MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Meets With Chief Executive Of The Great Western Hospital

Justin Tomlinson MP has met with the Chief Executive of the Great Western Hospital Nerissa Vaughan and Kevin McNamara, Director of Strategy and Community Services for the GWH NHS Trust.The meeting was to provide an update on local healthcare provision as well as future plans to expand the hospital and provide more emergency care & rehabilitation facilities. Justin stays in regular contact with the team at the GWH NHS Trust and often raises individual casework and concerns from local resident...

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Justin Visits Salvation Army Site At Booth House To See Supported Housing & Social Enterprise Schemes

The North Swindon MP and Minister for Family Support, Housing & Child Maintenance, Justin Tomlinson, has joined staff & volunteers from the Swindon branch of the Salvation Army to learn more about the work they do locally.The Salvation Army works in 128 countries, demonstrating Christian principles through practical support; offering unconditional friendship, and very practical help to people of all ages, backgrounds and needs.Justin's new role as a Work & Pensions Minister sees hi...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes News Government Will Legislate To End Puppy & Kitten Farming

Justin Tomlinson MP’s campaign to end the abhorrent practice of puppy & kitten farming has been successful after the Government announced it would take action to outlaw the practice alongside so-called “third-party sales”.The North Swindon MP has actively campaigned for a reform to the law to protect domestic pets, alongside TV vet Marc Abrahams and Pup Aid Ambassador Rachel Riley, since he was first elected in 2010.As a nation of animal lovers, people across the United Kingdom welcome...

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North Swindon MP Backs Government Plans To Ban Cruel Electronic Training Collars

Cruel electronic training collars which are used for dogs and cats are to be banned under new legislation announced by the Government.Remote controlled electronic training collars (e-collars) have a remote device that triggers an electronic pulse, which can be varied in strength, while others may spray a noxious chemical. As well as being misused to inflict unnecessary harm and suffering, there’s also evidence e-collars can re-direct aggression or generate anxiety-based behaviour in pets – m...

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North Swindon MP Welcomes Positive GCSE & A Level Results

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the news that students across North Swindon have delivered another fantastic set of GCSE & A Level results.This year has seen the first set of results following important reforms designed to ensure that students' knowledge & understanding is more rounded and better tested.A Levels have changed to improve students’ readiness for the demands of higher education. The Government and exam providers have worked with universities throughout the ...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: I Have Campaigned Hard To Deliver This Vital Change To Animal Welfare Laws

We are a nation of animal lovers. Every week, I receive e-mails with concerns about animal welfare, and I know from conversations with residents just how important protecting pets in particular is to them.Evidence suggests that each year more than 700,000 puppies are sold across the UK and that the demand for kittens is approximately the same.Currently puppies and kittens can either be purchased via a third-party sellers, or directly from a breeder.The quality of third-party sellers varies wildl...

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Justin Gets A Sneak Peek Tour Of The New Great Western Academy

With the doors of the Great Western Academy opening to students next month, North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson got the opportunity to get a sneak peak of the new building ahead of the new academic year.The £21 million new school was announced in March 2015 after a long campaign by Justin and is set to open in the Tadpole Garden Village area of town next month. Justin actively lobbied Ministers to ensure that secondary school places in North Swindon kept pace with growing demand, and worked to en...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: Corbyn Should Be Honest About What He Truly Believes

We have seen lots of eye-rolling and frustration from Jeremy Corbyn this week as he has had to (rightly) face some pretty straightforward questions from the press.Photographs from a wreath-laying ceremony in 2014 have emerged which Corbyn has claimed were solely to commemorate those killed in a 1985 Israeli air strike. However, the photos have showed two, distinct moments – one of Corbyn hovering at the back of the 1985 memorial, and another, at a different location by the graves of senior PLO...

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