MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

GP Hub Update - 10 June

Last week I met with the Chair of the Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group following the announcement that IMH would be withdrawing from Swindon.I have also been in regular contact with the Care Quality Commission following my meeting with them the week before.So what happens next now that IMH have said they are withdrawing?For the immediate term, IMH have said that they will have a phased exit whilst the CCG work to find a local solution. Obviously the sooner this solution can be found the bett...

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VIDEO: Justin Tomlinson Responds As Minister To Cross Party Debate On Hidden & Invisible Disabilites

Justin Tomlinson MP has used his role as the Minister for Disabled People, Work and Health, to throw his support behind the campaign to improve knowledge about hidden or invisible disabilities.The North Swindon MP was speaking as he responded on behalf of the Government to cross party debate in the House of Commons. In particular, Justin spoke about his desire to work with MPs in all parties to break down barriers to accessibility and encourage people to do more to educate those who do not unde...

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Justin Works With MPs From Across Parliament To Improve Knowledge Of Invisible Disabilities

North Swindon MP, and Minister for Work, Health & Disabilities has given his support to a new disability sign which aims to include people with non-visible disabilities.The initiative is being led by East Lothian MP Martin Whitfield with cross-party support - and aims to remind the public that there are people with non-visible disabilities who need to use disabled facilities.His campaign follows the experience of one of his young constituents who has Crohn’s Disease and found herself confr...

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North Swindon MP Welcomes Ferndale School Student Council To Parliament

Justin Tomlinson MP has welcomed the Student Council from Ferndale School to Westminster to help them learn more about his role as their MP and how Parliament works. The North Swindon MP regularly visits all of the schools across the constituency, conducting enjoyable & interactive assemblies where students get the opportunity to pass their own School Parliamentary Bill.During the visit, pupils from the successful Student Council enjoyed a tour of both the House of Commons & House o...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: The Courage & Humility Of Those Who Fought On D Day Should Be A Lesson To Us All

Yesterday marked the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the largest seaborne invasion in history which saw allied forces land in Normandy to begin the liberation of Europe from the Nazis.It was an operation on an unprecedented scale: 18,000 airborne soldiers, 7,000 naval vessels, 137,000 ground troops – not to mention the tireless work of the French resistance in the lead up to D-Day. Just five days later, 326,000 troops, 50,000 vehicles and some 100,000 tons of equipment had arrived on French land. S...

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Justin Hosts Financial Planning Event Alongside Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group

Members of the Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group met at Justin Tomlinson MP’s community office for a financial planning information event.Advisors from St James Wealth Management met with parents of children with Down’s Syndrome to discuss long term financial planning to ensure a stable future for their children.After a brief discussion about wills and trusts, parents had the opportunity to talk to advisors and discuss future financial planning – helping them make informed decisions about ho...

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North Swindon MP Opens Up Community Office To New Local SEN Support Group

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson opened up his constituency office to families of children with special education needs and disabilities (SEND) as they attended a support meeting.The event was organised by Swindon SEND Families Voice, as part of its Branches Support Group, and saw families of SEND children come together, share experiences and support each other.The session also had speakers and representatives from various local organisations, such as Hop, Skip & Jump; and SENCO – who wer...

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Justin Congratulates Swindon Parkinson's UK Group On Queen's Award

A local charity has been commended by Her Majesty The Queen for its work supporting people in Swindon affected by Parkinson’s Disease – news which has been welcomed by North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson.The Swindon and District branch of Parkinson’s UK has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in recognition for its work helping people affected by Parkinson’s Disease stay physically, socially and mentally active. The award is equal to an MBE and awarded to groups who have...

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