MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

North Swindon MP Welcomes New Employment Figures

North Swindon MP and Work & Pensions Minister, Justin Tomlinson, has welcomed new that the number of people in employment has increased again according to the latest Office of National Statistics monthly report.The number of people in work stands at 32.41 million, up 350,000 on the same period a year earlier. The number of people in full-time jobs continues to rise with 416,000 more people working full-time than last year, while at the same time the number of people in part-time work decli...

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Justin Asks Residents To Donate Gifts To His Annual Christmas Appeal

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson will be supporting Swindon Women’s Aid for his annual Christmas Gift Appeal.Each year Justin chooses an organisation and asks people to donate Christmas Gifts to them – using his office as a collection point. In the past he has organised gift collections for children in care and elderly people at risk of loneliness and isolation.This year he has teamed up Swindon Women’s Aid and its Christmas Appeal, and is asking people to donate gifts to women and childr...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Opens State Of The Art Recycling Technologies Facility

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson was delighted to officially open Recycling Technologies’ new headquarters on the South Marston Industrial Estate.Recycling Technologies, which Justin opened in 2013, has engineered a machine to take plastic waste which cannot currently be recycled and turn it into a valuable hydrocarbon product called Plaxx. In turn this can benefit the environment by enhancing the recyclability of plastic, installing recycling capacity- with the ultimate aim of a 90% plastic ...

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Local MP Hosts Regular Meeting With Swindon Climate Action Network

Climate change, emerging technological innovations, investment and future planning developments in Swindon were on the agenda as North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson, sat down for a meeting with the Swindon Climate Action Network (SCAN).SCAN is a local independent group that promote issues around the environment, which extends to; biodiversity, recycling, climate change and sustainability. In addition, they organise events and campaign on specific policy changes from Swindon Borough Council, centr...

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North Swindon MP Welcomes News Town Will Receive More Than £1 Million To Repair Damaged Roads

Swindon is set to receive more than £1 million to repair damaged roads, news which has been welcomed by local MP Justin Tomlinson.During last month’s Budget the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced a £420 million investment to repair potholes blighting UK roads – of which Swindon will receive £1.24 million.Next year the South West will receive £161 million from the Local Highways Maintenance and Integrated Transport Block funds, which will be used to ensure that roads are repaired and m...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: Parliament Week Is A Brilliant Celebration Of Our Democracy

It’s always a challenge to write a weekly article in the midst of fast-paced events in Westminster.On Wednesday the Prime Minister secured agreement for the next steps on the road to Brexit.As with all negotiations, there have had to be compromises, but as someone who voted leave I firmly believe that this deal strikes the important balance of delivering on the result of the referendum and acting in the national interest.Calm heads are now needed. For all of the hyperbole, this is the best opt...

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North Swindon GP Hub Update

As you will know I have issued lots of updates on the ongoing problems arising from the rushed transition to the new GP Medical Hub.Since we first became aware of issues, I have been in daily contact with the Swindon CCG, IMH & the Hub management team to push and demand urgent improvements. I have also been in contact with senior staff at the GWH as I wanted to make sure that if any knock-on effects were being felt, these could be used to help me push for urgent improvements.After our first ...

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Local MP Joins Hundreds Of Residents As Swindon Remembers

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson joined hundreds of Swindon residents to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. On Sunday Justin attended the annual Service of Remembrance at the Town Centre War Memorial, during which he laid a wreath in memory of men and women who served in the World Wars and subsequent conflicts. Justin Tomlinson MP said: “It is so important to remember the sacrifices made by so many people to ensure our freedom, and I am always proud to take part in the ce...

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