MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

This week we saw the welcome news that unemployment in Swindon had fallen.  The Borough saw a fall of 1,902 benefit claimants compared to this time last year, indicating a significant start to our recovery.As part of the Emergency Budget to tackle the deficit, the Government set out clear plans to support people coming off benefits and getting back into work.  Key measures announced included: reducing the public deficit to keep interest rates down; cutting corporation tax; canceling La...

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Local MP Pledges Support To Fight Against Breast Cancer

Local MP at prestigious Breakthrough Breast Cancer Parliamentary Reception Justin Tomlinson, local MP for North Swindon has pledged to support 5 key actions which will aid the fight against breast cancer, at Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s recent Annual Parliamentary Reception.During the reception at the Houses of Parliament, MP Justin Tomlinson committed to support Breakthrough Breast Cancer in its work to deliver better outcomes for people with breast cancer and create a future free fr...

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Justin Tomlinson Supports Big Arts Day

Councillor Dale Heenan (Covingham & Nythe) and Justin Tomlinson MP at the Big Arts Day, Lydiard Park Justin Tomlinson MP was part of the official opening ceremony on The Big Arts Day, alongside the Mayor Councillor Rex Barnett.The Big Arts Day saw thousands of people flock to Lydiard Park to celebrate and participate in the arts. Dance, singing, musical instrument workshops, theatre, opera and musical theatre, street arts, circus workshops, visual art, photography, film and video w...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

One of the key priorities for me as both a local resident and MP is to help deliver the much-needed town centre regeneration for Swindon.  I’ve already met with Council Leader Rod Bluh and Karen Walker of Forward Swindon, both of whom are passionate about the need to deliver.  A number of issues have become clear.Firstly, it’s essential that Swindon is ready to deliver the regeneration as soon as the economy recovers.  This means, working through Forward Swindon, we ha...

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Street Games / Parachallenge Festival

Justin Tomlinson MP with former 400m relay world champion Derek Redmond  Swindon hosted the South-West regional Street Games / Parachallenge Festival for the first time on Sunday 4th July at Dorcan Rec.The festival, organised by Swindon Borough Council's Leisure Services and Youth Services teams in partnership with youth sport development charity StreetGames, is designed to give young people from disadvantaged communities the opportunity to experience the thrill of taking part in a majo...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Supports Breast Cancer Care

Justin Tomlinson MP & Breast Cancer Care, Chief Executive, Samia al Qadhi and one of our volunteers. North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson took time out for a special Strawberry Tea party in the House of Commons.Organised by leading support charity Breast Cancer Care, the Westminster event was a chance for Justin to find out more about the charity’s work to help people affected by breast cancer and the issues that are important to the 46,000 women and men diagnosed with the ...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

I was delighted this week to be confirmed as a member of the support team at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.  This is an area I am particularly interested in, following my four very enjoyable years as the Lead Member for Culture, Leisure & Recreation on Swindon Borough Council.  In a meeting with Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State at the Department whose brief includes the Olympics, the priorities for the future were set out: Media – We’re fortunate i...

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Stratton Outlook Monthly Article, July

One of the most challenging issues facing Swindon is development, and in particular the plans for thousands of new houses on our doorstep.  In Stratton, the Eastern Development Area is a particular concern, with 12,000 houses being proposed for countryside just the other side of the A419.  I was able to highlight these issues recently when I spoke in a Commons debate about Swindon’s future development.  My particular interest lies in the ‘quality of life’ issues ...

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