MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

 The state of the high street is an issue that has been loudly lamented in recent years, and often rightly so. As Vice-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Town Centres and of the APPGs for Retail and Small Shops the state of our high street is very important to me. Therefore I welcome the publication of the Portas Review, which goes beyond retailing to examine how high streets and town centres work, are used, and what makes them successful. The last few years have been tough on h...

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Swindon CALM Christmas Collection, Morrisions

Justin Tomlinson MP & Fiancee Jo Wheeler withDaniel Crowley at Morrisons'sSwindon's two MP's Justin Tomlinson & Robert Buckland joined volunteers to pack bags at the busy Morrison's store in Haydon Wick to raise money for Swindon CALM (Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Movement)The annual fundraiser has previously raised between £2,000 and £3,000 each year an essential part of the fund-raising activities for Swindon CALM.Justin Tomlinson MP, "Myself a...

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Pine Trees Community Centre Opens Its Doors

Cllr Brian Mattock, Justin Tomlinson MP, Mayor Ray Ballman andlocal residents open the new £2m Pine Trees Community CentreA new community centre in Swindon has opened its doors to the public.The £2m Pine Trees Community Centre replaces the old one which was demolished in 2007 - now the site of the Swindon Academy on Beech Avenue.It also includes two dental surgeries, a large events hall, public library, internet cafe and rooms which can be rented for community events.Swindon Borough ...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Secures Parliamentary Debate For His Financial Education Campaign

Following the launch of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Financial Education For Young People's report on Financial Education and the Curriculum, Justin Tomlinson MP (Chair of the APPG) secured a three hour debate on the issue in the House of Commons.  The debate was a perfect opportunity to set out the case for compulsory financial education in schools and the other findings of the report, right in the midst of a national curriculum review.  Schools Minister Nick Gibb a...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes Honda Return To Full Production And The Announcement Of 500 New Jobs

The first new Honda Civic rolls off the production line this morning at theirSwindon PlantHonda today celebrated the start of the mass production of the New Civic as normal production resumes at its Swindon car plant. The plant has been running at a reduced capacity following a shortage of parts caused by the floods in Thailand earlier in the year.Honda, which currently employs 3000 people in Swindon, also announced the creation of 500 new jobs in Swindon to meet a forecasted production increase...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

This has been a significant week for my campaign calling for compulsory financial education for young people. I have been overwhelmed by the fantastic public support, as well as invaluable backing from the Personal Financial Education Charity PFEG, Martin Lewis of MoneySavingExpert.com, and TV maths expert Carol Vorderman. On Monday, following an eight month inquiry by my All-Party Parliamentary Group for Financial Education for Young People, we published a 52-page report setting out a cons...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Visits Seven Fields Primary School

Justin Tomlinson MP with Seven Fields' Head Zita McCormickAs North Swindon’s MP, I regularly visit schools in my constituency, all with their own particular successes and stories to tell, but my recent visit to Seven Fields Primary School in Penhill has left a real impression.Seven Fields is a school rated by Ofsted as Outstanding, having been transformed despite real challenges. Only three years ago, it gained an Outstanding in just one category; it has now achieved this highest ratin...

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All Party Parliamentary Group On Financial Education For Young People Launches Its Report

Justin Tomlinson MP with Carol Vorderman and Martin Lewis of MoneySavingExpert.comJustin Tomlinson MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Financial Education for Young People, today welcomed the launch of the Group's report on Financial Education and the Curriculum.  The report follows an eight month, UK wide inquiry and recommends that the Government should promote the provision of high quality financial education in schools in England. Around one in four econom...

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