Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

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Swindon Advertiser Column - Oasis Leisure Centre Colsure Is Unaccaptable

Swindon Advertiser Column - Oasis Leisure Centre Colsure Is Unaccaptable

Yesterday we heard the very sad news that the Oasis Leisure Centre is set to close. Most people in Swindon have a cherished memory of the Oasis. It is an iconic, much loved, well used and integral part of Swindon’s heritage and leisure provision. Closure is unacceptable. In part the situation is complex. Yesterday, I did an impassioned BBC Wiltshire interview setting out my thoughts. Firstly, like all sectors of the economy – there is the impact of Covid. Thankfully through a combination of...

Justin Celebrates 25th Anniversary Of The Disability Discrimination Act

Justin Celebrates 25th Anniversary Of The Disability Discrimination Act

Minister of Disabled People and North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has celebrated the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) as it marks it 25th Anniversary. The Act was pass in 1995, following a passionate campaign from disability rights activists. The introduction of the DDA made it illegal for employers and service providers to discriminate against someone because they are disabled. A Government enquiry described the DDA as big a step forward for the rights of disabled people as the 965 Race Rela...

Justin Welcomes Award For Swindon Based UK Space Agency

Justin Welcomes Award For Swindon Based UK Space Agency

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed news that the Swindon based UK Space Agency (UKSA) has received a prestigious award for its sustainable development initiative. The GEO (Group on Earth Observations) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Award, which celebrates productivity, innovation, novelty, and exemplary efforts in the use of Earth observations for sustainable development, was awarded to the UKSA in recognition of its International Partnership Programme (IPP). The programme is...

Justin Asks Employers to #thinkdifferently For National Learning Disability Work Week

Justin Asks Employers to #thinkdifferently For National Learning Disability Work Week

North Swindon MP and Minister for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson has been encouraging employers to #thinkdifferently and embrace the benefits of employing someone with a learning disability. As part of National Learning Disability Work Week, Justin attended an event with Mencap, a national charity supporting and advocating for people with a learning disability. The event discussed how to help more people with a learning disability into work and encourage employers to unlock the potential of ...

North Swindon MP Hails Government's Ambitious Plans For The Environment

North Swindon MP Hails Government's Ambitious Plans For The Environment

The latest round of announcements as part of the UK’s 25 Year Plan for the Environment have been praised by North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson. The announcements come as welcome news for jobs and the environment and form a part of the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan, to drive forward the Government’s green aspirations for the UK. As part of these latest announcements by the Prime Minister and George Eustice MP, the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, thousands of new ...

Swindon MP's Reflect on Remembrance Sunday

Swindon MP's Reflect on Remembrance Sunday

North Swindon’s MP Justin Tomlinson and South Swindon MP Robert Buckland joined with others for the private remembrance Sunday service at the Swindon Cenotaph and laying a wreath as part of Great Western Railway’s Poppy Train. Both Swindon MP’s have previously spoke about how the Covid-19 pandemic, will affect Remembrance Services across the UK, but people should not be deterred from being able to show respect to the men and women of the armed forces in a number of worthwhile ways. One of these ...

Swindon Advertiser Article - 13/11/2020

Swindon Advertiser Article - 13/11/2020

The UK, and the whole world, finally had a reason to be cautiously optimistic this week. On Monday, the PM provided the nation with an update on the promising results from the Pfizer/BioNTec Vaccine trials. This new vaccine has been tested on over 40,000 volunteers, with interim results suggesting that it is 90 per cent effective in preventing COVID-19 in participants. There are still, of course, rigorous safety checks and other hurdles that the vaccine must go through before it can be approved....

Swindon MPs Welcome New Winter Support Package To Provide Further Support For Children And Families

Swindon MPs Welcome New Winter Support Package To Provide Further Support For Children And Families

Swindon MPs welcome new winter package to provide further support for children and families. Children and families will get extra support this winter, with councils given new funding to ensure vulnerable households do not go hungry or without essential items. Building on the significant support given to the most vulnerable during the pandemic, the winter plans includes: · £170m Covid Winter Grant Scheme to support children, families and the most vulnerable over winter. This will allow counc...

Justin Welcomes Positive Growth For UK Video Games Industry

Justin Welcomes Positive Growth For UK Video Games Industry

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed news that the UK’s video games industry is expanding at the fastest rate ever recorded. Research carried out by TIGA, the body representing the UK video games industry, has shown that the UK video game sector not only grew at record levels in 2019-20, but also grew at the fastest annualised rate since research was first conducted in 2007-08. The research showed that between November 2018 – April 2020: The number of staff in studios grew by an ann...

Swindon To Receive £650k To Provide A Permanent Place To Live For Rough Sleepers

Swindon To Receive £650k To Provide A Permanent Place To Live For Rough Sleepers

• Rough sleepers across Swindon to have access to new, safe, long-term homes, along with support, backed by more than £150 million. • First 3,300 of 6,000 planned new homes for rough sleepers to be delivered by March 2021. • Conservative Government investing more than £700 million to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping this year as part of manifesto commitment to end rough sleeping. Swindon MPs have welcomed the news that the Government is providing funding for Swindon Borough Council f...