MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP Made Honorary President Of Heart Charity

After campaigning for emergency life-saving skills to be compulsory in schools, one of the town’s MPs has been made honorary president of the Swindon branch of the British Heart Foundation.Justin Tomlinson, MP for North Swindon, was invited to take up the post at the end of May following an article in the Adver.Mr Tomlinson said he was very proud to have been given the opportunity.“I will be pro-active in my support. I have a long standing commitment to supporting the activities of t...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Opens New Highworth Community Centre

It was a great pleasure to help officially open the brand new Highworth Community Centre on the site of the former Northview Primary School in Highworth.It is amazing to think a community the size of Highworth only had a community room, so it is a real credit to the fantastic vision, drive and enthusiasm of the Highworth Community Association, a group of seven trustees, who have worked tirelessly for the past nine months to reopen the school as a community centre for the town.It was a real pleas...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Calls For Greater Recognition For The UK’s Six Million Carers

Local MP, Justin Tomlinson has teamed up with TV presenter Angela Rippon to support this year’s Carers Week (13-19 June) and recognise the contribution made by those people in Swindon and throughout the UK who provide unpaid care for someone who is ill, frail or disabled.The theme for Carers Week 2011 is ‘The True Face of Carers’. It calls for greater recognition for the diverse range of people who have caring responsibilities. The work they carry out is vital for their familie...

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Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Parliamentary Charity Football Match

As a massive football fan and enthusiastic player, I was delighted to have an opportunity to represent the Parliamentary football team at Stamford Bridge in the annual Cystic Fibrosis charity game. Our MP’s XI was lined up against a celebrity XI, with Brighton Manager Gus Poyet as the celebrity XI player manager – I did invite him back to Swindon! The celebrity team was made up of ex-pros, comedians and sports stars, for which I had the challenge of marking Darren Campbell, the forme...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

The Prime Minister has asked retail guru Mary Portas to lead an independent review into the future of Britain’s high streets. Mary Portas is best known for her TV programmes ‘Mary Queen of Shops’ and ‘Secret Shopper’. As Vice-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Small Shops, I really like her straight talking, no- nonsense approach. Her expertise will help us to create vibrant and diverse town centres and bring back the bustle to our high streets.The purpos...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

Last week the House of Commons voted in favour of a motion which should see a crackdown on the terrible practice of human trafficking. It came after 600,000 people signed a petition asking the UK to act, and I am delighted that the Government is taking vital steps in tackling this horrendous exploitation.Human trafficking is the third largest illegal industry in the word, after drug dealing and the arms trade, worth around $32 billion annually. The Metropolitan Police believe some 4,000 women an...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

Local residents have contacted me in their droves about the campaign to end the ridiculous practice of fisherman being required to discard dead fish back into the sea. This European law is nonsense, creating needless waste and damaging the environment.A debate on this subject was called in the House of Commons, which I supported. MPs of all parties were united in agreement that this practice should end. Such unity happens only rarely in Parliament! It was agreed that we need to give fishermen mo...

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Swindon 105.5FM Awards

Justin Tomlinson MP & Shirley Ludford, Station ManagerI was delighted to be asked to present the Swindon 105.5FM Community Radio awards. This event celebrated some of the best programmes broadcast over the past year. I am a huge fan of Swindon 105.5 because it allows access to the airwaves for people who might otherwise not have their voices heard. It covers many small-scale community events and is always proud to promote the best of Swindon. It also provides a real community meeting-place w...

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