MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes News Swindon Will Host New Institute Of Technology

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the news that the Government has chosen the town to host a new specialist Institute of Technology.Institutes of Technology are a new kind of employer-led centre offer top-quality, higher level technical education. They will be formed from collaborations between universities, colleges and employers, and will draw on the expertise & experience of each. Their focus will be on much sought STEM skills in areas such as digital, engineering, and advan...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: I Am Proud That Swindon Will Host This New Institute To Drive Up Technical Skills

I was delighted that the Government approved the project to create an Institute of Technology in Swindon with millions of pounds of Government investment.I know that a lot of hard work has gone into delivering this project and it is thanks to Swindon College, local businesses, officers from Swindon Borough Council, Council leader David Renard and Coun Oliver Donachie for championing our town and helping to create such a strong bid.Both Robert Buckland and I lobbied ministers relentlessly to ...

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North Swindon MP Welcomes News Local Residents Will Benefit From Tax Changes

Millions of people across the country are set to benefit from changes to the tax system which came into force this week.The National Living Wage has increased to £8.21 an hour, almost a 5% increase and the largest increase since it was introduced in 2015. The rise will see the incomes of 1.8 million people increase by £690 a year. Full-time workers receiving National Living Wage are now more than £2,750 better off a year compared to 2015.In addition to this, the National Minimum Wage is also ...

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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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