Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

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Justin Welcomes Latest Update On Covid-19 Vaccines

Justin Welcomes Latest Update On Covid-19 Vaccines

The Government has accepted the recommendation from the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to approve the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson has welcomed this news as a crucial step in the fight against Covid-19. This comes after months of rigorous clinical trials to test the vaccine’s effectiveness, combined with a thorough analysis of the data. Experts at the MHRA have concluded that the vaccine has met its strict...

Justin Calls On People To Spread Christmas Cheer To Care Home Residents

Justin Calls On People To Spread Christmas Cheer To Care Home Residents

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson is supporting an initiative to bring Christmas cheer to care home residents in Swindon. The Swindon branch of Care Home Volunteers is asking people to take part in their Christmas Care Home Cardathon, and send a Christmas card to elderly person living in a care home. If you would like to take part in the cardathon send your card to: Christmas Care Home Cardathon Care Home Volunteers ℅ First City House Cheney Manor Industrial Estate 114 Darby Close Swi...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Spending Review Comes Amid Challenging Time

Swindon Advertiser Column - Spending Review Comes Amid Challenging Time

On Wednesday, the Chancellor announced the results of the latest spending review and set out the Government’s budget for the next financial year. Following the challenges of Covid-19, this year’s spending review has been set during incredibly difficult economic circumstances. This, of course, has necessitated a significant increase in borrowing. By the end of the year, the government will have spent over £280 billion on its response to the pandemic. This has been vital funding to protect jobs, ...

Swindon Placed In Tier-2 COVID Restrictions

Swindon Placed In Tier-2 COVID Restrictions

The Government announced this morning that Swindon would be placed in Tier-2 once restrictions ease on 2 December. Under Tier-2: you must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 people outside, including in a garden or a public space – this is called the ‘rule of 6’ businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-Secure manner, o...

Swindon MPs Say Spending Review Shows Conservative Government’s Commitment To Fight Coronavirus, Deliver On Its Promises And Invest In Our Recovery

Swindon MPs Say Spending Review Shows Conservative Government’s Commitment To Fight Coronavirus, Deliver On Its Promises And Invest In Our Recovery

Spending Review commits to billions of pounds to help tackle coronavirus next year, including £18 billion to fund our programmes on community testing, test and trace, PPE and vaccines. Increased funding to deliver stronger public services – including in schools, hospitals and our police force. £100 billion capital spending including infrastructure to drive UK’s recovery and support jobs – levelling up across the United Kingdom as we build back better from coronavirus. Swindon MPs Robert Bu...

Government Announces COVID-19 Winter Plan As Current Restictions Ease

Government Announces COVID-19 Winter Plan As Current Restictions Ease

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that current COVID restrictions will end on the 2nd December, and will be replaced by the COVID-19 Winter Plan. This means, on 2 December, across all of England: • The stay at home requirement will end, with travel being permitted again subject to guidance in each tier. • Shops, personal care, gyms and the wider leisure sector will reopen. • Collective worship, weddings and outdoor sports can resume. • People will no longer be limited to seeing onl...

Health and Wellbeing Project Manager at Great Western Hospital wins regional Parliamentary Award

Health and Wellbeing Project Manager at Great Western Hospital wins regional Parliamentary Award

MPs and NHS leaders in the South West have joined forces to honour health and care staff in the regional round of the NHS Parliamentary Awards. Sam Walklett, Health and Wellbeing Project Manager at Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has won the regional south west Parliamentary Award in the Wellbeing at Work category. The local judging panel had over 70 nominations and a difficult decision in choosing their winners, so this award is a real testament to Sam’s hard work and positive att...

Justin Welcomes £3bn NHS Funding Boost

Justin Welcomes £3bn NHS Funding Boost

North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the Government’s commitment in the 2020 Spending Review to provide an additional £3bn funding to the NHS on top of the Government’s record health funding. The additional £3bn will be to tackle the backlog in surgical and health procedures within the NHS. Since beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, many non-immediate or elective operations have been delayed by hospitals in order to reduce social contact and protect medically vulnerable people from Cov...

Government Takes The First Step In Approving COVID Vaccine

Government Takes The First Step In Approving COVID Vaccine

Over the past few weeks there have been very positive updates regarding potential COVID vaccines, with University of Oxford and British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca the latest to announce a highly effective COVID vaccine – following announcements from Moderna, and Pfizer/BioNTech. In the UK, the first step of authorising a vaccine is for the Government to formally ask the UK medicines regulator, the MHRA, to assess its suitability. Today the Government announced that it has formally asked ...

Justin Welcomes Largest Investment In Our Defence In A Generation

Justin Welcomes Largest Investment In Our Defence In A Generation

North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the Government’s announcement yesterday that the Ministry of Defence’s annual budget, will be increased by a substantial £24.1 billion, the largest increase of its type in 30 years. Yesterday’s announcement, made by the Secretary of State for Defence, Ben Wallace MP makes clear Britain’s commitment to working with international partners on a range of global issues. This increasing in funds is the largest since the end of the Cold War, and will equi...