MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

North Swindon MP Encourages Residents To 'Stop, Report, Talk' In Order To Tackle Scams

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson is encouraging residents to ‘Stop, Report, Talk’ if they think they’re being targeted by scams or fraud.The initiative is being run by Citizen’s Advice as part of its 2019 Scams Awareness campaign, which aims to ensure consumers can recognise a scam and know what to do when they see one.Research by Citizen’s Advice has shown that: That a staggering 61% of people have been targeted by scammers in the last 2 years. Worryingly, nearly 40% of people ha...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: I Look Forward To Seeing So Many Enthusiastic Young People Joining In With The Summer Reading Challenge

Last week, I was delighted to host the national launch of the incredibly popular Summer Reading Challenge. This is the fifth time I’ve hosted the event in Parliament and it was brilliant to see dozens of MPs from all of the different political parties coming together to champion this fantastic cause.The Summer Reading Challenge is designed to encourage all primary-age children to use the school holidays to read for fun. It is a unique partnership between The Reading Agency and libraries across...

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North Swindon MP Welcomes Government Commitment To Net Zero Emissions

The UK will end its contribution to climate change by 2050, thanks to legislation set out today – news which has been welcomed by North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson.In May, the independent Committee on Climate Change recommended that the UK commit to net zero emissions by 2050. After careful consideration, the Government will start the legislative process for a net zero greenhouse gas emissions target today.The move sees the UK become the first major economy to legislate to end its contributio...

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Justin Highlights New Data Showing Employment Remains At A Record High

New independent jobs figures show the fundamentals of the British economy remain robust, with employment at a joint record high, and unemployment at its lowest for over 40 years – news which has been welcomed by North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson.The employment rate currently stands at 76.1%, up from 75.6% this time last year. There are 357,000 more people in employment than last year, with 402,000 more people in full-time jobs – meaning the annual increase in jobs is down entirely to full-ti...

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Justin Hosts Launch Of The Successful Summer Reading Challenge

Local MP & former Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Libraries, Justin Tomlinson, has once again hosted the Parliamentary launch of The Reading Agency’s incredibly popular Summer Reading Challenge. The Summer Reading Challenge is designed to encourage all primary-age children to use the school holidays to read for fun. It is a unique partnership between The Reading Agency and public libraries across the UK which last year saw over three quarters of a million children borrowin...

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Local MP Shows His Support For Swindon Carers Centre's Annual 'Walk A Mile In My Shoes' Event

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson showed his support for carers in Swindon as he joined the Swindon Carers Centre for the annual ‘Walk a Mile in My Shoes’ event.It was the fifth time Justin has taken part in the event, which aims to help raise money and awareness for carers in Swindon. Starting at the Pilgrim Centre, supporters walked through the town centre, after which they enjoyed refreshments and entertainment.The event is a national initiative which kicks off Carers Week - an annual cam...

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Justin Uses Ministerial Role To Help Plan For Purple Tuesday

Plans for this year's 'Purple Tuesday' are well underway as Justin Tomlinson, North Swindon MP and Minister for Disabilities, Health and Work, met with key retailers to discuss plans.Justin co-chaired the meeting with DWP Retail Sector Champion Samantha Sen, during which they discussed the exciting plans for Purple Tuesday in November.Purple Tuesday is an international event which aims to encourage businesses to improve experiences for disabled customers.It is estimated that around the world. th...

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North Swindon MP Visits Special Exhibition To Mark D Day

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson visited a special exhibition at the Royal British Legion to mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.The pop-up gallery was opened at the Royal British Legion shop in the town centre and contained photographs taken on the D-Day beeches taken by a local man, as well a pictures of US troops stationed in Swindon. The photographs included one from a landing craft looking across one of the beaches, as well as portraits of two US soldiers who had been billeted in Swindon.Th...

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