MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Stratton Outlook Monthly Article

I recently secured my first Westminster Hall debate, for which I chose the subject of ‘The Future of Library Provision’. I have seen firsthand just how vital local libraries such as the Upper Stratton and Covingham libraries are to local communities and I am determined to support efforts to enhance and improve these facilities.I set out a proactive case for supporting our vital community libraries, through enhancing the book stock, opening times and library environment, and seeking t...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

This week in Birmingham has been my first party conference as a Member of Parliament. It was also, of course, the first Conservative conference for 14 years that we’ve been in government. The 14,000 people who attended were left in no doubt as to the overall theme: ‘Let’s fix the nation together’. The banners, flags and backdrop left us in no doubt that we were governing in the national interest. Our plans to balance the budget and boost enterprise to create new jobs are ...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Checks Out Vital Gadgets To Help Older People Stay Safe

At this week’s Conservative Party Conference, Swindon North’s MP Justin Tomlinson checked out new gadgets that could transform the lives of older people and those with long term needs as well as saving the local council and health services money. Visiting the Carers UK/Tunstall Healthcare exhibition stand Justin (pictured with Ali Rogan from Tunstall) volunteered to have his vital signs checked.Using the latest telehealthcare equipment provided by world leaders Tunstall Healthcare me...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Visits Swindon Samaritans

Justin Tomlinson MP, with South Swindon MP Robert Buckland recently visited the Swindon Samaritans premuses in Curtis Street to see how they have been supporting the area since 1967.The Swindon Samaritans mission is 'to alleviate emotional distress and reduce the incidence of suicidal feelings and suicidal behaviour.'In 2009 Swindon Samaritans received over 33,000 contacts of which 30% of the people spoken to expressed suicidal thoughts or feelings at that time.  In additi...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Visits Mini Plant And Test Drives Advanced Electric Car

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has test driven an advanced electric car at the town’s BMW/MINI factory, and welcomed this week’s successful field trial results on the new vehicle.He was given a tour of the plant in Stratton and took a first-hand look at what the future holds for the production plant, which is one of Swindon’s biggest employers.Mr Tomlinson also took the opportunity to take an all-electric MINI E for a test drive. The MINI E is an advanced electric vehicle wh...

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6th Form Provision, Northern Sector

Plans to provide post-16 education in the Northern Sector are moving forward. Currently, students from the area wishing to study for A-Levels have to travel to the other side of Swindon, or out of the county altogether. A survey conducted by Abbey Meads Conservatives earlier this year showed overwhelming support for a local 6th form from parents and students. In a series of meetings, Justin Tomlinson MP has now spoken to the head teacher and governors at Isambard School, the Principal ...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Joins With Gary And Danielle Lineker To Support Education For All Children Worldwide

Justin Tomlinson MP joined with Gary and Danielle Lineker at the Houses of Parliament this week to show support for the 1 GOAL campaign. Gary Lineker is an Ambassador for 1GOAL, an initiative which aims to mobilise support for education for all through the power of football.During the World Cup Dani Lineker joined 1 GOAL on an education trip to Khayleitsha, one of the fastest growing townships in South Africa, where opportunities for children are very limited.The parliamentary event was held to ...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

I was delighted to see Swindon Town football club have brought forward proposals to redevelop the existing County Ground site. This is fantastic news for supporters and the whole town.From a non-football perspective the County Ground is a major gateway site for visitors to Swindon, so an opportunity to see a modern stadium will enhance the site and help towards our long-term town centre regeneration. A successful football club will create new employment opportunities; help boost tourism, retail ...

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