MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Visits The Nelson Trust To Learn More About Their Vital Support Services

North Swindon MP and Work & Pensions Minister, Justin Tomlinson, has visited The Nelson Trust to learn more about how the charity works to support people recovering from addiction & abuse. The Nelson Trust was founded in 1985 near Stroud in Gloucestershire by Roy and Mary Brash. The charity began life as a supportive shared residence for people recovering from alcohol addiction, and over a period of a few short years it developed into a residential treatment centre providing a comprehen...

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Justin Officially Opens Kingdom Coffee House In Redhouse Village Centre

Kingdom Coffee House in Redhouse Village Centre has been officially opened by North Swindon MP and local resident Justin Tomlinson.Owned and run by local residents Kirsty Cummings & Sue Offord, Kingdom Coffee House prides itself on being an ethical business; both in the way it sources the products it sells and by making sure the store has wide-reaching benefits within the local community. In particular, the coffee shop is already organising community events and has hosted workshops with loc...

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Local MP Celebrates Success Of The SMASH Mentoring Scheme

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has celebrated the success of SMASH after it was awarded The Queen's Award. SMASH (Swindon Mentoring and Self Help) run a mentoring scheme across Swindon, where adults are paired with a young person who faces significant challenges. Mentors meet with the same young person once a week to give support, encouragement and guidance. They encourage young people to believe in themselves, building up their self-confidence and helping them take the first steps towards a...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Backs British Farming Week

Justin Tomlinson MP has shown his support for farmers in North Swindon as part of Back British Farming week, recognising the crucial role farmers play in producing food and caring for the countryside.Farming is the bedrock of the UK’s largest manufacturing sector – food and drink – which contributes over £110 billion to the economy and employs 3.8 million people. The National Farmers' Union (NFU) represents 47,000 farmers across England and Wales – 800 of which are in Wiltshire.  Agric...

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North Swindon MP Hosts Awards Ceremony In Parliament For Swindon Based Research Council

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed researchers from across the country to Parliament for the inaugural Health Humanities Medal Awards, organised by the Swindon-based Arts and Humanities Research Council.The awards celebrate the people & projects which are helping to transform the quality of life, health and wellbeing of the population via the use of arts and humanities. This is the first award of its kind to recognise these achievements in the UK.The Arts and Humanities Research ...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: We Should Be Proud Of The Role Our Town Is Playing In Creating New Technology

Many people know that Swindon is home to the country’s seven leading Research Councils which make up UK Research & Innovation. As an MP, I have worked tirelessly to champion our town in Parliament and highlight the successful charities, businesses, organisations and people who call it home. As part of this, I was pleased to welcome the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to Parliament this week, to host their inaugural Health Humanities Awards.The AHRC funds world-class, independ...

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Swindon At The Heart Of Ambitious Government Plans To Produce More Zero Emission Vehicles

The Government has announced an ambitious new plan to put the UK at the forefront of the design and manufacturing of zero emission vehicles.A £106 million package for projects developing innovative green battery, vehicle and refuelling technology was unveiled by the Prime Minister at the UK’s first ever Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Summit in Birmingham.The Prime Minister expressed her ambition for the UK to become a world leader in low emission technology as part of a drive to keep the country...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes News Swindon Will Receive Increased Funding To Further Support Rough Sleepers

North Swindon MP and Minister for Family Support, Housing & Child Maintenance, Justin Tomlinson, has welcomed news that Swindon is to benefit from an investment of more than a quarter of a million pounds to further support the Rough Sleeping Initiative.The Government has pledged to end rough sleeping by 2027, and earlier this year backed this up with a £30 million investment into the Rough Sleeping Initiative fund for 2018-19 – of which Swindon received £194,000.This week the Government ...

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