MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

North Swindon MP Hosts Roundtable On Housing & Universal Credit

North Swindon MP and Work & Pensions Minister, Justin Tomlinson, has welcomed a constructive and informative roundtable meeting discussing Universal Credit.The meeting, which Justin hosted alongside Secretary of State Amber Rudd, brought together groups which represent landlords across all parts of the United Kingdom including: East Lothian Housing Association Clarion Housing Group Seraph National Housing Federation Peabody Curo National Federation of Arms Length Management Organisa...

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North Swindon MP Welcomes Pupils From Ruskin Junior School To Parliament

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed students from Ruskin Junior to Parliament to learn more about his role as their MP. More than 20 students from the school in the Stratton area of Swindon, were in Westminster as part of a visit organised by the Parliament Education Service, which introduces young people to politics and the political process. During the visit, the students get a tour of Parliament and learn about how laws are made.Pupils from Ruskin also had the opportunity to watc...

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North Swindon MP Visits Local Temporary Housing Provision For Rough Sleepers

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has visited Swindon Borough Council’s Temporary Winter Housing Provision to see first hand the work it does to support some of the town’s rough sleepers.Based at the former Riverside School off Queen’s Drive, the initiative provides shelter and close personal support to 12 identified rough sleepers.The aim is to not only provide the participants with safe and warm accommodation, but to also help them better engage with services which will help them secure ...

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97% Of North Swindon Is Covered By Superfast Broadband Thanks To Work Of Local MP & Campaigners

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed news that 97% of North Swindon now has access to superfast and fibre broadband.Securing superfast and fibre broadband for everyone in North Swindon has been one of Justin’s longest running campaigns. Since he was elected in 2010 he has worked with many resident groups, including North & Rural Swindon Better Broadband, as well as local parish councillors Vinay Manro and Steve Heyes.Thanks to endless meetings with both BT & Virgin, Justin To...

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North Swindon MP Welcomes New Funding Boost For Primary Care Services

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the news that the new NHS Long Term Plan is being used to improve access to & funding for primary care services, including GPs.The NHS Long Term Plan sets out plans to modernise the health service and explains how the extra £20.5 billion a year for the NHS which was announced last year to build on existing record funding will be spent.The latest announcements made today as part of the Plan will see funding for primary medical and community ca...

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North Swindon MP Welcomes Government Plans To Protect Pregnant Women & New Parents From Discrimination

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed a Government consultation on extending redundancy protection for pregnant women and new parents – following the announcement of the largest upgrade to worker rights in a generation.The Government’s Modern Industrial Strategy aims to ensure that everyone, no matter what their background, can enter into the labour market and progress at work. Part of the strategy is the “Good Work Plan”, which sets out the Government’s ambition that all work...

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Local MP Hosts Fundraising Evening For The Alzheimer's Society

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has hosted an event in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society at his Community Office on the Orbital Shopping Park, alongside the Mayor of Highworth Julia Bishop.The cheese and wine evening – which Justin also attended -  was organised by Cllrs. Alan and Julia Bishop to raise money for the charity.Guests at the event were treated to a buffet and entertainment from singer Neil Patterson. In total the event raised more than £500 for the charity – which funds resea...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Celebrates Success Of Brighter Futures Radiotherapy Appeal

Cancer patients in Swindon will no longer need to travel to Oxford and back, owing much to inspiring community fundraising for the dedicated Radiotherapy Unit at the Great Western Hospital.Justin Tomlinson MP has praised the array of individuals and groups in Swindon who have helped make this possible.The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, whose charity is Brighter Futures, celebrated their appeal on the 25th of January where they were praised for securing annual funding for health se...

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