MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Welcomes Step Out Swindon To The Community Office

  North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson opened up his community office to Step Out Swindon for a Walk Leader training session.   Step Out Swindon is a volunteer led scheme which aims to promote the health and wellbeing benefits of walking and socialising within a group. Working alongside Walking for Health – a national organisation – the group runs nine walks across Swindon and has 500 people registered with its schemes.   The group used Justin’s office to train volunteers to lead he...

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Justin Welcomes Blue Badges For Non-Visible Disabilities

       People with non-visible disabilities will now be able to benefit from the Blue Badge Scheme, thanks to changes announced by North Swindon MP and Minister for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson.   The Department for Transport has issued new guidance to council’s in England which expands the Blue Badge criteria to include people with non-visible disabilities such as autism, anxiety, dementia, arthritis and Parkinson’s. The changes aim to make it easier for people who find walki...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: Getting On With Brexit And Getting On With Governing

  I am very proud that in Swindon there are lots of organisations who share this passion and do amazing work to ensure that people with disabilities can be actively involved, developing a number of different skills. Last week I visited two such initiatives: The Salamander Project and Draycott Sports Camp.   The Salamander Project is a collaboration between the Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service and Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group, which sees young people with Downs Syndrome pa...

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Justin Welcomes £14 Billion Funding Boost For Schools

  North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the Government’s announcement of a £14bn cash boost for schools.   The Prime Minister’s announcement will mean that every school will get a real terms funding rise next year. Every secondary school will receive an increased minimum of £5,000 per pupil next year, and every primary school will get a minimum of £3,750 from 2020-21 and £4,000 per pupil from 2021-22.   Children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities will receive ...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: More People Studying Science Will Benefit The Country

    As an MP I am passionate about getting young people engaged in politics, and providing opportunities to learn more about local and national politics – and the summer recess allows me to welcome work experience students from across Swindon to my office.   The young people spend a week shadowing my team and I to get a behind the scenes look at how a busy constituency office operates and how politics works at a national and local level.   My main priority is ensuring that those wh...

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Local MP Welcomes August Employment Figures

The number of people in Swindon claiming out of work benefit has fallen by 27% since 2010 – news which has been welcomed by North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson.   Figures released by the independent Office of National Statistics also showed that in the South West there were more than 350,000 more people in work since 2010, bringing the total number of people employed in the area to 2,847,907.   Nationally the employment rate stands at 76.1% - a joint record high with 32.81m people in work....

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Justin Welcomes Cheaper Travel For Young People

         More than a million young people will save hundreds of pounds thanks to a new rail Card – news which has been welcomed by North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson.   The Government announced this week that is was launching the 16-17 Saver card – which offers young people half-price travel.   The card is expected to save young people and their families around £186 every year – as well as boosting educational opportunities, communities and business by making it more afforda...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: This Week Was An Incredibly Special One For Me

This week was an incredibly special one for me, as I became a father for the first time.On Sunday my wife Kate and I welcomed a beautiful little baby girl, and to say we are delighted is an understatement. It seems such a long time ago that we discovered that we were expecting a child, and it was an amazing feeling to finally meet her.I'd like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all of the staff at the GWH for taking such good care of mother and baby. The midwives, doctors & ...

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