MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

North Swindon MP Welcomes New Ground-Breaking Domestic Abuse Bill

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the Government's ground-breaking new Domestic Abuse Bill.It is estimated that 2 million adults a year experience domestic abuse, roughly 6% of the adult population. The new Bill aims to support victims & their families, and change the way offenders are pursued. It will also address the less visible signs of domestic abuse such as; financial abuse, coercive control, and manipulative behaviour.To help tackle the crime, new legislation will: int...

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GP Hub Update - 19 January

As many of you will know, I have published a series of detailed GP updates on my website and on this group since the problems with the hub telephone systems first started to appear a few months ago. These updates include a detailed look at the context behind the changes, as well as information on the services. If you haven't seen these or would like more information, please get in touch - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // and I'd b...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: Now Is The Time To Come Together In The National Interest

It’s fair to say, this has been the busiest & most turbulent week in Westminster I have experienced as a Member of Parliament.Ahead of Tuesday’s vote on the Brexit deal, I took the opportunity to get off the Parliamentary Estate to see some of the campaigners from both sides of the debate who you’ll have seen camped near where the television broadcasts are made.The angry, unacceptable actions of a tiny minority who threatened people last week had gone. It was good natured, vibrant, fun...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Meets Swindon College Students In Parliament

Justin Tomlinson MP has welcomed students from Swindon College to Parliament to learn more about his role as their MP. The group of around 30 students, studying Public Service, were in Westminster as part of a visit organised by the Parliament Education Service, which introduces young people to politics and the political process. The visits allow students to see Parliament up close, taking in the House of Commons & the House of Lords chambers, as well as explaining how Parliament & el...

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Justin Welcomes New Penalties To Tackle Cold Calling

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson MP has welcomed Government action to stop the scourge of pension cold-callers.The Government has announced that under tougher legislation it will now be illegal to cold-call anyone to discuss their pension. The ban will be administered by the Information Comissioner’s Office, and will have a maximum fine of £500,000 if breached. Justin has previously lobbied Ministers to bring forward tough penalties for pension cold-calling after concerns were raised local ...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: This Ambitious Plan Will Deliver For Patients

Earlier this week we received the excellent news that the final £13 million of funding required to the deliver a Radiotherapy Unit at the Great Western Hospital had been secured.This new radiotherapy centre will significantly improve treatment for people in Swindon experiencing cancer and is testament to the hard work of Brighter Futures team at the GWH who I have had the privilege to support over the past three years.The news was timely, as it came on the same day the Health Secretary launched...

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North Swindon MP Welcomes New Long Term NHS Plans To Build On Record Funding

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the announcement of a Long Term Plan for the NHS which builds on record levels of funding.The aim of the plan is to improve quality of patient care and health outcomes, as well as set out how the extra £20.5 billion a year budget settlement for the NHS will be spent. The plan will ensure that the NHS is always there for families, from continuing to improve maternity safety to increasing health and social care integration to support older people.Dev...

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Swindon MPs Help Secure Final Funding For New Radiotherapy Unit At The Great Western Hospital

Swindon MPs Justin Tomlinson & Robert Buckland have helped to secure the the final £13 million of funding required to the deliver a Radiotherapy Unit at the Great Western Hospital.The news comes after the MPs lobbied Ministers to provide the final funding required to deliver much-needed lifesaving cancer treatment in Swindon; ending the need for patients to travel to Oxford & Bristol for treatment.Robert and Justin wrote to the Health Secretary and Chief Executive of NHS England asking ...

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