MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

VIDEO: Justin Tomlinson Calls For An Active Solution To Tackle Childhood Obesity

North Swindon MP & Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Sport, Justin Tomlinson, has called for more joined up thinking to tackle the issue of childhood obesity.Justin used Education Questions, and a Statement launching the Childhood Obesity Strategy in the House of Commons, to push for Ministers to focus on active solutions improve young people health rather than focusing on plans to ban advertising for a variety of junk foods. Top of Justin's list is greater access to school ...

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Local MP Meets Barratt Homes To Discuss Their Work In Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP has met with representatives of Barratt Homes at one of their latest developments which includes 74 new properties at Stratton Gate, just off Ermin Street in Upper Stratton.During the meeting, Justin took the opportunity to discuss developments across North Swindon with Barratt, in particular, Swindon’s success in meeting the Government’s target on the number of new homes being built. Justin hasn’t been shy in coming forward with resident’s concerns to developers, ...

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North Swindon Joins Enrych To Host Great Get Together

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson joined members of Enrych for The Great Get Together at his community office.The Great Get Together is an annual event, which aims to tackle loneliness by encouraging communities to come together and celebrate all that unites us. It also celebrates the life and work of Jo Cox MP. This year marked the second anniversary of Jo's death and the second Great Get Together which Justin has hosted at his Community Office. Enrych supports adults with disabilities to help...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Launches Popular Annual Summer Reading Challenge For Young People

Local MP & former Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Libraries, Justin Tomlinson, has once again hosted the Parliamentary launch of The Reading Agency’s incredibly popular Summer Reading Challenge.The Summer Reading Challenge is designed to encourage all primary-age children to use the school holidays to read for fun. It is a unique partnership between The Reading Agency and public libraries across the UK which last year saw over three quarters of a million children borrowing...

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Justin Hosts Second Successful Disability Employment Event

A disability employment event hosted by North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has called for businesses to tap into the huge wealth of employable talent available locally.The event at the Marriott Hotel in Swindon was held in partnership with Horizons College, a specialist facility for young adults aged 19-25 who have severe or profound multiple learning difficulties and/or complex needs. The College helps its young students to develop employment skills, which will in turn enable them to find employ...

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Justin Highlights New Figures Showing The Economic Deficit At 13 Low Year

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed news that the UK deficit has fallen to its lowest level in 13 years.The Office for National Statistics released figures this week which show that the deficit has fallen to its lowest level since 2005.The reduction has been fuelled by rising employment, which has led to growing income tax, capital gains tax and VAT receipts. Income tax and capital gains receipts have increased 7.5% compared with the same month last year, while VAT receipts increased...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: We Need A More Active Solution To Tackling Childhood Obesity

As many readers will already know, I am passionate about the power of sport. Not only does it keep people healthy & active, but it has an amazing potential to change people’s lives, bring communities together and teach our young people important life skills.Here in Swindon, we have lots of fantastic groups offering sporting activities to people of all ages and ability. From tots to teens at the brilliant Draycott Sports Camp, to walking football & netball. From croquet for people with ...

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Justin Praises Launch Of Draycott Sport Camp Initiative To Teach Emergency Lifesaving Skills

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has praised the recent initiative undertaken by the hugely popular Draycott Sports Camp (DSC) to teach youngsters lifesaving skills.Justin has long campaigned for emergency lifesaving skills to be taught in every school and has hosted sessions alongside the British Heart Foundation.The first event run by DSC taught pupils aged three to eleven how to perform CPR with the use of training dummies. They are now aiming to get into schools across Swindon to help other...

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