MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

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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Justin Welcomes Highways England Plans To Improve A417 Missing Link

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the news that Highways England is seeking to make improvements to the A417 Missing Link.The Missing Link is a three-mile stretch of single-lane carriageway on the A417 between the Brockworth bypass and Cowley roundabout in Gloucestershire.Last year Highways England held a public consultation on a set of proposals to improve this stretch of the A417. After careful consideration of all the responses and comments received, Highways England has confirme...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Celebrates Success Of Benjamin's Smile Charity Fundraising Event

Local MP Justin Tomlinson and his wife Kate joined over 150 others at a charity fundraising dinner for local charity Benjamin’s Smile.Swindon resident Benjamin Maddern is registered blind, has Cerebral Palsy and suffers from a rare form of Epilepsy known as Infantile Spasms. All of these conditions together mean that Benjamin has Global Development Delay. He cannot sit unaided, crawl, stand or walk. The Charity aims to raise funds to provide Benjamin with extra support, including intensive phy...

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North Swindon MP Joins To Moredon Primary School To Raise Money For Comic Relief

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson joined staff and pupils at Moredon Primary School to celebrate Red Nose Day for Comic Relief.Justin joined the school for a special assembly to raise money for Comic Relief, where the 400 pupils and staff created Swindon’s biggest red nose. The assembly included other fun events to raise money, such as eating jelly with chopsticks, a cracker eating competition and a staff cake sale.In total the school raised more than £1,000 for the charity across the day.Jus...

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North Swindon MP & DWP Minister Welcomes Record High Employment

The UK employment rate has reached a new record high, according to figures released by the Office of National Statistics.There are now 32.7 million people in paid work in the UK, an annual increase of 473,000. This takes the employment rate to a new record high of 76.1%, with an average of 1000 jobs created every day since 2010.Nearly four-fifths of jobs created since 2010 are full-time jobs, with just 2.6 per cent of the workforce on zero-hour contracts – a reduction over the last year.The un...

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Justin Welcomes Chancellor's Ambitious Spring Statement

The Chancellor Philip Hammond set out the Government’s plan for a bright future for Britain at his Spring Statement last week.There was good news for the economy as the Office of Budget Responsibility announced that it was revising up its economic growth predictions and expects the economy to grow at 1.2 per cent this year, faster than Germany, accelerating to 1.4 per cent in 2020 and to 1.6 per cent in each of the final three years.Wage growth is also expected to grow faster than predicted ...

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