MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

97% Of North Swindon Is Covered By Superfast Broadband Thanks To Work Of Local MP & Campaigners

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed news that 97% of North Swindon now has access to superfast and fibre broadband.Securing superfast and fibre broadband for everyone in North Swindon has been one of Justin’s longest running campaigns. Since he was elected in 2010 he has worked with many resident groups, including North & Rural Swindon Better Broadband, as well as local parish councillors Vinay Manro and Steve Heyes.Thanks to endless meetings with both BT & Virgin, Justin To...

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North Swindon MP Welcomes New Funding Boost For Primary Care Services

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the news that the new NHS Long Term Plan is being used to improve access to & funding for primary care services, including GPs.The NHS Long Term Plan sets out plans to modernise the health service and explains how the extra £20.5 billion a year for the NHS which was announced last year to build on existing record funding will be spent.The latest announcements made today as part of the Plan will see funding for primary medical and community ca...

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North Swindon MP Welcomes Government Plans To Protect Pregnant Women & New Parents From Discrimination

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed a Government consultation on extending redundancy protection for pregnant women and new parents – following the announcement of the largest upgrade to worker rights in a generation.The Government’s Modern Industrial Strategy aims to ensure that everyone, no matter what their background, can enter into the labour market and progress at work. Part of the strategy is the “Good Work Plan”, which sets out the Government’s ambition that all work...

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Local MP Hosts Fundraising Evening For The Alzheimer's Society

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has hosted an event in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society at his Community Office on the Orbital Shopping Park, alongside the Mayor of Highworth Julia Bishop.The cheese and wine evening – which Justin also attended -  was organised by Cllrs. Alan and Julia Bishop to raise money for the charity.Guests at the event were treated to a buffet and entertainment from singer Neil Patterson. In total the event raised more than £500 for the charity – which funds resea...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Celebrates Success Of Brighter Futures Radiotherapy Appeal

Cancer patients in Swindon will no longer need to travel to Oxford and back, owing much to inspiring community fundraising for the dedicated Radiotherapy Unit at the Great Western Hospital.Justin Tomlinson MP has praised the array of individuals and groups in Swindon who have helped make this possible.The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, whose charity is Brighter Futures, celebrated their appeal on the 25th of January where they were praised for securing annual funding for health se...

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Justin Welcomes The Duchess Of Cornwall To North Swindon Library

School children from Swindon met the Duchess of Cornwall as she visited North Swindon Library to present the Swindon Voice Award.North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson welcomed the Duchess to the library and also attended the event. The visit was organised by the National Literacy Trust – a charity which works with schools and communities to ensure that children have the literacy skills they need to succeed.While at the Library the Duchess heard poems written by the children as part of The National...

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Local MP Commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day

North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson joined people across Parliament and in North Swindon in marking Holocaust Memorial Day 2019.The 27th of January is as a date to reflect on the millions of murdered victims, many of them Jewish in the Nazi genocide as well as genocides which followed, such as in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. The 27th of January is significant because it marks the date that Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the Nazi concentration camps was liberated by allied forces in 19...

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GP Update 25/01/19

Following the continued work to push for much-need improvements to the new GP system, on Thursday 24th January I met with the Chief Executive of IMH after I requested an urgent meeting.I made it clear that despite earlier signs of improvements after the introduction of more call handlers and more clinical staff after I first raised complaints; the system is still not where it should be. He accepted this and said that they would deliver improvements.From what I gathered at our meeting, there have...

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