MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP Supports Government Plans For Largest Increase In Workers' Rights In A Generation

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the announcement of the largest upgrade to workplace rights in a generation.The Government has set out a package of reforms which it hopes will see the UK leading the world in meeting the challenges of the changing world of work.The update will take forward the recommendations of a recent independent review into modern working practices – in many cases going further than the review.The new proposals introduced today will: close a loophole by e...

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North Swindon MP Converts Community Office Into Sorting Office For Local Scout Post

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson’s Community Office was once again turned into a makeshift sorting office as the Scout Post came to town.Every year local Scout groups co-ordinate a Christmas card delivery scheme; selling stamps and delivering cards to raise money for their groups. For the third year in a row Justin opened up his community office for them to sort their cards before they are then hand delivered by Scout volunteers.The initiative raises over £1,000 for the Scouts, which will go...

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Justin Joins Zurich & Phoenix Enterprises To Host Christmas Party For Local Young People

The festive spirit came to North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson’s community office as he opened its doors to the Zurich Community Trust and Phoenix Enterprises Christmas Party.As part of its festive challenge Zurich Community Trust and Phoenix Enterprises organised a Christmas party for two organisations supporting young people with complex needs – Horizon’s College and Crowdys Hill School.There was a buffet lunch, party crackers and party poppers. Guests enjoyed a number of activities includ...

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Swindon Advertiser Column: This New Funding Is Fantastic News For Our Local Public Services

If you turn on the news, log on to your computer, or pick up a newspaper you’d be forgiven for thinking there’s nothing happening in the world except for Brexit.It’s understandable. As I write my column this week, there are just 15 weeks to go until we leave the European Union on 29 March.The Prime Minister has been relentless in seeking to deliver Brexit, even with Parliamentary numbers stacked in favour of those who want to frustrate, delay and block Brexit. She has remained focused, det...

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North Swindon MP Delighted By Extra £9.1 Million For Local Policing

Police in Swindon & Wiltshire will be able to access a £9.1 million increase in funding next year, news which has been welcomed by North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson.The Government will increase funding available to Police & Crime Commissioners (PCC) by up to £813m, if PCCs use their precept flexibility fully – the biggest annual increase since 2010 - and of this investment our local police will receive £9.1 million.Both Justin and his South Swindon colleague Robert Buckland MP have ...

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Justin Welcomes New Data Showing More People In Work Than Ever

North Swindon MP and DWP Minister Justin Tomlinson has welcomed news that employment across the country is at a record high.Statistics released by the independent Office for National Statistics reveal that the employment rate is at 75.5% (the highest since records began), with 396,000 more people in employment in the last year and 79,000 more in the last three months. There are 428,000 more people in full-time work than last year, meaning the annual increase in jobs is “entirely due to more pe...

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GP Hub Update - 12 December

I have already contacted IMH re. the expected call times for December. I have also asked for the figures in terms of the number of call handlers throughout the day, as it seems that the response times in the morning are now often better than they are in the afternoon. We have pushed for more call handlers before and they delivered, so I am happy to do so again if the call lengths are beyond reasonable expectations.To be fair, the waiting times in December are always busy (and were so under the o...

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Local MPs Welcome £2.6 Million Investment In Swindon Court Complex

Local MPs Justin Tomlinson & Robert Buckland have welcomed the news that Swindon’s court facilities have been modernised thanks to Government investment.The refurbishment works, totalling £2.6 million, have been carried out at Swindon Magistrates Court and Swindon Combined Court. The renovations will provide a more comfortable environment for court users and additional space for staff to carry out their duties and is part of HM Courts & Tribunal Services’ commitment to improving th...

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