MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Swindon Advertiser Column: After The Past Few Weeks I Thought There Was Little Left To Surprise Me

After the past few weeks in Westminster, I thought there was very little left that could surprise me. It turns out I was wrong.I certainly didn’t expect my ministerial team to tell me on Wednesday that my next meeting was being re-arranged as I was urgently needed in the House of Commons to help answer Welsh questions. This was so that Welsh MPs were able to ask specific questions about DWP issues.I had about half an hours’ notice to prepare before I was thrust onto the front bench. Even mor...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes Students From Nova Hreod To Parliament

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed students from Nova Hreod School to Parliament to learn more about his role as their MP. Around 30 students from the North Swindon secondary school visited Westminster as part of a visit organised by the Parliament Education Service, which introduces young people to politics and the political process. Students enjoyed a tour of both the House of Commons & House of Lords, before they got a chance to quiz Justin on a number of different issues...

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Justin Delighted To Help Open Newest Branch Of The Carpet Shop

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has joined local business owners Howard & Paulyne Griffiths to officially open the newest branch of the The Carpet Shop.The Carpet Shop, run by husband-and-wife team Howard and Paulyne with their son Thomas, opened up their first store in West Swindon ten years ago. Since then it has grown and they have now chosen to expand the business with a store in the Northern Sector at the Orbital Shopping Park.Justin, who has his community office on the Orbital site...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: People Often Ask What A Week In Westminster Is Really Like

People often ask me what a week in Westminster is like. It’s fair to say no two weeks are the same and even the best-laid diary plans can go out of the window in a split second.Of course, Brexit remains the major issue in Parliament and this week there have been a number of different votes and late night sittings. On top of this, we are a Minister down in the Department for Work & Pensions so I have been covering the brief of Minister for Disabled People, as well as my own (family support,...

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Justin Joins Even Swindon School For Inaugural Debating Competition

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has visited Even Swindon Primary School to support their debating competition. Justin regularly visits schools across the constituency, meeting with with students & teachers and hearing their ideas which he feeds back in to Ministers.On the visit, Justin was joined by Christopher Watson - a student who taking part in work experience - who has written his review of the debating competition. On Thursday evening Justin Tomlinson attended a debating competit...

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Justin Visits Swindon Manor Indoor Bowls Club

North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson, recently visited Swindon Manor Indoor Bowls Club in Cheney Manor Industrial Estate. The club was born out of the Swindon Oasis Indoor Bowls Club in 2012 when it moved following sale of the Oasis by Swindon Borough Council. Since 2012, the club has continued to thrive in its new home at Cheney Manor, thanks in large part to a refurbishment of a former industrial unit; turning it into a viable venue for bowls complete with four bowls rinks and space for a small ...

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GP Hub Update - 25 March

Over the last couple of weeks I have continued to have discussions with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and have also visited the Hub again. I will update on my ongoing conversations with both.The CQCThe CQC’s job is “to make sure that health and social care services in England provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care.” They do this by inspecting and monitoring the care that services provide. To do this well, it’s important that people tell them about th...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: The UK Economy Is Remarkably Robust

You’d be forgiven for not realising it but last week the Chancellor delivered his Spring Statement. Unlike the Budget, where the Chancellor can announce big changes to taxes or set out major spending plans for the period ahead, the Spring Statement is more about providing an update on how the economy is performing and releasing extra funding to address pressing issues.The Chancellor was able to explain that the UK economy is remarkably robust: it has grown for nine consecutive years, with the ...

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