Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

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Swindon Advertiser Column - Experience and Knowledge Makes For Better Early Years Policy

Swindon Advertiser Column - Experience and Knowledge Makes For Better Early Years Policy

Yesterday I hosted the new Children, Families and Well Being Minister (Early Years) – Claire Coutinho MP who came to visit Imagination Childcare Nursery in Moredon. Early Years is such a vital area of our work, crucial to providing the building blocks for opportunity (social mobility) and for supporting working families. The first part of the visit was an opportunity for the fantastic owner Becky Cruise to show the Minister her nursery and to meet her wonderful team. Becky’s passion and pride ...

Justin Meets With Local Businesses And FSB To Discuss Swindon Small Businesses

Justin Meets With Local Businesses And FSB To Discuss Swindon Small Businesses

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson met with the Federation of Small Businesses to discuss a variety of issues affecting small businesses in Wiltshire. Justin was joined by representatives from the FSB, Federation of Small Businesses area lead for Swindon and Wiltshire - Angela Atkinson, and Patrick from local business Kube Medical. The group discussed a number of issues, including: skills, public transport, energy support, tax rates and disability employment. Justin Tomlinson said: "It was...

Justin Welcomes Children's Minister To Visit Moredon Pre-School

Justin Welcomes Children's Minister To Visit Moredon Pre-School

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson welcomed Claire Coutinho MP - Minister for Children, Families and Wellbeing - to visit Imagination Childcare Nursery in Moredon, to see the fantastic work it does and discuss a number of key issues affecting early-years childcare. The first part of the visit was an opportunity for the fantastic owner Becky Cruise to show the Minister her nursery and to meet her wonderful team. The second part of the visit was then a roundtable with the Minister, Becky and Cllr ...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Institute Of Technology Will Support High Skill High Paid Jobs

Swindon Advertiser Column - Institute Of Technology Will Support High Skill High Paid Jobs

Yesterday I had the honour of helping cut the ribbon at the £21m brand new Swindon & Wiltshire Institute of Technology (IoT). The IoT offers exciting degree-level and higher apprenticeships in digital, creative, technical and health subjects right here in Swindon. Robert Buckland MP and I supported this ambitious and exciting project from the very beginning. Whilst there was stiff national competition for the funding and at the time New College and Swindon College were navigating their m...

Justin Joins Business West Breakfast

Justin Joins Business West Breakfast

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson joined Cllr David Renard, the Leader of Swindon Borough Council, at the latest Business West Q&A breakfast event. Business West aims to bring together leaders to create a prosperous region where businesses and communities thrive and was hosted by Arkells Brewery, based in Upper Stratton. Justin covered the current economic challenges and global inflationary situation, before taking questions on the NHS, GPs, sewage discharges into rivers, the wider UK econom...

Justin Opens Brand New Swindon And Wiltshire Institute Of Technology

Justin Opens Brand New Swindon And Wiltshire Institute Of Technology

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson had the honour of helping cut the ribbon at the £21m brand new Swindon and Wiltshire Institute of Technology. The IoT offers exciting degree-level and higher apprenticeships in digital, creative, technical and health subjects right here in Swindon. Both Justin and South Swindon MP Sir Robert Buckland, supported this ambitious and exciting project from the very beginning. Whilst there was stiff national competition for the funding and at the time New College a...

UK Leads The Way On Ending Plastic Pollution

UK Leads The Way On Ending Plastic Pollution

The Environment Secretary has today started talks with businesses, environmental groups, scientists and civil society on shaping a legally-binding global treaty that aims to end plastic pollution by 2040. Plastic pollution is one of the greatest global environmental challenges we currently face and it is predicted that unless action is taken there will be a threefold increase in the amount of plastic flowing into the ocean between 2016 and 2040. In partnership with the Ocean Plastics Leadership ...

Special Rules For Terminal Illnesses Gains Royal Assent

Special Rules For Terminal Illnesses Gains Royal Assent

Thousands more people nearing the end of their life will have fast-tracked access to financial support through the benefits system, thanks to landmark legislation passed last week. In one of his first major legislative acts as monarch, King Charles III has granted Royal Assent to the Social Security (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill. This means that people who are thought to be in the final year of their life will be able to receive fast-tracked access to certain benefits, six months earlier ...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Rishi Can Unite The Party

Swindon Advertiser Column - Rishi Can Unite The Party

Following on from last week’s article, my phone was soon buzzing with calls from the prospective new Prime Ministers. Previously I had supported Boris Johnson. I consider him a friend, I admire his ability to reach across the political divide and he brought a glass half-full spirit to politics. However, it was just too soon. It is only a few months since he lost the support of the majority of colleagues and he would struggle to reach just 1/3 of the Parliamentary Party - you simply can't gover...

Government Reaches 77 Per Cent Of Its Police Recruitment Target

Government Reaches 77 Per Cent Of Its Police Recruitment Target

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the news that the government is on track to deliver its manifesto commitment to recruit 20,000 additional officers by March 2023, with 15,343 extra police now hired – making up 77% of the target. Total police funding has increased by up to £1.1 billion this year, providing up to £16.9 billion for the policing system. In addition, every police officer received a £1,900 uplift to their salary this year which equalled up to an 8.8% increase for those o...