MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

Rising fuel costs are continuing to hit the hard-pressed motorist, and they have damaging implications for our wider economy. Under the last Government we saw 12 fuel duty rises, taking the tax from 40.28p to 57.19p per litre, with further rises in the pipeline. With world oil prices rocketing, we must now act to ease the pressure on the motorists. So this week I have signed up for the Fair Fuel UK campaign, calling for action on fuel duty costs and the need for a fair fuel stabiliser in the for...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Supports FairFuelUK Campaign

North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson, today urged the Government to implement a fuel duty stabiliser in the forthcoming budget and to take action to help limit the impact of rising fuel prices locally.Justin said: “Motorists find themselves paying ever higher prices at the pump. It is especially serious for those where cars are essential, either for getting to work, doing the weekly shop, or even enjoying a weekend out with the family.”And he added: “Small businesses ar...

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Justin Tomlinson Supports TIGA Submission To HM Treasury

Jeremy Holt, Founder, Swindon Museum of Computing & Justin Tomlinson MPTIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, today called on the Government to recognise the importance of the highly skilled, high tech South West games industry in its future growth strategy in the forthcoming Budget. TIGA made the call in its Budget submission ‘Budget for Growth: Powering the Video Games Sector to Support the Economic Recovery’.The UK games industry is a vital sector...

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MP Joins Local Firm's Fight Over £42,000 Insurance Row

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has stepped in to help a local company whose insurers are refusing to compensate them for a burglary which left them £42,000 out of pocket.Thamesdown Marketing Services were burgled in October last year, but Aviva won’t pay compensation even though Thamesdown has a comprehensive policy costing £5,600 a year.Thamesdown’s Managing Director Paul Parkin said, “I think it’s an outrage that a large Insurance Company like Aviva are h...

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Local MP In Fairtrade Fortnight Bunting Record Bid

Justin Tomlinson MP this Thursday joined Fairtrade Ambassador and five time Olympic gold medallist, Sir Steve Redgrave, in Parliament in a bid to break the record for the world’s longest bunting.The world record attempt is to mark this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight and to highlight the Fairtrade Foundation’s ‘Great Cotton Stitch-Up’ campaign - a drive to end unfair European cotton subsidies. West African cotton producers are some of the poorest farmers on the plan...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Calls For Young Care Leavers

Justin Tomlinson MP for North Swindon is backing the launch of a national campaign calling for children in care to be given better financial support as they leave the care system. The On Our Own Two Feet campaign, led by children’s charities Action for Children and Barnardo’s, is calling for savings accounts to be set up to help young people as they leave care, by their corporate parent – the government.The new targeted, savings account proposed by the charities would...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

This week I have taken part in a debate on child slavery and human trafficking in the UK and abroad, an issue I have highlighted in Parliament on a number of occasions. In many ways the UK leads the way in tackling human trafficking. However I believe we need greater awareness, better protection of victims and stronger laws to ensure we bring these criminal gangs to justice.It is very difficult to identify the actual scale of human trafficking across the world, due to the hidden nature of the cr...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

This week it was confirmed that the Government would electrify the Great Western rail line from London to Cardiff, which of course includes Swindon. This work will take place over the next six years as part of the Government’s drive to deliver an improved and more sustainable train service. Since being elected as the MP for North Swindon, I have pressed for this as a matter of urgency, working with MPs from all parties who represent constituencies along the route.This is fantastic news for...

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