MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

I was delighted this week to be confirmed as a member of the support team at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.  This is an area I am particularly interested in, following my four very enjoyable years as the Lead Member for Culture, Leisure & Recreation on Swindon Borough Council.  In a meeting with Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State at the Department whose brief includes the Olympics, the priorities for the future were set out: Media – We’re fortunate i...

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Stratton Outlook Monthly Article, July

One of the most challenging issues facing Swindon is development, and in particular the plans for thousands of new houses on our doorstep.  In Stratton, the Eastern Development Area is a particular concern, with 12,000 houses being proposed for countryside just the other side of the A419.  I was able to highlight these issues recently when I spoke in a Commons debate about Swindon’s future development.  My particular interest lies in the ‘quality of life’ issues ...

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Bridlewood Primary School Summer Fete

Justin Tomlinson MP with Jodie Dunn,Hula Hoop Competition WinnerJustin Tomlinson, "I was delighted to attend the Bridlewood Primary School Summer Fete today.  It was brilliant to share a fantastic afternoon under glorious sunshine with so many fellow local residents.  The staff and volunteers did an excellent job to organise so many activities and I am sure they were able to raise lots of money."Abbey Meads Ward Councillors Peter Heaton-Jones & Vera TomlinsonHelping ...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

Tuesday’s Budget was, as George Osborne said, unavoidable.  The Chancellor had no choice but to take some tough decisions, but in doing so he has ensured that the less well off are protected.  For the lower-paid, the amount that can be earned without paying tax has gone up by £1,000; that means an extra 800,000 people will stop paying tax altogether.  And for older people, pensions are now linked once again to earnings, so there’ll be no more 75p increases. ...

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New Swindon MPs Back Employer's Mental Health Network

 Swindon’s two new MPs are giving their backing to the Swindon Mindful Employer Networkwhich celebrates its 2ndanniversary this year.   The network is managed by Richmond Fellowship Wiltshire and funded by NHS Swindon, and provides a free resource to local employers on issues relating to mental health and wellbeing at work.Robert Buckland (South Swindon) commends the initiative:“I have attended several of the network’s events and have been impressed by the commit...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes Emergency Budget

Local MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed today’s budget statement by Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne.Some of the budgets key points to note are shown below:Labour left behind one of the largest budget deficits in Europe.In cleaning up Labour’s mess we will protect the most vulnerable, including low income families and pensioners.The most urgent task facing the country is tackling the deficit.Compared to the previous Government’s plans there is £40 bill...

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Housing Development In Swindon, Parliamentary Debate

Robert Buckland MP (South Swindon) & Justin Tomlinson MP (North Swindon)secured an adjournment debate on 'Development in Swindon'Development is a major issue for fellow Swindon resident's as the former Labour Government had planned an additional 37,000 houses for Swindon to be delivered over the next 16 years.Robert Buckland MP focused on the need to scrap Labour's 37,000 target and allow Swindon Borough Council and local residents to determine future local housing ...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Presents Time Table Awards

Justin Tomlinson MP Presents Trophies To The Aspire Tuition 'Times Table Champions'Aspire Tuition - Basepoint, West Swindon - www.aspiretuition.co.ukJustin Tomlinson MP, "I was delighted to be asked to present trophies ot the 'Times Table Champions'.  Having confidence in mathematics will equip these children well for the future.  They should be very proud of their hardwork and efforts."NB - The picture has been pro...

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