MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes Home Secretary To Swindon

The Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has visited Swindon to update police officers, MPs and Councillors about the Government’s efforts to tackle 'County Lines' drug gangs.'County Lines' drug gangs are dealers from large cities who expand their activities to smaller cities and towns, often getting children and vulnerable adults involved in their activities. In Wiltshire, the number of under 18-year olds convicted of drug offences has doubled since 2013 – with 'County Lines' drug gangs believed to...

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Honda Update

The decision announced earlier this week by Honda has shocked and upset us all. My thoughts this week have been with those hardworking and loyal workers, many of whom are very close friends. I was particularly angry that they had to find out the news through the media on Monday, when Honda had planned to inform workers first on Tuesday morning.Yesterday I joined my colleague Robert Buckland MP, Swindon Borough Council, the Secretary of State, Honda, the Trade Unions, representatives of the suppl...

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North Swindon MP Opens Up Community Office To Film Making Workshop For Young Carers

Young carers from Swindon got behind the lens as they took part in a film-making workshop at North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson’s community office.The workshop had been organised by Swindon Carers Centre to give the young carers a fun break from their caring responsibilities over half-term.Over the three days, the budding film-makers worked with a professional documentary film maker to learn how to create their own films. The youngsters took on a variety of roles, including: directors, camera c...

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Statement On Honda

With nothing yet confirmed to the workforce, we are very disappointed and surprised to hear the emerging news that Honda is preparing to close its Swindon plant in 2021.Today we have spoken to the Business Secretary & Honda, and will be speaking with the Prime Minister later today. Honda have been very clear – this decision has been made because of global trends and is not related to Brexit. The Turkey factory will also close as all European market production is being consolidated to Japan...

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North Swindon MP Backs New Law To Reduce Costs & Drive Up Standards In The Private Rented Sector

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed a new law which would protect tenants from unfair letting fees.Earlier this week the Tenant’s Fees Bill received Royal Assent, bringing an end to unfair and costly charges from landlords and letting agents.Under the new law, deposits are now capped at a maximum of 5 weeks rent – which is expected to save tenants across England £240 million a year, around £70 per household. Similarly, security deposits are also capped at 5 weeks rent – giving...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: These Changes Will Increase Public Safety

Last year, I had the pleasure of meeting with Swindon resident Elaine Pickford and the Suzy Lamplugh Trust to discuss the important issue of passenger safety in taxis and private hire vehicles.I first became involved with the Trust after getting to know Elaine whose daughter Sian was murdered by taxi driver Christopher Halliwell. Elaine approached me to discuss her voluntary work supporting families connected to victims of homicide.Throughout our conversations, I’ve always been struck by Elain...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes New Statistics Showing Significant Increase In Number Of People Saving For Retirement Through Workplace Pensions

North Swindon MP and Work & Pensions Minister, Justin Tomlinson, has welcomed the news that a record number of people in Swindon are saving for retirement thanks to auto-enrolment in workplace pensions.New figures show that 36,000 people in Swindon are now enrolled in a workplace pension.The North Swindon MP has welcomed the statistics which show that, due to changes to workplace pensions, 10 million more people nationally are now saving for retirement. Auto-enrolment was introduced so that ...

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GP Update 12/02/19

I wanted to provide another update in relation to the ongoing issues at the GP hub which are both hugely frustrating and unacceptable.I have been working on this issue on a daily basis, throughout the past few weeks and months, with several meetings, emails and phone calls, to raise residents’ concerns and scrutinise what steps the Hub needs to take to improve the situation. I wanted to reiterate that I have been doing all that I can since the very beginning to get these issues addressed - t...

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