Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

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Video: Justin Speaks In Voter ID Debate

Video: Justin Speaks In Voter ID Debate

Justin Tomlinson: The proof is in the pudding. We had a successful pilot in Swindon where the turnout was up. Would the Minister agree that for each of those on the long list of my many Labour opponents over the years, in their respective selection meetings, their members required voter ID? If it is good enough for them, surely it is good enough for all of us. Lee Rowley - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: My hon. Friend is right. That ...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Glint Of Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Swindon Advertiser Column - Glint Of Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Earlier this week I enjoyed a wonderful visit to Swindon Interactive Arts Service (SWIAS) at St Andrew’s Church in Moredon. The group has been running for 12 years, offering a weekly session for adults with learning disabilities and their Carers. There is a wide range of activities on offer, including arts and crafts, cooking, and visits. They also put on a very popular Christmas play. SWIAS is run by a group of fantastic volunteers who work incredibly hard to offer this brilliant service, which...

Justin Visits Swindon Interactive Arts Service

Justin Visits Swindon Interactive Arts Service

Earlier this week I enjoyed a wonderful visit to Swindon Interactive Arts Service (SWIAS) at St Andrew’s Church in Moredon. The group has been running for 12 years, offering a weekly session for adults with learning disabilities and their Carers. There is a wide range of activities on offer, including arts and crafts, cooking, and visits. They also put on a very popular Christmas play. SWIAS is run by a group of fantastic volunteers who work incredibly hard to offer this brilliant service, which...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Westminster Hall A Fitting Backdrop For President Zelensky

Swindon Advertiser Column - Westminster Hall A Fitting Backdrop For President Zelensky

Earlier this week MPs gathered in Westminster Hall to hear a passionate address by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Westminster Hall is an incredibly impressive building, and at over 900 years old it is steeped in history. Other world leaders to have spoken there include Nelson Mandela and Queen Elizabeth II, along with former Popes and US Presidents. It was a fitting backdrop for such a celebrated world leader and excellent representative for the brave men and women of Ukraine. I am v...

Justin Speaks In Benefit Uprating Debate

Justin Speaks In Benefit Uprating Debate

It is a real pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for East Ham (Sir Stephen Timms). I was proud to serve under his chairmanship for a whole three weeks or so on the Committee, and then to reappear as a Minister some weeks later. He has a formidable knowledge of a broad spectrum of issues, and always chairs the Committee’s meetings in the right spirit to tease out what needs to be done to help some of the most vulnerable people in society. I warmly welcome the various increases being announce...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Record Investment For GWH Will Improve Outcomes For Patients

Swindon Advertiser Column - Record Investment For GWH Will Improve Outcomes For Patients

Earlier this week, it was announced that the Great Western Hospital has secured £26 million to begin work on an expansion to the A&E department. This is fantastic news. The money represents the biggest ever investment to the hospital site. Robert Buckland MP and I lobbied Ministers directly, we absolutely understood the importance of our local NHS services. To secure this funding was essential. The GWH opened 20 years ago and was designed to care for 48,000 people a year. Since then, Swind...

Government Announced Major Plans To Improve Urgent And Emergency Care

Government Announced Major Plans To Improve Urgent And Emergency Care

The Government has published a major plan to improve urgent and emergency care services, as we deliver on the Prime Minister’s priority to cut waiting times. The NHS is facing serious challenges as a result of the Covid pandemic and the worst flu season for over a decade. We saw the highest ever number of people attending A&E in December, which combined with high hospital occupancy rates means some patients are facing unacceptable delays. We are already working to tackle waiting lists by: ...

Justin Tomlinson Welcomes Overwhelming Support For Local Charity Fundraising Campaign

Justin Tomlinson Welcomes Overwhelming Support For Local Charity Fundraising Campaign

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the news that an appeal to help The Open Door Centre has led to an increase in support for the Swindon charity. The Open Door Centre, based in the St Barnabas Church Hall in Gorse Hill, is a fantastic charity for adults with learning disabilities. It supports around 100 people and encourages them to be independent and confident, as well as offering a wide variety of activities such as swimming, English and maths skills, yoga, and Karaoke. However, ...

Swindon MPs Welcome Biggest Ever Investment In Great Western Hospital

Swindon MPs Welcome Biggest Ever Investment In Great Western Hospital

Swindon MPs Sir Robert Buckland and Justin Tomlinson have welcomed news that the Government has awarded more than £26 million to Great Western Hospital to expand urgent and emergency care – improving care for people in Swindon and Wiltshire. The government investment comes on top of £5.4 million in internal funding available to the Trust, and represents the biggest ever investment to the hospital site and one the biggest that the NHS in the South West has seen. Greater bed capacity and better fl...

Swindon Advertiser Column - We Must Never Forget The Holocaust

Swindon Advertiser Column - We Must Never Forget The Holocaust

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day, a day to honour those who were murdered during the Holocaust, and subsequent genocides, and to pay tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who continue to work tirelessly to educate young people today. Holocaust Memorial Day falls on 27th January every year, the anniversary of the liberation of the infamous former Nazi concentration and death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, in 1945. Across the UK – and the world – people will come together to reflect on the ho...