MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Welcomes A Budget That Delivers For Hardworking People In Swindon

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has delivered a ‘Budget for Britain’s future’; confirming the strength of the country’s economy and announcing significant investment in a number of key area.Monday’s Budget confirmed that the deficit – the amount we have to borrow to cover the gap between what the country spends and what we collect in taxes – has fallen by more than 80% since 2010 from the almost £150 billion a year we inherited from Labour.The independent Office Budget Responsibil...

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North Swindon MP Calls On Businesses To See Potential Of Care Leavers

Sadly, around one in three care leavers aren’t in work or education. It’s heartbreaking that so many young people continue to face such struggles which are often due to factors out of their control. Often, care leavers have a less steady start in life, and as a society we have a collective responsibility to ensure that any unavoidable difficulties faced in their childhood don’t affect their ability to succeed as an adult.It’s clear that more needs to be done to support care leave...

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Justin Drinks To Success Of Swindon Beer Festival As Chancellor Freezes Beer Duty Again

Local MP Justin Tomlinson and his wife Kate, joined members of the local CAMRA branch (Campaign for Real Ale) for the 2018 beer festival at STEAM.The Festival included four brewery bars - three of them local - with drinks from 40 different breweries, as well as beers, ales and ciders from different parts of the Country.This year’s Festival also raised funds for the British Heart Foundation – of which Justin is a local patron.Justin spent time chatting to representatives from the breweries, m...

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Justin Helps To Launch New Care Leavers Covenant

North Swindon MP and Works & Pensions Minister, Justin Tomlinson, has welcomed the announcement of a new Care Leavers Covenant, to help create 10,000 work-based opportunities for young people leaving the care system by 2028.More than 50 businesses; including Amazon, Rolls-Royce and Barclays LifeSkills, and Premier League Clubs have pledged to support the covenant – which Justin, as a Minister, has overseen. In addition to businesses, every Government department has signed up to the scheme....

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Justin Tomlinson MP Plants Trees As Part Of Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy

North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson has joined British Land at the Orbital Shopping Park to plant trees outside his community office as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) initiative.The trees were donated by the Woodland Trust in partnership with Sainsbury’s and ITV, and are part of the QCC initiative – which seeks to expand and create new areas of protected woodland across the UK and Commonwealth.The Royal Commonwealth Society, in consultation with Cool Earth and the Commonwealt...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: This Is One Of The Biggest Projects I Have Been Involved In & It Will Changes The Lives Of Local Young People

In North Swindon, I have represented areas of the Northern Sector for over 18 years now, and can still remember being a councillor when we campaigned successfully for new schools, including Bridlewood and Oakhurst Primary School. Despite Labour opposition at the time, these schools were built and we now have a great number of fantastic local Primary Schools with two more scheduled for construction to keep up with demand.But in 2013, it was clear that with all the Primary Schools filling up quick...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Officially Opens The Great Western Academy

Around 5 years ago, Justin Tomlinson MP sat down with former New College principal Graham Taylor to discuss the future need for a new secondary school in North Swindon. With development adding more houses to Swindon, it was clear to Justin that there would be demand for a new school and that this should be built ahead of time, in order to meet the demand.After lots of hard work and lobbying, Justin got the Government to agree to pay for a £21 million new school, despite another school in Swindo...

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Justin Joins Event To Celebrate Vital Work Of Gloucester House

Local MP Justin Tomlinson and his wife Kate supported a fundraising evening to raise money for Gloucester House in Highworth.Gloucester House is a Rehabilitation Centre run by The Salvation Army, which offers residential care and support for men with drug & alcohol addictions. Its residents receive a 12 week programme which includes accommodation and provides occupational support and life skills, as well as additional support – such as resettlement assistance for residents once they comple...

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