MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

This week we saw the Comprehensive Spending Review, where the Chancellor has set out a clear timetable to stabilise the economy. Whoever had won the General Election, difficult - in fact very difficult – decisions would have to have been taken for Britain to step back from the brink.Failure to act simply wasn’t an option. We need to confront the bills from a decade of debt and start to rebuild, putting our public services and the welfare state on a sustainable footing – for the...

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Call For High Speed Rail Link

Swindon's top politicians yesterday called on the Government to electrify the Great Western rail line and slash journey times to London.Rod Bluh, leader of Swindon Borough Council, launched a campaign in Parliament in support of the electrification of the Great Western main line, alongside Swindon’s MPs Conservative Robert Buckland and Justin Tomlinson.They say the Tory-Lib Dem coalition must honour the previous Labour government’s plans, announced last year, to electrify the lin...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Speaks In The Anti-Slavery Debate

Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for giving me the opportunity to speak in this crucial debate. It is a credit to the decision to introduce Back-Bench business, and my hon. Friend Mr Bone opened it with great distinction.I share the concern that there are no robust estimates for the number of victims of trafficking in the UK. Having the figures for victims of trafficking is fundamental to raising awareness of the issue and ensuring that human trafficking is given due attention by local police force...

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Nationwide Building Society Launches New Volunteers Scheme

Local Building Society Nationwide wants to hear from local charities and volunteer groups that need supportSwindon-based Nationwide Building Society has today launched a new employee volunteering programme - Nationwide Volunteers - which offers employees two days paid leave per year to dedicate to volunteering activities.   Swindon local MPs, Justin Tomlinson and Rob Buckland along with Edie Fassnidge, from Volunteering England, attended the launch which took place at the organisation&...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

This week I met representatives from the British Heart Foundation, a charity I’ve supported for many years.  My own family has a history of heart disease, with my father, uncle and grandfather all dying at a relatively young age following heart attacks.  I am determined to help make a difference on this issue, and will be focusing on a number of areas.Firstly, in schools, much more can be done.  As part of the National Curriculum I would like to see Emergency Life Saving (EL...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Supports Renewable Heat Incentives

Justin Tomlinson MP joined green campaigners and a solar-powered hot air balloon outside Parliament to show his support for clean, green heat for businesses and homes today.During the last Government, all parties pledged to introduce this incentive in April 2011.Justin Tomlinson MP said:“Heating our homes and businesses shouldn’t heat the planet - encouraging clean, green heat is essential if we’re to cut climate-changing carbon emissions. I’m backing a Renewable Heat Inc...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Launches Priam House, Heritage Plaza

North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson, has launched Priam House in Heritage Plaza, the first phase of Thomas Homes’ exciting new landmark development on the site of the former Great Western Railway works.A major regeneration project, Heritage Plaza is in the heart of the town’s heritage district which consists of the National Trust, English Heritage, STEAM Museum, Designer Outlet Centre and the proposed new British Postal Museum.Comprising of five brand new residential blocks which will...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Speaks In Bio-Diversity Debate

Thank you, Mr Crausby, for the opportunity to speak in this crucial debate. I must profess that I do not share the expertise of Barry Gardiner, but I do have a huge interest in the matter under discussion, and the residents I represent often write to me on issues connected with it. He made some excellent points about the need to quantify the environmental benefits and values of forest ecosystems and habitat projects-he referred to their "true value"-and I certainly support that princip...

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