MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Welcomes Strong Employment Figures

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed another set of strong employment figures, showing the strength of the UK economy.Figures released by the Office of National Statistics show that the UK’s employment rate stands at 76%, up from 75.6% this time last year. The employment rate for women stands at 72%, which is the highest since records began.There are 354,000 more people in employment than last year, with the increase being mainly due to full-time jobs.The number of people unemployed ...

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Swindon MP Welcomes Hockey Club To Its New Home

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson helped welcome Swindon Hockey Club to their new home at a special family day event.The club has signed an anchor partner agreement with The Deanery Academy, which will see the club use the new school’s pitch and other training facilities.Swindon Hockey Club is also celebrating its centenary this year and took the opportunity to mark both occasions with a family fun day at their new Deanery Academy home.Around 350 people attended the event to welcome the club t...

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Justin Celebrates Another Successful Summer Activities Fair

Families enjoyed the sunshine as they visited North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson’s Summer Activities Fair.Now in its third year, the event is an opportunity for local groups and organisations to showcase the activities they have offer families, and also provides parents with options for activities to keep children entertained during the summer holiday.This year’s Fair was the most successful yet, with scores of families turning up to the Orbital Shopping Park to see what the various organisat...

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Justin Opens New St Andrew's Play Park

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson joined local parish councillors to open the new play park in St Andrews.Justin was delighted to be asked to officially open St Andrew’s Parish Council’s new play park, which is situated on Highdown Way.The event was attended by local families – who enjoyed a gift bag and ice lollies, as well as borough councillors Vera Tomlinson and Steve Heyes.Justin Tomlinson MP said: “It was a pleasure to officially open the park, and I hope the children enjoy using...

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Swindon MP Meets With Key Disability Stakeholders

North Swindon MP and Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Justin Tomlinson, has met with Chief Executives of the key stakeholders who make-up the Disability Charities Consortium to discuss a range of issues affecting people with disabilities. The Disability Charities Consortium is a coalition of eight of the largest disability charities, who work together to influence Government jointly on a small number of policy areas including employment, welfare and independent living. Justin met ...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: What A Week Of Sport

What a week of sport!Have you recovered yet? Has the heart rate returned to normal; the adrenaline stopped flowing?I am not ashamed to say there was quite a lot of excited jumping up & down in the Tomlinson household last Sunday, as Jos Buttler crashed through the stumps to secure our first ever ICC Cricket World Cup Final victory.But for a good chunk of Sunday, my sporting loyalties were split, as I was fortunate enough to have been asked by the organisers of the British Grand Prix to prese...

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North Swindon MP Presents Trophies To Formula 2 Champions At Silverstone

Local MP Justin Tomlinson was honoured to present the winner’s trophies in the Formula 2 Championship race at Silverstone on Sunday.   The MP was attending the event in his capacity as Minister for Disabled People, following his proactive work to increase the number of disabled people employed within engineering and motorsport, as well as meeting with Motorsport UK on the subject.   Following on from its declaration in December 2018, the FIA (Federation of International Automobiles) is...

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Local MP Praises Swindon Business F-TEC

  North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has celebrated the success of local business F-TEC, as it marked its third year in the town.   F-TEC is a dedicated training facility, offering an extensive range of forklift engineering programmes, including: apprenticeships, advanced level courses, diagnostics, safety, and more.   Justin visited the 15,000 sq.ft. facility at the Kembrey Park Industrial Estate to help the company mark the occasion, and see the business first-hand. The facility boast...

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