MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Swindon Advertiser Column: We Need To Restore Trust In Our Politics

We should have left the EU on March 29th and the electorate made their frustration & anger at this failure very clear in last week’s European elections. It was a dreadful night for both the Government and Labour, there is no escaping this.As MPs we have been unable to break the deadlock, with seemingly everyone advocating compromise with the exception of their own position.  As a minority Government we needed support from Opposition MPs, but we were never able to secure sufficient suppor...

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GP Hub Update - 29 May

Since IMH's involvement with our local surgeries I have relentlessly raised concerns on behalf of local residents to senior clinicians, the CCG & the CQC.Today the CCG have issued the following statement:******STATEMENT FROM SWINDON NHS CCGFollowing lengthy discussions, and in light of ongoing challenges, Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group can confirm that Integral Medical Holdings (IMH) will withdraw from its operations in Swindon.Since September 2018, the IMH Group had been working in pa...

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Justin Welcomes Major Investment To Modernise The Rail Network

North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson has welcomed works by Network Rail to upgrade the Great Western Main Line, which covers Swindon and the surrounding area.Since the year 2000, the number of rail passengers has doubled in the UK and yet much of the railway infrastructure from tracks and signals, to stations and bridges on the Great Western Mainline from London to Bristol and on to Penzance have remained largely unchanged since being built in the 19th century. The Government is correcting this by...

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North Swindon MP Welcomes New Ban On Single Use Plastics

Justin Tomlinson MP has joined environmental campaigners in welcoming the Government’s announcement of a ban on plastic straws, plastic drink stirrers and plastic handled cotton buds in England– praising it as a ‘really bold and positive step.’The North Swindon MP, who has backed Sky's Ocean Rescue campaign, lobbied Ministers on the need to take urgent action to end the scourge of single-use plastics which pollute the planetThe Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced this week that...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: Our Town Is A Vibrant Hub At Centre Of The Technologies Of The Future

You might not know it, but our town is a vibrant hub at the centre of developing the technologies which will power our future.Swindon Powertrain, based near Greenbridge, specialise in building new high-specification engines, with many of their clients coming from the world of motorsport.When I was given the opportunity to see some of the work Powertrain is doing on zero & low emission vehicles, I couldn’t say no.Whilst still relatively new, zero or low emission technology has taken signifi...

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North Swindon MP Meets Therapy Dogs UK In Parliament

North Swindon MP & Minister for Disabled People, Justin Tomlinson, has joined MPs from across Parliament to learn more about the work of therapy dogs.Justin attended a drop-in event hosted by Therapy Dogs UK to meet the dogs and learn more about the organisation.Therapy Dogs UK is run by volunteers and uses the calm and friendly nature of dogs to reduce stress and anxiety. The dogs have been used in hospitals and schools to help calm patients and pupils at times of acute stress and anxiety ...

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Justin Welcomes £12 Million Of Additional Funding To Expand Local Ambulance Services

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed plans laid out by South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (SWASFT) on how it will use £12 million of extra funding to recruit 240 additional frontline staff.SWASFT announced its 'Our People Plan' to set out how it will best utilise the £12 million in additional funding it has secured from commissioners for the next two years. The additional funds would mean the Trust can recruit more than 240 additional frontline staff to help meet deman...

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Justin Welcomes Increased Support For Those Affected By Domestic Abuse

Thousands of people fleeing domestic abuse will be given greater protections under new measures announced by the Government.Under the proposals, local authorities will have a legal duty to ensure that survivors of domestic abuse are provided life-saving support in secure accommodation. The move aims to end the variation in support across local authorities and provide consistency across the country.There will also be a requirement for local authorities to work together to ensure that the needs of...

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