus college site, is now at a crossroads.   On the one hand, this is the first major piece of regeneration, and we have to get it right.  However, as has been reported in the Advertiser, the perceived poor design of the development is raising real concerns.The plans for Regent Circus consist of a cinema, shops, restaurants, a Morrison’s supermarket and an 800 space car park.   It sounds like a good idea, but t...

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Justin Tomlinson Gets Tested During HEART UK's National Cholesterol Week

HEART UK took its message on the importance of knowing your cholesterol to Westminster today. The nation’s leading cholesterol charity, organisers of the UK’s first National Cholesterol Week, set up cholesterol testing within the Palace of Westminster this afternoon. Local MP Justin Tomlinson not only attended this event, but also had his cholesterol tested.“I am delighted to support HEART UK’s National Cholesterol Week. Heart disease is the biggest killer in the UK ...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

The quality of the rail service is a vital issue for many constituents in Swindon who commute to cities and towns between London, Bristol and South Wales, as well as the many leisure users who use the railway for holidays, shopping trips and visits to family and friends.   This week I had an extremely productive meeting with Mark Hopwood and Sue Evans from First Great Western, along with my fellow Swindon MP Robert Buckland.We were able to cover a large number of issues which are of co...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Opens New Harvester Restaurant

Justin Tomlinson MP & Mayor Rex Barnett Open The New Harvester Restaurant in North SwindonJustin Tomlinson MP, "I was delighted to open the new Harvester Restaurant in North Swindon, not only is this helping creating new job opportunities but it is already proving very popular with local residents."

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

This week I secured my first Westminster Hall debate, for which I chose the subject of ‘The Future of Library Provision’. I set out a proactive case for supporting our vital community libraries, through enhancing the book stock, opening times and library environment, and seeking to share services and costs with other services to meet the local community’s needs. Whilst the debate focused on the national picture, I was able to highlight our excellent local library service, in pa...

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