MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP & Robert Buckland MP, Construction Apprentices For The Day

As part of National Apprenticeship Week (7 - 11 February 2011), CITB-ConstructionSkills and local employer England Carpentry has invited Robert Buckland, MP for South Swindon, and Justin Tomlinson, MP for North Swindon, to visit a live construction project at a Barratt Homes development in Swindon to experience life as an apprentice for the day.The aim of National Apprenticeship Week is to highlight the talents and skills of apprentices and encourage young people and employers to think about how...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

“Are they talking about it down the Dog & Duck?” This is a saying my colleague Andrew Percy MP (Brigg & Goole) often uses in Parliament to question whether an issue is really important outside the Westminster village. Following the launch of the Alternative Vote (AV) referendum campaigns, it seems very apt. In a nutshell, they aren’t!I am still puzzled about AV. The polls are saying this isn’t a priority for the electorate and I know from my casework that it simpl...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

The banking sector is seeking to move from retribution to recovery. It is fashionable to ‘bash the banks’; in fact at a public meeting in Swindon last week I was asked, “Why don’t we hound them out of the UK”? However, the reality is that banks are central to the economic recovery in terms of business lending and tax revenue, so this is an issue I have taken a keen interest in.Last week it was confirmed that HSBC, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking ...

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Inaugural APPG Meeting For Financial Education For Young People

Justin Tomlinson MP with Martin Lewis - MoneySavingExpert.com Following on from the successful launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Financial Education for Young People we had our inaugural meeting.The meeting was packed with supporting MPs and organisations as we planned our timetable of meetings and action.The group with focus on 4 core areas:Primary & Secondary School EducationFurther Education, Apprenticeships & Work Based TrainingHigher EducationVulnerable ...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Supports Moves To Prevent Prisoners From Voting

Justin Tomlinson MP today voted to keep the ban on prisoners voting, in defiance of a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights.MPs have overwhelmingly supported this motion, voting in favour 234 to 22 - a majority of 212.The House of Commons' decision is not binding, but could put pressure on ministers to go against the Strasbourg court's decision.Justin Tomlinson MP, "This was an essential vote, as we have given a crystal clear message to Ministers to go against the Strasbourg ...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Secures Donation For Inner Flame

 Justin Tomlinson MP has secured a small donation for local charity 'Inner Flame', which will enable them to provide a free session in a local school or college.Inner Flame’s vision is:"To inspire and support young people to live rich, happy and fulfilling lives, and to be excited about who they are"Fire Me Up!, is Inner Flame's flagship programme. It is a residential course for people aged 14-19. Participants experience a unique opportunity for personal growth a...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

Last week I helped lead a debate on consumer credit and debt management, seeking to gain extra protection for consumers against high cost credit agreements, pay day advances and loan sharks.This was an essential debate, secured with cross-party support, as we sought to protect the most vulnerable consumers. It is a delicate juggling act; whilst we need to protect people, we must not create a situation where the loan market is squeezed and consumers are pushed into a spiral of ever-increasing deb...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Supports Youth Sport Swindon Bid

Justin Tomlinson MP has supported a local bid to secure Big Lottery money for a project called "Youth Sport Swindon".This project aims to: 1.  Improve the quality of life of disadvantaged young people, and the communities in which they live, by delivering sport, volunteering and leadership programmes, which will nurture sporting talent and develop community leaders. Quality of life will improved by meeting the 4 outcomes of:Reduction in anti social behaviour Improve...

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