MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Swindon Advertiser Column: Though A Century Has Passed The Importance Of Honouring Their Lives Has Not Diminished

On Sunday, the nation will fall silent in quiet reflection as we remember those who have fought and died in the service of our country in all wars.At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we pause to think of all of the men & women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the endeavour of guaranteeing our freedom & security.This year’s commemorations are of special significance. Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice at Compiègne in France,...

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North Swindon MP Bowled Over By Swindon Academy's New Cricket Programme

Justin Tomlinson MP was on hand at the recent Swindon Academy Sixth Form evening as the brand new cricket academy was launched to prospective pupils and parents.Earlier this year, Justin introduced Swindon Academy to the ECB (England & Wales Cricket Board) to build up the idea of a cricket academy at the sixth form, which would offer the very best training and facilities, whilst also ensuring that pupils receive a good A-level education.The aims of the cricket academy are simple: Build a ...

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GP Update

As both the North Swindon MP and a local resident (registered at Taw Hill medical practise) I have been as frustrated as other patients with the recent issues following the change of system. Whilst, the aims of the new medical hub are good and based on increasing patient outcomes; I think we are all agreed that the implementation has been very poor.BackgroundThe majority of GP practices in Swindon (and the UK) are owned and run by GPs (something which has been allowed since 2005-6) with the va...

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North Swindon MP Welcomes Faster Rail Journeys For Local Residents As Swindon Goes Electric

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has joined staff from Network Rail & Great Western Railway to launch the first all-electric powered services between Swindon and London PaddingtonPassengers can now board electric services from Swindon after Network Rail delivered electrification to the railway town as part of the £6 billion modernisation of the Great Western mainline, the biggest since Brunel built it more than 175 years ago.Electric services will run from the Swindon as Network Rail conti...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: This Budget Invests More Than Ever In Public Services & Puts More In The Pockets Of Hardworking People

On Monday, the Chancellor delivered a ‘Budget for Britain’s future’ which confirmed the strength of the country’s economy, announced significant investment in our public services, and put more money into the pockets of the strivers, the grafters and the carers who are the backbone of our communities.The Budget always presents an opportunity to present the latest state of the UK economy. With growth up, employment up, wages up and the national debt down; we are finally reaching the light ...

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Justin Welcomes A Budget That Delivers For Hardworking People In Swindon

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has delivered a ‘Budget for Britain’s future’; confirming the strength of the country’s economy and announcing significant investment in a number of key area.Monday’s Budget confirmed that the deficit – the amount we have to borrow to cover the gap between what the country spends and what we collect in taxes – has fallen by more than 80% since 2010 from the almost £150 billion a year we inherited from Labour.The independent Office Budget Responsibil...

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North Swindon MP Calls On Businesses To See Potential Of Care Leavers

Sadly, around one in three care leavers aren’t in work or education. It’s heartbreaking that so many young people continue to face such struggles which are often due to factors out of their control. Often, care leavers have a less steady start in life, and as a society we have a collective responsibility to ensure that any unavoidable difficulties faced in their childhood don’t affect their ability to succeed as an adult.It’s clear that more needs to be done to support care leave...

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Justin Drinks To Success Of Swindon Beer Festival As Chancellor Freezes Beer Duty Again

Local MP Justin Tomlinson and his wife Kate, joined members of the local CAMRA branch (Campaign for Real Ale) for the 2018 beer festival at STEAM.The Festival included four brewery bars - three of them local - with drinks from 40 different breweries, as well as beers, ales and ciders from different parts of the Country.This year’s Festival also raised funds for the British Heart Foundation – of which Justin is a local patron.Justin spent time chatting to representatives from the breweries, m...

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