MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Swindon Advertiser Column: We Should Be Proud Of The Role Our Town Is Playing In Creating New Technology

Many people know that Swindon is home to the country’s seven leading Research Councils which make up UK Research & Innovation. As an MP, I have worked tirelessly to champion our town in Parliament and highlight the successful charities, businesses, organisations and people who call it home. As part of this, I was pleased to welcome the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to Parliament this week, to host their inaugural Health Humanities Awards.The AHRC funds world-class, independ...

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Swindon At The Heart Of Ambitious Government Plans To Produce More Zero Emission Vehicles

The Government has announced an ambitious new plan to put the UK at the forefront of the design and manufacturing of zero emission vehicles.A £106 million package for projects developing innovative green battery, vehicle and refuelling technology was unveiled by the Prime Minister at the UK’s first ever Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Summit in Birmingham.The Prime Minister expressed her ambition for the UK to become a world leader in low emission technology as part of a drive to keep the country...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes News Swindon Will Receive Increased Funding To Further Support Rough Sleepers

North Swindon MP and Minister for Family Support, Housing & Child Maintenance, Justin Tomlinson, has welcomed news that Swindon is to benefit from an investment of more than a quarter of a million pounds to further support the Rough Sleeping Initiative.The Government has pledged to end rough sleeping by 2027, and earlier this year backed this up with a £30 million investment into the Rough Sleeping Initiative fund for 2018-19 – of which Swindon received £194,000.This week the Government ...

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Justin Meets Volunteers From Swindon Foodbank

Local MP & DWP Minister Justin Tomlinson has visited volunteers at the Swindon Food Collective, the organisation now running Swindon’s Foodbanks.Foodbanks offer emergency food packages to people who find themselves in difficulties, often through unexpected circumstances.Donations to Swindon’s foodbanks are sorted and distributed by sixty volunteers at seven centres across Swindon. The Swindon Food Collective are currently waiting for charitable status. To assist until this status is conf...

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North Swindon MP Visits PGL As He Urges Business To See Potential In Care Leavers

The North Swindon MP and Minister for Family Support, Justin Tomlinson, has visited PGL to see the benefits of their care-leaver employment programme, which helps some of the UK’s most vulnerable young people to find work.Last year, there were almost 38,000 former care leavers aged 17 to 21. 80% of employers report that they do not have any concerns about their skills and reliability and there are currently over 800,000 vacancies in the UK. Yet, one in three care leavers are considered to be l...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: This New Energy Price Cap Will Protect The Most Vulnerable Consumers

Later this year the Government’s Energy Price Cap will come into effect to help consumers struggling with the increasing costs of heating and lighting their homes. This will force energy suppliers to cap the costs of their annual tariffs which will save households an average of £75 per year. Those on the worse energy deals will save up to £120 per year. Consumers don’t have to do anything to start saving money – the pressure will instead be on the energy companies to lower their prices ...

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Local MP Discusses Rehabilitation Of Offenders With Social Justice Charity Nacro

North Swindon MP and Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance, Justin Tomlinson, has met with representatives from Nacro, a charity dedicated to providing rehabilitating support services and advice to offenders.Nacro, or National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders, is a charity that has existed in several forms over the last hundred years. Their vision has remained consistent: to support offenders with their reintroduction to regular soc...

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North Swindon MP Meets With The Charity Families Need Fathers

The North Swindon MP & new Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance, Justin Tomlinson, has met with the charity Families Need Fathers (FNF) at his community office in North Swindon. Justin's new ministerial role covers a wide range of topics including families & child maintenance. FNF's work includes supporting children through parental divorce and maintaining a strong role for both parents during a child’s upbringing. The group, despite their na...

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