MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

North Swindon MP Opens New Haydonleigh Primary School Library Bus

Justin Tomlinson MP was delighted to open the Haydonleigh Primary School Library Bus.Pupils and the PTA spent many months organising cake sales and school discos in order to raise the funds needed to restore the old London double decker bus, which has now found its home in the school playground, into a school library.  The aim of the library is to be stocked full of fiction books in order to encourage more reading for pleasure amongst the pupils. Thanks to the hard work of the PTA and volunteer...

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Justin Visits Rodbourne Cheney Primary School As Part Of Careers Week

Justin Tomlinson MP has joined pupils at Rodbourne Cheney Primary School as part of their Careers Week to discuss his role as a Member of Parliament and to give students the chance to pass their own law.As part of his talk for Careers Week, Justin set out how he became involved in politics and explained that he did not follow a traditional root into Parliament. He explained to the students how he had once taken part in a school election, much like the students from Rodbourne Cheney Primary Schoo...

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Local MP Helps Moredon Primary School Pass Their Own Parliamentary Bill

Local MP Justin Tomlinson has visited Moredon Primary School to talk to students about what it's like to be an MP, the work he does to represent them, and to help the students pass their own Parliamentary School Bill.As part of Careers Week, students took the opportunity to question Justin on his background, the reasons he got involved in politics, and what they could do to help change the law.As well as taking questions from the students, Justin also used his informative & interactive assem...

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Local MP Welcomes New Independent Statistics Showing The Economy Is Strong

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the news that the independent Office for Budget Responsibility has confirmed the Conservative Government’s plans have seen the deficit slashed, led to record employment and will continue to deliver record spending on public services including schools and the NHS.The findings came as the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, delivered his Spring Statement – updating the public on the state of the economy and setting out areas the Government will consult on...

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North Swindon MP Welcomes 1st Swindon Michigan Beavers To Community Office To Learn More About His Role Representing Them

The 1st Swindon Michigan Beavers were welcomed to North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson’s community office, to learn more about the role of an MP, as well as working towards their My Skills and My World Challenge awards.The youngsters heard Justin talk about his experience as an MP, and got an interactive lesson in how a Bill is passed through Parliament.The Beavers' visit was part of their work towards their My Skills Award, part of which involved going somewhere new and finding out five facts ab...

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Justin Backs Government Action To Tackle Businesses Who Fail To Pay The Minimum Wage

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson is giving his support to the Government’s commitment to tackle businesses who do not pay their staff the minimum wage.The Government announced this week that it was publishing a list to name and shame nearly 180 businesses who did not pay their staff minimum wage in the last quarter. These businesses have underpaid a total of 9,500 people by nearly £1.1m.In addition to publishing this list, the Government has recovered the backpay due to workers, as well as f...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes New Figures Showing Major Increase in Apprenticeships In Swindon

Local MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed new statistics, released as part of National Apprenticeship Week, which show another major increase in the number of people undertaking an apprenticeship in Swindon.Official data confirms that since 2010 there have been 12,590 apprenticeship starts in Swindon (including 1,820 in the last twelve months).Apprenticeships are at the heart of the Government’s strategy to expand opportunity and develop the skilled workforce the country needs. This includes work...

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North Swindon MP Backs New Laws To Tackle Domestic Abuse

The Government’s announcement of a consultation on new laws on domestic abuse has been welcomed by North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson.The consultation sets out proposals for new laws and stronger powers to protect & support survivors of domestic abuse, which would transform the Government’s approach to this terrible crime.The Prime Minister Theresa May, Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Justice Secretary David Gauke, will seek views on measures to be included in the Government’s draft Dome...

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