MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP Backs Money For Life Programme

Justin Tomlinson MP backs Money for Life programme to support learners in Swindon to tacklethe financial education gap amongst struggling Further Education, Adult and Community LearnersJustin Tomlinson MP is supporting a financial capability and personal money skills programme, Money for Life, targeted at Further Education (FE), Adult and Community learners in Swindon. The programme aims to deliver vital financial capability learning where it is needed most. It equips practitioners – such ...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes BMW £500m Investment

BMW has annouced it will build its next generation of Minis in Britain in a move that will help safeguard more than 5,000 jobs.The German car giant, which employs 1,200 at the plant in Swindon, said it will be investing another £500m in UK car manufacturing in a move David Cameron said is a 'tremendous vote of confidence' in the workforce.New production facilities and equipment are to be installed at the Mini pressings plant, in Bridge End Road, the assembly base, in Oxford, and it...

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New Online Financial Health Check Launched

I attended the launch by the Money Advice Service of the new online financial health check.In less than ten minutes, the free and unbiased health check – provides a personal action plan to help people stay on top of their money today, and plan to meet future goals.This is an excellent resource ensuring people know where to go for help, know their choices and how to take the practical st...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

This week the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has strongly supported the Government's economic policy, saying that deficit reduction is 'essential', and making clear that the Government should not change course. They wrote that 'strong fiscal consolidation is underway and remains essential' and that 'the current settings of fiscal and monetary policy remain appropriate.'Labour ran up the record deficit which now costs us a staggering £120m per day in debt inte...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Made Honorary President Of Heart Charity

After campaigning for emergency life-saving skills to be compulsory in schools, one of the town’s MPs has been made honorary president of the Swindon branch of the British Heart Foundation.Justin Tomlinson, MP for North Swindon, was invited to take up the post at the end of May following an article in the Adver.Mr Tomlinson said he was very proud to have been given the opportunity.“I will be pro-active in my support. I have a long standing commitment to supporting the activities of t...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Opens New Highworth Community Centre

It was a great pleasure to help officially open the brand new Highworth Community Centre on the site of the former Northview Primary School in Highworth.It is amazing to think a community the size of Highworth only had a community room, so it is a real credit to the fantastic vision, drive and enthusiasm of the Highworth Community Association, a group of seven trustees, who have worked tirelessly for the past nine months to reopen the school as a community centre for the town.It was a real pleas...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Calls For Greater Recognition For The UK’s Six Million Carers

Local MP, Justin Tomlinson has teamed up with TV presenter Angela Rippon to support this year’s Carers Week (13-19 June) and recognise the contribution made by those people in Swindon and throughout the UK who provide unpaid care for someone who is ill, frail or disabled.The theme for Carers Week 2011 is ‘The True Face of Carers’. It calls for greater recognition for the diverse range of people who have caring responsibilities. The work they carry out is vital for their familie...

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Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Parliamentary Charity Football Match

As a massive football fan and enthusiastic player, I was delighted to have an opportunity to represent the Parliamentary football team at Stamford Bridge in the annual Cystic Fibrosis charity game. Our MP’s XI was lined up against a celebrity XI, with Brighton Manager Gus Poyet as the celebrity XI player manager – I did invite him back to Swindon! The celebrity team was made up of ex-pros, comedians and sports stars, for which I had the challenge of marking Darren Campbell, the forme...

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