MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Local MP In Fairtrade Fortnight Bunting Record Bid

Justin Tomlinson MP this Thursday joined Fairtrade Ambassador and five time Olympic gold medallist, Sir Steve Redgrave, in Parliament in a bid to break the record for the world’s longest bunting.The world record attempt is to mark this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight and to highlight the Fairtrade Foundation’s ‘Great Cotton Stitch-Up’ campaign - a drive to end unfair European cotton subsidies. West African cotton producers are some of the poorest farmers on the plan...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Calls For Young Care Leavers

Justin Tomlinson MP for North Swindon is backing the launch of a national campaign calling for children in care to be given better financial support as they leave the care system. The On Our Own Two Feet campaign, led by children’s charities Action for Children and Barnardo’s, is calling for savings accounts to be set up to help young people as they leave care, by their corporate parent – the government.The new targeted, savings account proposed by the charities would...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

This week I have taken part in a debate on child slavery and human trafficking in the UK and abroad, an issue I have highlighted in Parliament on a number of occasions. In many ways the UK leads the way in tackling human trafficking. However I believe we need greater awareness, better protection of victims and stronger laws to ensure we bring these criminal gangs to justice.It is very difficult to identify the actual scale of human trafficking across the world, due to the hidden nature of the cr...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

This week it was confirmed that the Government would electrify the Great Western rail line from London to Cardiff, which of course includes Swindon. This work will take place over the next six years as part of the Government’s drive to deliver an improved and more sustainable train service. Since being elected as the MP for North Swindon, I have pressed for this as a matter of urgency, working with MPs from all parties who represent constituencies along the route.This is fantastic news for...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes Electrification Announcement

The Government has announced plans to electrify the Great Western Main Line, from London to Cardiff, which includes Swindon.  This work will take place over the next 6 years, as part of the Governments drive to deliver an improved, more sustainable train network.This will allow:An increase in capacity on the line, reducing overcrowding and allow for better value ticketsFaster train journeys, cutting the typical Swindon to London journey by 15 minutesHelp Swindon attract further business inv...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Lends Support To Save Kidderminster Harriers Campaign

Kidderminster Harriers FC faced financial meltdown this week, with £155,000 needed to be raised immediately to pay overdue tax bills.  With debts looking set to overwhelm the football club, there was a very real prospect that Kidderminster Harriers would follow in the steps of all too many football clubs in recent years and have no choice but to fold.Supporters of the football club, lead by the excellent 'Kidderminster Harriers Independent Supporters Trust' launched a 'Sav...

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Tadpole Farm, Developers Meeting

 With Crest Nicholson working on proposals to build 1700 houses on Tadpole Farm, north of Tadpole Lane, in the Northern Sector, Justin Tomlinson MP organised a meeting to discuss fellow local residents concerns.Ward Councillors, Redhouse Residents Association, Oakhurst Residents Association and Roger Ogle, Editor of Swindon Link were invited to meet with Crest Nicholson.Crest Nicholson set out their draft proposals, and details for the forthcoming consultation meeti...

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National Heritage Railway Association Annual Dinner & Awards, STEAM Museum

 Justin Tomlinson MP Having Presented the HRA Annual Award for Small Groups -Awarded to the Pontypool & Blaenavon RailwayI was very pleased to attend the National Heritage Railway Association annual dinner and awards ceremony, held at STEAM museum. The annual dinner and awards recognised the excellent work amongst volunteers and enthusiasts throughout the country, for which I presented the award for 'Small Groups'.I was delighted that STEAM museum was selected by the HRA as...

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