MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Nationwide Building Society Launches New Volunteers Scheme

Local Building Society Nationwide wants to hear from local charities and volunteer groups that need supportSwindon-based Nationwide Building Society has today launched a new employee volunteering programme - Nationwide Volunteers - which offers employees two days paid leave per year to dedicate to volunteering activities.   Swindon local MPs, Justin Tomlinson and Rob Buckland along with Edie Fassnidge, from Volunteering England, attended the launch which took place at the organisation&...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

This week I met representatives from the British Heart Foundation, a charity I’ve supported for many years.  My own family has a history of heart disease, with my father, uncle and grandfather all dying at a relatively young age following heart attacks.  I am determined to help make a difference on this issue, and will be focusing on a number of areas.Firstly, in schools, much more can be done.  As part of the National Curriculum I would like to see Emergency Life Saving (EL...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Supports Renewable Heat Incentives

Justin Tomlinson MP joined green campaigners and a solar-powered hot air balloon outside Parliament to show his support for clean, green heat for businesses and homes today.During the last Government, all parties pledged to introduce this incentive in April 2011.Justin Tomlinson MP said:“Heating our homes and businesses shouldn’t heat the planet - encouraging clean, green heat is essential if we’re to cut climate-changing carbon emissions. I’m backing a Renewable Heat Inc...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Launches Priam House, Heritage Plaza

North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson, has launched Priam House in Heritage Plaza, the first phase of Thomas Homes’ exciting new landmark development on the site of the former Great Western Railway works.A major regeneration project, Heritage Plaza is in the heart of the town’s heritage district which consists of the National Trust, English Heritage, STEAM Museum, Designer Outlet Centre and the proposed new British Postal Museum.Comprising of five brand new residential blocks which will...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Speaks In Bio-Diversity Debate

Thank you, Mr Crausby, for the opportunity to speak in this crucial debate. I must profess that I do not share the expertise of Barry Gardiner, but I do have a huge interest in the matter under discussion, and the residents I represent often write to me on issues connected with it. He made some excellent points about the need to quantify the environmental benefits and values of forest ecosystems and habitat projects-he referred to their "true value"-and I certainly support that princip...

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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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