MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

Parliament has now risen for the Christmas recess, a welcome opportunity for me to spend all my time back in Swindon, catching up on local visits, constituency work and hopefully a good mix of local sport – weather permitting!Throughout the recent adverse weather, we have seen fantastic efforts from those responsible for keeping our roads clear and safe. Local authorities are far better prepared this year, avoiding the dangerous grit shortages of last year. However, in Parliament I did tak...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

This week I was delighted to support a bill to create an extra bank holiday for St George’s Day in England and for St David’s Day in Wales. Having bank holidays on these saints’ days will help us celebrate what makes our nation so great. These will be days on which we can be even more proud of all the best aspects of English and Welsh culture and society. Making St George’s and St David’s days official bank holidays celebrated by the nation will also go a long way t...

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Debt Awareness Day

Swindon's MPs have launched a campaign to help people cope with debts this Christmas.Robert Buckland and Justin Tomlinson invited leading experts to a seminar on Friday to highlight advice available to residents facing financial difficulties.They are also highlighting ‘top tips’ for dealing with debt at a time of year when people often overspend and worry about money.MPs are not allowed to give financial advice, but many residents have approached Mr Buckland and Mr Tomlinson so t...

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Swindon School Sports Partnership Visits Parliament

Representatives of the Swindon School Sports Partnerships VisitJustin Tomlinson MP & Robert Buckland MPToday representatives of the Swindon School Sports Partnerships visited Parliament to discuss their long-term future with Justin Tomlinson MP & Robert Buckland MP. Justin Tomlinson MP, "I was delighted to welcome the representatives to Swindon where they were once again able to set out their positive and constructive case for securing the long-term future of the School Sports ...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

This week in Parliament has been a hive of activity ahead of the vote on the proposed changes for tuition fees. I have put a lot of consideration into this crucial vote, as this has been an issue I have been interested in since my own university days when I attended the National Union of Students conferences.I am instinctively against tuition fees, so having met with the NUS President, representatives of Universities, students from Swindon and - unlike most MPs - a number of students during the ...

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Justin Tomlinson Meets Martin Lewis, MoneySavingExpert.com

Justin Tomlinson MP has met with Martin Lewis - moneysavingexpert.com again to discuss plans to create an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Finanical Education for Young People.The launch date for the APPG is January 31st 2011.The aim of the APPG is:To provide a medium through which MPs, Peers and organisations with an interest in financial education, can discuss the current provision on financial education in schools; ensure young people are equipped to make informed financial decisions;...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Supports Ankylosing Spondylitis Parliamentary Event

Dominic McNamara, NASS Swindon branch, Robert Buckland MP, Jane Skerrett, Director of NASS,Justin Tomlinson MP, Hedley Hamilton, Chairman of the NASS trustees. It was a bitingly cold day with a sharp wind but there was indeed a warm welcome at Dining Room A in the House of Commons for everyone attending the very first NASS reception for our members and supporters, all of whom had battled through the uncertain weather conditions to be there on teh day. The event was hosted by the MP Andrew G...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

Proposed changes to the School Sports Partnership (SSP) have featured heavily in the national media this week. SSPs have helped co-ordinate sporting activity and opportunities, something for which I am a passionate supporter as I firmly support the positive role that sport can play in encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle, and improving behaviour, team work and crucially enjoyment.This week I spoke in the debate on this issue, as the Government was keen to remove the ring-fencing of the &po...

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