MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

North Swindon GP Hub Update - 29th November

A meeting was held this week between the MP’s office, the CCG, IMH, Healthwatch & some of the GP Practice Partners. The aim was to: Facilitate ongoing discussions between the GPs, IMH, CCG & patient representatives. To demonstrate that patients are being listened to and actions are being taken to address concerns. To provide an update on performance and how the service is being monitored. To agree further communication and next steps. Overall it was acknowledged that there wer...

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North Swindon MP Opens Charity Photo Exhibition For Bright Futures Appeal

Justin Tomlinson MP officially opened a charity photo exhibition last Friday at the Orbital Shopping Park, with all of the proceeds going to the Brighter Futures Appeal.The exhibition, which ran throughout the weekend, displayed and sold the work of local photographer Robin Allix-Page. Two years ago, Robin was diagnosed with prostate cancer and given a year to live. Since his diagnosis, he has spent the majority of his time fundraising for the Brighter Futures appeal to build a brand new radioth...

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Justin Visits Emmanuel Church Lunch Club

Local MP Justin Tomlinson joined the Emmanuel Church lunch club in Haydon Wick last Thursday, a fantastic initiative supported by Age UK where residents gather for a lovely hot lunch each week. Once a month they invite a speaker in to talk to the members of lunch club as well as other interested members of the church. This month it was Justin’s turn and he spoke about his journey into politics and what it was like to be an MP. There was also a lengthy Q&A where topics included Brexit, poth...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: Our Town Is At The Forefront Of Delivering New Technologies

Our town is a hive of activity for organisations who are at the forefront of delivering the new technologies on we which we will all rely in the future.Alongside the brilliant Research Councils based in Swindon, we are lucky to be home to some of the most innovative businesses in the country who are delivering more high-skilled jobs in our town.That’s why I was delighted to open the expanded facilities of Recycling Technologies, who are world-leaders in tackling the scourge of plastic pollutio...

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Justin Welcomes Mark Draycott To Parliament To Meet Children & Families Minister To Discuss School Sports

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed Mark Draycott, the organiser of the popular Draycott Sports Camps, to Parliament to meet Children & Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi.The Minister, who has responsibility for school sport policy in Government, was keen to hear directly from Mark & Justin about the positive effect the sports camps were having on the health & wellbeing of young people locally.The camps, which are hosted at Oakhust Primary School, see young people from across...

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GP Hub Update - 21 November

As promised I said that I would update residents once I had received a further report including some answers to some of the comments put forward by residents.As you may/may not be aware; I have been demanding improvements since this poorly-implemented new system was first introduced.Thanks to emails & message from local residents who shared their experiences with me, and to local councillors who have also been raising concerns on behalf of their residents, I have continued to highlight and p...

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North Swindon MP Visits The Big House Theatre Company To See Their Work To Support Care Leavers

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has visited The Big House Theatre Company to see the work it does with care leavers.As the Minister responsible for care leavers, Justin was keen to see the work being done with care leavers who are at risk of social exclusion, offering the chance to help them learn valuable skills and unleash their potential.Through The Big House programme, the company aims to facilitate personal growth and inspire creativity among care leavers. The programme includes Life S...

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Local MP Celebrates Success Of Annual Summer Reading Challenge

Local MP and avid reader, Justin Tomlinson has celebrated the success of this year's Summer Reading Challenge in Swindon.Justin was asked to present prizes to prolific readers from schools in Swindon as part of the Summer Reading Challenge from this year, at an event at North Swindon Library at the Orbital Shopping Park.The North Swindon MP launches the Summer Reading Challenge every year in Parliament and was thrilled to see more children than ever before sign up to read for fun throughout th...

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