MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Swindon Advertiser Column: This Has Been An Incredibly Busy & Important Year For Our Town

It might seem like 2018 has of been dominated by Brexit, but away from that hugely important issue I’ve been incredibly busy both locally and in Parliament. Sharing the ideas of fellow local residents with Ministers; lobbying for new funding for local services; and supporting dozens of charities & community groups from across Swindon.  In Parliament, I was hugely honoured when the Prime Minister asked me to rejoin the Government as Minister at the Department for Work & Pensions.  T...

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Local MPs Welcome £350 Million Additional Investment In Support For Young People With Special Educational Needs

Swindon MPs Justin Tomlinson and Robert Buckland have welcomed the Government’s announcement that young people in the town are to benefit from a share of £350 million in additional support for children with Special Education Needs & Disabilities.The Education Secretary announced this week that £250 million will be given to local councils over the next two years to provide specialist support and facilities for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).In addition to ...

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Justin Welcomes New Funding To Improve Mental Health Support In Schools

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed a £2.3 million investment from the Government to improve mental health support in schools.Swindon has been chosen as one of seven ‘trailblazer’ regions to implement its proposals set out in the Department of Health and Social Care's 'Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health' green paper.These proposals will see Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group create new mental health support teams to work with children and young people in a...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: Wishing Everyone Across Our A Very Merry Christmas

As we approach Christmas Day, it’s not uncommon for people to overindulge. The quick drink after work; the office Christmas party.Of course the vast majority of people know their limits and are careful over the festive period, but this weekend will be the busiest of the year for our NHS, with the number of people attending the A&E department at the GWH likely to peak tonight.From my regular visits to the GWH and meetings with clinicians, it is obvious that we need to increase the capacity ...

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Justin Thanks Local Residents For Donating To His Christmas Gift Appeal In Support Of Women's Aid

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has thanked local residents for their generosity in donating gifts to his annual Christmas Appeal, which this year saw gifts donated to Swindon Women’s Aid.  Every year Justin chooses a charity to support its campaign for gift donations, with his busy office at the Orbital as a collection point and encouraging residents to get involved. Following successful appeals over the last few years in support of children in care, and elderly people at risk of lonelin...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Supports Government Plans For Largest Increase In Workers' Rights In A Generation

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the announcement of the largest upgrade to workplace rights in a generation.The Government has set out a package of reforms which it hopes will see the UK leading the world in meeting the challenges of the changing world of work.The update will take forward the recommendations of a recent independent review into modern working practices – in many cases going further than the review.The new proposals introduced today will: close a loophole by e...

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North Swindon MP Converts Community Office Into Sorting Office For Local Scout Post

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson’s Community Office was once again turned into a makeshift sorting office as the Scout Post came to town.Every year local Scout groups co-ordinate a Christmas card delivery scheme; selling stamps and delivering cards to raise money for their groups. For the third year in a row Justin opened up his community office for them to sort their cards before they are then hand delivered by Scout volunteers.The initiative raises over £1,000 for the Scouts, which will go...

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Justin Joins Zurich & Phoenix Enterprises To Host Christmas Party For Local Young People

The festive spirit came to North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson’s community office as he opened its doors to the Zurich Community Trust and Phoenix Enterprises Christmas Party.As part of its festive challenge Zurich Community Trust and Phoenix Enterprises organised a Christmas party for two organisations supporting young people with complex needs – Horizon’s College and Crowdys Hill School.There was a buffet lunch, party crackers and party poppers. Guests enjoyed a number of activities includ...

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