MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Local MP Hosts Regular Meeting With Swindon Climate Action Network

Climate change, emerging technological innovations, investment and future planning developments in Swindon were on the agenda as North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson, sat down for a meeting with the Swindon Climate Action Network (SCAN).SCAN is a local independent group that promote issues around the environment, which extends to; biodiversity, recycling, climate change and sustainability. In addition, they organise events and campaign on specific policy changes from Swindon Borough Council, centr...

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North Swindon MP Welcomes News Town Will Receive More Than £1 Million To Repair Damaged Roads

Swindon is set to receive more than £1 million to repair damaged roads, news which has been welcomed by local MP Justin Tomlinson.During last month’s Budget the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced a £420 million investment to repair potholes blighting UK roads – of which Swindon will receive £1.24 million.Next year the South West will receive £161 million from the Local Highways Maintenance and Integrated Transport Block funds, which will be used to ensure that roads are repaired and m...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: Parliament Week Is A Brilliant Celebration Of Our Democracy

It’s always a challenge to write a weekly article in the midst of fast-paced events in Westminster.On Wednesday the Prime Minister secured agreement for the next steps on the road to Brexit.As with all negotiations, there have had to be compromises, but as someone who voted leave I firmly believe that this deal strikes the important balance of delivering on the result of the referendum and acting in the national interest.Calm heads are now needed. For all of the hyperbole, this is the best opt...

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North Swindon GP Hub Update

As you will know I have issued lots of updates on the ongoing problems arising from the rushed transition to the new GP Medical Hub.Since we first became aware of issues, I have been in daily contact with the Swindon CCG, IMH & the Hub management team to push and demand urgent improvements. I have also been in contact with senior staff at the GWH as I wanted to make sure that if any knock-on effects were being felt, these could be used to help me push for urgent improvements.After our first ...

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Local MP Joins Hundreds Of Residents As Swindon Remembers

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson joined hundreds of Swindon residents to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. On Sunday Justin attended the annual Service of Remembrance at the Town Centre War Memorial, during which he laid a wreath in memory of men and women who served in the World Wars and subsequent conflicts. Justin Tomlinson MP said: “It is so important to remember the sacrifices made by so many people to ensure our freedom, and I am always proud to take part in the ce...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: Though A Century Has Passed The Importance Of Honouring Their Lives Has Not Diminished

On Sunday, the nation will fall silent in quiet reflection as we remember those who have fought and died in the service of our country in all wars.At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we pause to think of all of the men & women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the endeavour of guaranteeing our freedom & security.This year’s commemorations are of special significance. Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice at Compiègne in France,...

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North Swindon MP Bowled Over By Swindon Academy's New Cricket Programme

Justin Tomlinson MP was on hand at the recent Swindon Academy Sixth Form evening as the brand new cricket academy was launched to prospective pupils and parents.Earlier this year, Justin introduced Swindon Academy to the ECB (England & Wales Cricket Board) to build up the idea of a cricket academy at the sixth form, which would offer the very best training and facilities, whilst also ensuring that pupils receive a good A-level education.The aims of the cricket academy are simple: Build a ...

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GP Update

As both the North Swindon MP and a local resident (registered at Taw Hill medical practise) I have been as frustrated as other patients with the recent issues following the change of system. Whilst, the aims of the new medical hub are good and based on increasing patient outcomes; I think we are all agreed that the implementation has been very poor.BackgroundThe majority of GP practices in Swindon (and the UK) are owned and run by GPs (something which has been allowed since 2005-6) with the va...

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