MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

North Swindon MP Hosts Good Gym Training Session

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson welcomed members of Swindon Good Gym to his community office as they held a walk leader training day.Good Gym brings people together to run & do good deeds in their community. The gym gets people to run to a location, carry out a positive task such as planting trees or helping an elderly person with a task they can no longer do, and then run back. The aim is to keep fit and healthy, while also helping the local community.A group of seven run leaders used th...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Joins Pluss Swindon For Employability Day

To mark the fourth national Employability Day, North Swindon MP & Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, Justin Tomlinson, has joined the team at Pluss in Swindon to see how it works to support individuals who face challenges entering employment.The visit came as part of Employability Day - the UK’s largest celebration for organisations supporting people into work. The annual event also provides an opportunity to increase understanding and awareness of the role they undert...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Joins Local Employers & Apprentices To Celebrate Annual Apprenticeship Awards At Swindon College

Local MP Justin Tomlinson joined local employers and their apprentices on Thursday evening at the Annual Apprenticeship Awards at Swindon College.Local employers including the Research Councils, the NHS, local schools, Swindon Borough Council, engineering companies, accountants and construction companies gathered to honour the apprentices who had been selected to receive a special recognition award for their hard work and effort.The qualifications covered a broad range including business adminis...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: These New Measures Will Break Down The Barriers Faced By Disabled People

As the Minister for Disabled People, I get to meet a huge number of charities and people living with disabilities & long-term health conditions. It’s one of the best parts of the job; and it’s their knowledge & expertise I want to use to shape what the Government does to break down barriers.Throughout my meetings & visits, one of the key suggestions has been for there to be a more joined-up approach on how Government works to support people with disabilities & long-term healt...

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Swindon MP Attends Swindon & Wiltshire’s Girl Guides Annual Awards Ceremony

Local MP Justin Tomlinson was delighted to attend the annual awards ceremony for Swindon & Wiltshire’s Girl Guides last Saturday.   Locally the Girl Guides (which includes the Brownies & the Rainbows) provide fantastic opportunities and life experiences. From trips to India to weekly meetings where the girls are able to earn badges – the Guides provide a warm environment for youngsters to enjoy unforgettable childhood experiences.   The event celebrated the year just gone for t...

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Local MP Welcomes Increased Protections For Service Anmials

Police dogs and other service animals will now receive more protection, after new laws came into effect last week. The Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Act stops people who have injured service animals claiming it was in self-defence and introduces tougher measures against people who hurt or injure service animals.The Bill has been dubbed Finn’s Law after the police dog who brought the issue to public attention. Finn was stabbed while chasing a man suspected of armed robbery, receiving serio...

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North Swindon MP To Host Third Annual Summer Activities Fair

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson will be hosting his third annual Summer Activities Fair at the Orbital Shopping Park on Saturday 20th July from 11am – 1pm.This follows the success of the first two fairs which saw several different organisations come together to show local parents, carers & grandparents what activities are on offer to keep the kids entertained over the summer holidays.  From various sports groups to the library network, computer museum and the Swindon & Cricklade Rai...

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Local MP Welcomes Tougher Sentences For Animal Abuse

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has set out legislation which will increase the maximum sentence for animal abuse.   The Government has this week introduced the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill to Parliament – which will see animal abusers face up to five years in prison, a significant increase from the current maximum sentence of six months.   The current maximum sentence is significantly lower the than the EU average of two years - however, the new Bill see the UK introduce on of th...

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