Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

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North Swindon MP Welcomes Latest Arkells Pub

North Swindon MP Welcomes Latest Arkells Pub

Local MP Justin Tomlinson attended the official opening of the Strawberry Thief in Tadpole Garden Village, which is the most recently opened Arkells pub in Swindon. Justin said he was pleased to join civic leaders across Swindon and Wiltshire, local councillors as well as staff , to welcome in the new pub officially at its home on Mackay Crescent. The Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Sarah Trouton, unveiled the welcoming plaque. Speeches were given by James Arkell, the Lord Lieutenant and Justin hi...

New Deal For Private Renters Published Today

New Deal For Private Renters Published Today

- New blueprint for renters reform will end the injustice of unfit homes and help protect renters from rising cost of living -We will ban section 21 ‘no-fault’ evictions and extend the Decent Homes Standard to the sector - We will end arbitrary rent review clauses, give tenants stronger powers to challenge poor practice, unjustified rent increases and enable them to be repaid rent for non-decent homes - It will be illegal for landlords or agents to have blanket bans on renting to families with c...

Video: Justin Speaks In Children's Education Recovery Debate

Video: Justin Speaks In Children's Education Recovery Debate

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson spoke in the Children’s Recovery debate, covering a number of topics including: Early Years (nursery) provision, Free Schools and School holidays (activities and cost). This was an opportunity for me to raise a number of asks from Ministers – such as, ensuring consultation on new free schools is right, and going further with the consolidation of multi-academy trusts. I also made some specific requests relating to issues being experienced by nursery schools, inc...

Justin Tomlinson MP Visits Red Oaks Primary School

Justin Tomlinson MP Visits Red Oaks Primary School

Justin was pleased to visit Red Oaks Primary School this week to meet with groups of the children and hear about the excellent work they are doing to champion mental health. Justin met with four groups of students over the visit, including: the Peer Mentors, who support children who are struggling with personal problems and take part in wellbeing activities; the Young Inspectors, who had visited and produced a report on safe/time-out spaces for children to help improve them across the schools in...

Swindon Advertiser Column - PM Got The Big Calls Right

Swindon Advertiser Column - PM Got The Big Calls Right

As residents will be aware, this week saw the Prime Minister face a vote of confidence. Ahead of the vote, I was contacted by around 100 residents who shared their views - with strong opinions on both sides of the debate. As the result of the ballot showed, it was very difficult decision for many of us, and, as I have said to residents who contacted me on the vote, lessons certainly need to be learned. For my own part, I did vote for the Prime Minister. The reason I did so was that, thanks to ...

The Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend Events

The Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend Events

This weekend will see millions of people coming together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and throughout the bank holiday an array of events will be taking place both locally and nationally. Events kick off tomorrow with Trooping the Colour, a spectacular event which will see 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians making their way down the Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade. The Parade will close with the traditional RAF fly-past, watched by The Queen and members of the Roya...

A Guide To Local Jubilee Events

A Guide To Local Jubilee Events

Across Swindon communities will be joining together throughout the bank holiday weekend to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Highworth Town Council have organised a whole weekend of celebrations including a beacon lighting tomorrow (Thursday), a festival in the High Street including: Air Cadets Parade, Craft/Produce Stalls, food stalls and live music, and an event at Elms Rec including big screens to watch the Pageant in London, falconry Display, inflatable Sports, Funfair and much more....

Justin Visits Open Door Centre To See Its Development

Justin Visits Open Door Centre To See Its Development

North Swindon MP, and former Minister of State for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson visited the Open Doors Centre, attached to Saint Barnabas Church Hall in Gorse Hill. Justin has been a long-time supporter of the Open Door Centre since his election in 2010. Since then the work of the Centre has grown to over 100 members, operating for over 35 years in the local area. The Open Door Centre serves those in Swindon and its surrounding areas with learning, physical difficulties and mental health iss...

Swindon Groups Benefit From £380 Million Youth Investment Fund

Swindon Groups Benefit From £380 Million Youth Investment Fund

Three Swindon youth organisation are to benefit from part of the Government’s £380 million Youth Investment Fund. The Fund has been designed to create, improve and expand local youth facilities and services across the country, to support young people’s health, wellbeing and skills for work and life, no matter where they live. The funding will help to expand the reach and range of services on offer, meet demand and reduce running costs. It will be used to cover small-scale capital improvements su...

Swindon Advertiser Column - £15 Billion Package To Ease Cost Of Living Pressure

Swindon Advertiser Column - £15 Billion Package To Ease Cost Of Living Pressure

Yesterday, the Chancellor unveiled the Government’s Plan for a Stronger Economy. As residents will be aware, a series of recent global events have caused families and businesses to be hit with everyday price rises, and it is our priority to help the millions of families struggling with the cost of living. The last few years have been unprecedented: from a pandemic that has severely damaged the global economy; to a cost of living challenge now being felt across the world. As a result of economies...