Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

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Taskforce Launched To Investigate Reported Rise In Pet Thefts

Taskforce Launched To Investigate Reported Rise In Pet Thefts

A Pet Theft Taskforce has been launched today to investigate the recent reported rise in pet theft since the start of lockdown, news which has been welcomed by North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson. Sales platforms have reported a considerable rise in puppy and kitten prices over the course of the past year following more people deciding to buy or adopt a pet. Recent reports have suggested that this may be leading to a rise in pet thefts. According to DogsTrust, the price for five of the UK’s most s...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Irrespective Of Politics Council Candidates Have Worked Hard For Votes

Swindon Advertiser Column - Irrespective Of Politics Council Candidates Have Worked Hard For Votes

When the English poet Alfred Austin spoke of gardening he said, “hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.” And how right he was. For those fortunate enough to have gardens, it is a busy time of year as the lawn mower is back out and the spring flowers are fading in turn for the bright colours of summer. For those that don’t have gardens, we are lucky to have lots of beautiful places that we can visit to view some sp...

50 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in UK

50 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in UK

- Over 50 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered - Over 29% of all UK adults have received the strongest possible protection Over 50 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the UK, with over a quarter of adults having received both doses. Health services across the UK administered a total of 50,089,549 million vaccines between 8 December 2020 and 2 May 2021, including 34 million people with their first dose and 15 million with their second. Data from...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Supporting Young People Through Difficult Times

Swindon Advertiser Column - Supporting Young People Through Difficult Times

As we navigate our way back to normality, these are very different times for our younger residents. For those now seeking work, it was announced this week that an impressive 260 young people a day are taking up new jobs as part of the Government’s Kickstart scheme. The scheme offers fully funded 6-month high quality placements to 16-24-year olds who are claiming Universal Credit and are at risk of long-term unemployment. Employers will receive funding for 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wa...

Landmark Domestic Abuse Bill Receives Royal Assent 

Landmark Domestic Abuse Bill Receives Royal Assent 

The Domestic Abuse Bill has passed both Houses of Parliament and been signed into law, providing protection to millions of people who experience domestic abuse and strengthening measures to tackle perpetrators. For the first time in history there will be a wide-ranging legal definition of domestic abuse which incorporates a range of abuses beyond physical violence, including emotional, coercive or controlling behaviour, and economic abuse. The measures include important new protections and suppo...

£1.8 Billion To Keep Schools In Top Condition

£1.8 Billion To Keep Schools In Top Condition

Every school in England will be able to access a share of almost £1.8 billion this year to help keep their buildings in the best possible condition. The annual allocations provided to maintain school buildings will increase by over 20% to £1.8 billion this financial year, helping deliver the government’s commitment to build back better from the pandemic. This comes on top of the one-off funding injection of £560 million announced by the Prime Minister last year, making sure the condition of scho...

Government announces terms of reference for fan-led review of football

Government announces terms of reference for fan-led review of football

The review will be wide-ranging in nature and will examine the potential for changes to ownership models, governance, how finance flows through the game and how to give supporters a greater say in the running of the game. The launch of the fan-led review comes following a number of high profile collapses in recent years including Bury Football Club that went into administration last year after being expelled from the Football League in 2019. It also comes after six of the game’s leading clubs mo...

£7 million Global Screen Fund Launched

£7 million Global Screen Fund Launched

- Independent companies to benefit from grants for business development, co-production, and international distribution - Funding welcomed by Jude Law, Gemma Arterton, David Parfitt and Barbara Broccoli More British film and screen content will reach an international stage thanks to a £7 million UK Global Screen Fund launched today by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden. Developed in partnership with the British Film Institute (BFI), the fund will support the UK independent screen sector to export t...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Football Super League Was A PR Disaster But Fans Won The Day

Swindon Advertiser Column - Football Super League Was A PR Disaster But Fans Won The Day

Proposals for a football European Super League shook the football world this week. Plans for Europe’s 12 self-declared elite clubs (though that itself is up for debate when you look at some of their sparse trophy cabinets!) planned a closed shop, multi-billion-pound football competition. In one crass PR launch (tellingly announced to meet US media deadlines, rather than where the clubs are based) they simply united everyone against these plans – leading to condemnation from fans, football author...

Justin Welcomes Fan-Led Review Into Football Governance

Justin Welcomes Fan-Led Review Into Football Governance

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the news of a fan-led review into how the Government can support football clubs across the country, following moves to create a European Super League. Justin joined many, including Secretary of State for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport Oliver Dowden MP, in raising concerns regarding proposals for a breakaway league of European clubs – including 6 Premier League clubs. Writing in the Swindon Advertiser, Justin Tomlinson said: “Football provides e...