MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP Speaks In Parliament On Sport In Schools

Justin Tomlinson MP today spoke in a Parliamentary debate on the importance of safeguarding sport in schools.In the Westminster Hall debate, Justin focused on three main areas: the school sports partnerships, what is physically going on in schools as we speak and  wider community access to schools.On school sports partnerships, Justin spoke about the challenge that the removal of the ring fence from sports funding in schools poses. "The challenge that remains for school sport...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Hosts Retail Forum To Discuss Swindon's Town Centre

As the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Small Shops and an active member of the APPG on the Town Centre, North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson this week called together Swindon’s key retailers to take part in a retail forum.The forum was an opportunity for the retailers to meet with Justin, the British Retail Consortium and the Business Improvement District management company inSwindon to discuss the current health of Swindon’s Town Centre and how it can be impr...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Attends GWE Business Forum To Meet With Local Businesses

Justin Tomlinson MP speaks at a Barclays Business Forward event in Swindon earlierthis yearJustin Tomlinson MP today joined his South Swindon colleague Robert Buckland at the quarterly Business Forum hosted by GWE Business West.The event was an opportunity for Swindon’s business community to discuss their priorities and difficulties with Swindon’s two representatives in Parliament, and for the MPs to feed back to the business community the action the government is taking to help busi...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

I have written a lot in this column, and elsewhere, about my campaign in Parliament on the subject of financial education for young people. Our report, to be published next week, will call for financial education to be made a compulsory part of the national curriculum. I believe we have a duty to equip our young people with the financial skills needed to make informed decisions as consumers. I also believe in the importance of giving the next generation of entrepreneurs the financial grounding t...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Supports Home Heat Campaign To Keep People Warm This Winter

Justin Tomlinson MP with Dragon's Den start Hilary DeveyNew figures reveal that in Britain, over 3.5 million households are entitled to some form of assistance with their fuel bills.That help is worth an average of £250 per household and a free helpline is available for more information.Lending his support to the campaign, Justin Tomlinson MP said  "Around one in ten homes in North Swindon are entitled to some form of support. Anyone who is concerned about...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Speaks Out Against Japanese Whaling

Justin Tomlinson MP supporting a recent Wildlife Trust campaign to protectthe seas and the wildlife in itJustin Tomlinson MP today wrote to the Japanese Ambassador to highlight concern at the continued practice of Japanese whaling following the Japanese whaling fleet setting sail for Antarctica and harpooning hundreds of whales.In the letter, Justin raised the concern that this was yet another commercial whale hunt in breach of international law and not the scientific venture that the Japanese g...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes Great Western Ambulance Service's Heart Screening Scheme

Justin Tomlinson MP is Vice Chair of the APPG for the Heart and HonouraryPresident of the Swindon British Heart FoundationPatients suffering from a common but little-known heart defect are being diagnosed more rapidly thanks to a new initiative pioneered by Great Western Ambulance Service.Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a heart rhythm disorder that affects almost two per cent of the UK population – many of whom do not realise they have the condition. Patients in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Supports Carers Rights Day 2011

Justin Tomlinson MP with Angela Rippon at a Carers Week event earlier in the yearJustin Tomlinson MP has lent his support to Carers UK’s national carers’ rights campaign, urging people caring for ill or disabled loved ones to access all the support they are entitled to.There are around 6.4 million unpaid carers in the UK who provide care support to family, friends and neighbours, saving the country an estimated £119 billion each year. Carers Rights Day, run each year by Ca...

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