MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Swindon Advertiser Column: Heathrow Expansion Is An Ambitious Plan Which Will Benefits Residents & Businesses

Many local residents will have already booked their summer holiday this year. For those going abroad, one of the more stressful elements can involve spending hours travelling to the airport before you’ve even taken off. Therefore wouldn’t it be great if residents in Swindon could reach Heathrow in under an hour? That means not having to travel by train into central London and come back out to Heathrow again.I have been calling for a new Western Rail Link, which would cover the West of Englan...

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North Swindon MP Invites Local Employers To Disability Employment Event

Justin Tomlinson MP has extended an invitation to local employers for his upcoming Disability Employment event – Can Cook, Will Cook – which he is hosting alongside Horizons College.The free event will take place on Friday 15th June from 11am till 1pm at the Marriott Hotel in Swindon.Local employers, managers, HR workers and those responsible for employing people, have all been invited to attend in order to showcase the huge wealth of talent available amongst local disabled people, including...

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Justin Launches New Research On Important Role Of Volunteers In Sport

Justin Tomlinson MP has launched new research into the important role volunteers play in sport at an event in Parliament. The North Swindon MP and Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Sport launched the research by the Sports & Recreation Alliance at the group’s summer reception. The APPG for Sport holds regular meetings in Westminster to discuss issues affecting sport at every level – from grassroots clubs to elite competition. With the Sport and Recreation Alliance pro...

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VIDEO: Justin Tomlinson Calls For New Western Rail Link From Swindon As Part Of Major Heathrow Expansion

Justin Tomlinson MP has called for Ministers to prioritise a new Western Rail Link to Heathrow as he backed the Government’s plan to deliver a vital third runway at the airport.After detailed consultation the Government has published the Airports National Policy Statement, the legal document which sets out plans to deliver an essential increase in airport capacity, create almost one hundred thousand jobs & 5,000 new apprenticeships, and boost the country’s economy for future generations ...

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Local MP Hosts Students For National Literacy Trust's 'Reading Counts' Campaign

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed students to his community office to take part in the National Literacy Trust’s “Reading Counts” campaign.As part of the National Literacy Trust’s campaign to encourage primary school aged children to read more, pupils from Hazelwood Academy were given the opportunity to take part in a series of exciting reading related activities, including an activity at North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson’s community office in the Orbital Shopping Park.Th...

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Justin Backs New Law To Ban Ivory Sales & Protect Elephants

Justin Tomlinson MP has welcomed confirmation from the Government that it will introduce new legislation to ban sale of ivory.The new legislation will ensure the UK has some of the strictest legislation on trade in ivory anywhere in the world and act to reaffirm Britain’s commitment to address the dramatic decline in elephant populations (with the hope of eventually reversing this decline to establish sustainable populations of the animal going forward). Each year an estimated 20,000 elephants...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: Everyone Should Be Able To Access The Right Education For Them

All parents want to send their child to a good local school. One that meets their needs and supports them to achieve their full potential no matter their background. Each year this demand grows, and to meet this the Government has rightly delivered record funding in order to create 825,000 new school places since 2010. Alongside this, we’ve worked with teachers to drive up standards, meaning over the same period almost two million more children across England are attending a school which is r...

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Justin Meets With Pupils From Oakhurst Primary School In Parliament

Justin Tomlinson MP has welcomed students from Oakhurst School to Parliament to learn more about his role as their MP. The students were in Westminster as part of a visit organised by the Parliament Education Service, which introduces young people to politics and the political process. During the visit, students get the opportunity to tour Parliament (seeing the House of Commons & the House of Lords chambers), learn about elections and meet with the MP. Following the tour, Justin took the ...

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