MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

North Swindon MP Welcomes Prime Minister's Wide-Ranging & Positive Speech

The Prime Minister Theresa May gave an energetic and confident speech as she closed the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham last week.During the speech she called for unity over Brexit and asserted her confidence in a post-Brexit Britain, saying: “Don’t let anyone tell you we don’t have what it takes, we have everything we need to succeed.”The strong economy was also highlighted, and the Prime Minister reaffirmed her commitment to backing businesses and supporting the free market...

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Justin Joins Wiltshire's Chief Constable On The Beat In Swindon

This week Justin Tomlinson MP joined Wiltshire Police Chief Constable Kier Pritchard out on the beat, as they covered over 12,00 steps across Pinehurst, Penhill, Rodbourne Cheney, Gorse Hill & Upper Stratton.Kier was previously a police officer in Swindon, and both he & Justin discussed the ever-increasing complexities of wider policing as well as the local community policing model. In particular, they talked about the increasing pressures which the police have to face today compared to ...

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GP Hub Update

The majority of GP practices in Swindon (and the UK) are owned and run by GPs (something which has been allowed since 2005-6) with the vast majority working to NHS contracts, following NHS guidelines and seeing NHS patients. A number of local GPs in Swindon chose to receive the support services of IMH and have said that this has allowed them to stabilise their GP practices & focus more on clinical decisions. A few practices have seen solid improvements since seeking support from IMH (they a...

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North Swindon MP Welcomes Reforms To Ensure Apprenticeship Levy Delivers For Students & Employers

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed a package of reforms to ensure the Apprenticeship Levy provides people with the skills they need to succeed.The changes include a £90 million investment to enable employers to use a quarter of their apprenticeship funds on people working for businesses in their supply chain.In addition to this, a further £5 million has been announced for the Institute for Apprenticeships to introduce new standards and updating existing ones so that more courses ca...

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Local MP Visits Swindon Powertrain To See Zero Emission Vehicles

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson, has praised local business Powertrain, for its work in developing zero-emission cars.Powertrain supplies high performance powertrains as well as components and cutting edge development projects to the automotive world and the motorsport industry. Recently the company represented Swindon at the UK’s first ever zero-emission vehicles summit which was attended by the Prime Minister, to discuss their development of a completely electric, classic Mini.Justin had ...

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VIDEO: Justin Tomlinson Responds As Minister To Important Debate On Guide Dogs

Justin Tomlinson MP has responded to an important debate on guide dogs in Parliament as part of his role as a Minister at the Department for Work & Pensions.The North Swindon MP and former Minister for Disabled People now holds a new, wide-ranging brief within the Department and responded to a debate on the issues of access to restaurants & bars for disabled people; in particular those accompanied by a guide dog.During his time as a backbench MP and now as a Minister, Justin has activel...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: Our Town Has Always Been At The Centre Of Exciting New Innovations

Swindon has always been at the centre of exciting new innovations and last week I got to see how this continues to be the case as I visited Swindon Powertrain in Greenbridge.Swindon Powertrain is a company with a team of engineers and technicians who supply high performance powertrains as well as components and cutting edge development projects to the automotive world and the motorsport industry. Recently they represented Swindon at the UK’s first ever zero-emission vehicles summit which was a...

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North Swindon MP Helps Oakhurst Primary Celebrate Platinum School Games Award

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson helped pupils and staff at Oakhurst Primary School celebrate as it became the first school in Swindon to achieve the Platinum School Games Award.The School Games aims to put competitive sport at the heart of schools and provide opportunities for students to compete & achieve their personal best. The initiative rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition across the school and in the community, through a number of different awards: B...

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