MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Swindon Advertiser Column: This Campaign Is About Ensuring Appropriate & Sufficient Safety Checks Are In Place

One of the best parts of being an MP is the ability to try to bring about real change. For the past few months, myself and my office team, have been involved in organising a Parliamentary launch to gather cross-party support for the introduction of new legislation.We have worked closely with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, a charity which is focused on promoting personal safety, to call for national minimum standards on taxis and private hire vehicle licensing across England and Wales. A report launche...

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Justin Hosts Event In Parliament Alongside Elaine Pickford & Suzy Lamplugh Trust

Justin Tomlinson MP has joined forces with Elaine Pickford, mother of Sian O’Callaghan, and the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, the charity concerned with personal safety, to call for national minimum standards on taxis and private hire vehicle licensing across England and Wales.A report launched by the Trust reveals that taxi and private hire vehicle licenses are being granted to drivers with criminal convictions that include violent offences. Research has indicated that safety is being compromised beca...

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North Swindon MP Joins Cirencester College Students For Debate On The Voting Age

Students at Cirencester College were tested by North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson during a debate on whether the voting age should be lowered to 16.Two pairs of students led the debate, arguing for and against the proposition that the voting age should be lowered.In support of motion the argument was made that there were many responsibilities which 16 and 17 year olds could have – such as getting married, joining the armed forces and having children – and if 16 and 17 year olds were trusted w...

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Justin Opens New Orbital Shopping Park Play Area Inspired By Town's Heritage

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has joined local parents & children to officially open the Orbital Shopping Park's new aviation-themed play area, inspired by Swindon’s engineering heritage.Located in the main customer area, the playground is free to use and open daily. It features a climbing frame designed as a plane, with a ‘control tower’, rope bridge and slide.The project is part of a multi-million pound investment at Orbital by its owner, British Land, which has resulted in a hos...

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VIDEO: Justin Tomlinson Highlights The Importance Of Teaching CPR In Schools On BBC Points West

North Swindon MP and Patron of the Swindon branch of the British Heart Foundation, Justin Tomlinson, has made a passionate personal plea for Ministers to consider adding the teaching of emergency lifesaving skills in to the curriculum.Justin, whose father died of a cardiac arrest, has been a long-term support of the British Heart Foundation's campaign to train a generation of lifesavers. The British Heart Foundation estimates that 10,000 people die every year as bystanders are unable to deliver...

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Local MP Supports Increase In Funding To Improve Access To Homes For Elderly & Disabled People

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed a housing funding boost to make more homes accessible for elderly and disabled people.The Housing and Homelessness Minister Heather Wheeler announced this week that an extra £42 million of Government funding has been made available so more elderly & disabled residents will be able to make adaptations to their homes so that they can live independently and safely.The funding for local housing authorities can be used to make a range of adaptatio...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book Of Commitment

Justin Tomlinson MP has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust, as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.The Holocaust Educational Trust was founded in 1988 during the passage of the War Crimes Act. Our aim is to raise awareness and understanding in schools and amongst the wider...

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North Swindon MP Welcomes Highest Employment Rate Since Records Began

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed news that the employment rate in Britain is the highest since records began. Employment is currently 32.21million, up 102,000 in the last three months alone and up 3 million since 2010. In Swindon, over 9,000 more people are in work today than back in May 2010.The employment rate nationally is currently at 75.3%, the highest since records began in 1971, while the rate in Swindon is higher than this at 80.3%.Unemployment has fallen 160,000 over the ...

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