Justin Tomlinson MP

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UK enshrines new target in law to slash emissions by 78% by 2035

UK enshrines new target in law to slash emissions by 78% by 2035

UK government to set in law world’s most ambitious climate change target, cutting emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels For the first time, UK’s sixth Carbon Budget will incorporate the UK’s share of international aviation and shipping emissions This would bring the UK more than three-quarters of the way to net zero by 2050 The UK government will set the world’s most ambitious climate change target into law to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels, it was anno...

Justin Celebrates More Community Champions

Justin Celebrates More Community Champions

Justin has celebrated the contribution of more Community Champions to recognise their work to support their communities throughout the pandemic. The latest group of award recipients were nomination by Cllr Rahul Tarar for the work they have done to support people in Tadpole Garden Village. Coral van der Kamp Coral is a community champion here at Tadpole Garden Village (TGV), fundraising and organising TGV In Bloom's Open Plot Events. The money raised for TGV is used for flowers and bulbs for t...

Swindon Advertiser Column - A Positive Week In The Fight Against Covid

Swindon Advertiser Column - A Positive Week In The Fight Against Covid

This week felt like we had taken a significant step forward in our fight against COVID and a return to normality. On Monday, the second stage of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown began – this saw non-essential retail reopen, hairdressers and beauticians being able to see clients, and pubs serving customers outside. This has been an incredibly difficult time for these businesses, so it was great to see people getting excited about returning to pubs or getting their hair done! Now, more th...

Second Phase Of Vaccine Rollout Begins

Second Phase Of Vaccine Rollout Begins

The UK’s vaccine programme has moved on to Phase Two, with everyone over all those aged 50 and over, the clinically vulnerable and health and social care workers having been offered a vaccine. The Government announced this week that it has met its target of offering a vaccination to everyone in groups 1-9 a vaccination by the 15th April. This group accounts for 99% of all COVID-19 deaths during the pandemic. 32,250,481 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine, and it is estimated th...

Justin Receives First Dose Of Covid Vaccine

Justin Receives First Dose Of Covid Vaccine

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson received his first dose of Covid vaccine as the UK’s vaccine rollout enters Phase Two. Justin received his vaccine following the news that the second phase of the vaccine roll out had began, with people aged between 45-49 years old able to book a vaccination appointment. The vaccine was given at Swindon’s Steam Museum Vaccination Centre – which Justin visited in February. Justin chatted to staff and volunteers at the centre and thanked them for their hard work...

Rapid Coronavirus Tests Available To Everyone - Even Without Symptoms

Rapid Coronavirus Tests Available To Everyone - Even Without Symptoms

Every Swindon resident can now access Covid-19 tests even if they do not have any symptoms. About 1 in 3 people with coronavirus do not have symptoms but can still infect others. Getting tested regularly is the only way to know if you have the virus. If people test positive and self-isolate, it helps stop the virus spreading. To enable for asymtomatic Covid cases to be detected, the Government is making rapid lateral flow tests available for everyone. The process involves rubbing a long cotton b...

Next Step On Roadmap Out Of Lockdown Begins

Next Step On Roadmap Out Of Lockdown Begins

The next step of the Government's roadmap out of lockdown begins today, with non-essential shops, gyms and hairdressers able to re-open and pubs and restaurants allowed to take in customers who are seated outside. There are no changes to social distancing rules and outdoor gatherings must still be limited to six people or two households, and you must not socialise indoors with anyone you do not live with or have not formed a support bubble with. The progress in reducing the COVID-19 case rate i...

Answering Some Covid Myths And Misconceptions

Answering Some Covid Myths And Misconceptions

There are a number of myths and misconceptions regarding Covid and the Covid vaccine. The British Islamic Medical Association has put together some helpful and reassuring information to answer the myths and provide some clarification (https://www.britishima.org/operation-vaccination/hub/covidmyths/#ATM) : MYTH: Covid is no more dangerous than flu Covid kills up to 10 times more people than flu. It also impacts more people for longer and spreads much quicker. MYTH: Covid is being spread by 5...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Honda Site Sale Is Fantastic News

Swindon Advertiser Column - Honda Site Sale Is Fantastic News

Very early last Friday morning I was given the fantastic news that the Honda site had been sold. The £700m investment, secured through the sale to Panattoni, Europe’s biggest developer of industrial and logistics facilities, is both a huge relief and a massive boost for Swindon’s economy. Firstly, I want to pay credit to those who have been actively involved with the Honda Taskforce, which initially sought to identify and support all those impacted by the news of Honda’s closure, and then to ac...