MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Swindon Advertiser Column: Wishing Everyone Across Our A Very Merry Christmas

As we approach Christmas Day, it’s not uncommon for people to overindulge. The quick drink after work; the office Christmas party.Of course the vast majority of people know their limits and are careful over the festive period, but this weekend will be the busiest of the year for our NHS, with the number of people attending the A&E department at the GWH likely to peak tonight.From my regular visits to the GWH and meetings with clinicians, it is obvious that we need to increase the capacity ...

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Justin Thanks Local Residents For Donating To His Christmas Gift Appeal In Support Of Women's Aid

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has thanked local residents for their generosity in donating gifts to his annual Christmas Appeal, which this year saw gifts donated to Swindon Women’s Aid.  Every year Justin chooses a charity to support its campaign for gift donations, with his busy office at the Orbital as a collection point and encouraging residents to get involved. Following successful appeals over the last few years in support of children in care, and elderly people at risk of lonelin...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Supports Government Plans For Largest Increase In Workers' Rights In A Generation

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the announcement of the largest upgrade to workplace rights in a generation.The Government has set out a package of reforms which it hopes will see the UK leading the world in meeting the challenges of the changing world of work.The update will take forward the recommendations of a recent independent review into modern working practices – in many cases going further than the review.The new proposals introduced today will: close a loophole by e...

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North Swindon MP Converts Community Office Into Sorting Office For Local Scout Post

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson’s Community Office was once again turned into a makeshift sorting office as the Scout Post came to town.Every year local Scout groups co-ordinate a Christmas card delivery scheme; selling stamps and delivering cards to raise money for their groups. For the third year in a row Justin opened up his community office for them to sort their cards before they are then hand delivered by Scout volunteers.The initiative raises over £1,000 for the Scouts, which will go...

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Justin Joins Zurich & Phoenix Enterprises To Host Christmas Party For Local Young People

The festive spirit came to North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson’s community office as he opened its doors to the Zurich Community Trust and Phoenix Enterprises Christmas Party.As part of its festive challenge Zurich Community Trust and Phoenix Enterprises organised a Christmas party for two organisations supporting young people with complex needs – Horizon’s College and Crowdys Hill School.There was a buffet lunch, party crackers and party poppers. Guests enjoyed a number of activities includ...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: This New Funding Is Fantastic News For Our Local Public Services

If you turn on the news, log on to your computer, or pick up a newspaper you’d be forgiven for thinking there’s nothing happening in the world except for Brexit.It’s understandable. As I write my column this week, there are just 15 weeks to go until we leave the European Union on 29 March.The Prime Minister has been relentless in seeking to deliver Brexit, even with Parliamentary numbers stacked in favour of those who want to frustrate, delay and block Brexit. She has remained focused, det...

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North Swindon MP Delighted By Extra £9.1 Million For Local Policing

Police in Swindon & Wiltshire will be able to access a £9.1 million increase in funding next year, news which has been welcomed by North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson.The Government will increase funding available to Police & Crime Commissioners (PCC) by up to £813m, if PCCs use their precept flexibility fully – the biggest annual increase since 2010 - and of this investment our local police will receive £9.1 million.Both Justin and his South Swindon colleague Robert Buckland MP have ...

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Justin Welcomes New Data Showing More People In Work Than Ever

North Swindon MP and DWP Minister Justin Tomlinson has welcomed news that employment across the country is at a record high.Statistics released by the independent Office for National Statistics reveal that the employment rate is at 75.5% (the highest since records began), with 396,000 more people in employment in the last year and 79,000 more in the last three months. There are 428,000 more people in full-time work than last year, meaning the annual increase in jobs is “entirely due to more pe...

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