MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Valuing Natural Heritage, Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP & Gary Mantle, Wiltshire Wildlife TrustJustin Tomlinson MP, North Swindon pledged to ‘value our natural heritage’ this week after meeting local nature conservation organisation Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) at the House of Commons. The event was held to highlight the value of funding nature and its recovery. It showcased a number of Wildlife Trust projects funded by HLF around the UK.Justin Tomlinson MP said &...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Puts The Pressure On

Justin Tomlinson MP for North Swindon is lending his support to The Stroke Association’s Know Your Blood Pressure campaign and is urging the people of Swindon to get their blood pressure checked in a bid to raise awareness of the dangerous link between high blood pressure and stroke.Justin Tomlinson MP had his blood pressure tested this week at a Parliamentary Know Your Blood Pressure event hosted by The Stroke Association. With annual Know Your Blood Pre...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

George Osborne has just delivered the Government’s second Budget. It sets out how we will reform the nation’s economy so that we enjoy growth and jobs in the future. It is also about doing what we can to help families with the cost of living – including an immediate 1 pence cut in fuel duty. In last year’s Emergency Budget the new Government had to bring the country back from the brink of bankruptcy. Labour had maxed out the country’s credit card, and left thei...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

As a strong advocate of encouraging local residents to take the plunge and set up their own business, I was delighted that this week the Government launched a major new initiative to support entrepreneurs; Start Up Britain.Start Up Britain will be a champion for the UK’s 270,000 businesses that start up every year aiming to help drive growth by accelerating, inspiring and celebrating Britain’s start-up talent.As part of Start Up Britain, the Government has set out a series of measure...

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A Conservative Budget For Growth, Jobs & Families

Key measures in the Budget to boost growth include:Immediate Fuel Duty cut and scrapping of Labour’s annual fuel duty hikes£250m to help 1st time buyers250,000 new apprenticeships and 100,000 work placementsCuts in corporation tax and extension of small business rate relief to boost new job creationIncome tax thresholds increased, taking 1.1m low paid out of tax altogether and helpingall workers keep an extra £326 of their hard earned moneyIncreased Bank Levy, greater contribut...

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Swindon To Kemble Gets The Green Light!

 The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, confirmed in today's Budget Statement that the Swindon to Kemble redoubling project has finally been given approval by the Government.It had been thought, following the Comprehensive Spending Review, that Government funding would not be available until 2014 at the earliest. However, after the announcement by the Government that the electrification of the Great Western Mainline would take place it became clear that diversiona...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Supports, 'Let's Get Cooking' Club At Haydonleigh Primary School

Justin Tomlinson MP today joined students and parents at Haydonleigh Primary School, 'Let's get cooking' club.Now in the fourth year of a £20 million, five year Lottery funded programme, there are nearly 4,000 school–based let’s get cooking clubs in every local authority across England, with over 400 clubs based in London. So far more than 750,000 people have developed their cooking skills through the programme. Which is on track to achieve its target of teachi...

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Entrepreneurs From Swindon Attend Barclay Seminar

 MP for Swindon North, Justin Tomlinson speaking at the Barclays 'Driving the business forward' event in Swindon.Credit: Professional Images With the country increasingly reliant on the private sector to create growth in the economy, the new Barclays business event in Swindon could not have come at a better time.21 local businesses attended a business seminar on Friday to hear first hand from local MP Justin Tomlinson and Managing Director of The Directors Centre and business g...

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