Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

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Swindon Advertiser Column - A Week Of Shock, Anger And Despair

Swindon Advertiser Column - A Week Of Shock, Anger And Despair

It has been an emotional week for everybody working across Parliament & constituencies. A mixture of shock, sadness, despair and anger all rolled into one. It brought many memories back of 2016 when Jo Cox MP was cruelly murdered on the streets as she served her constituents. I had the honour of knowing both Jo & David and all of my thoughts at the moment are with their families – I cannot imagine what they are going through. It has been very touching to see the incredible amount of tri...

UK Agrees Historic Trade Deal With New Zealand

UK Agrees Historic Trade Deal With New Zealand

- Prime Minister seals free trade deal with New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern  - Boost to British exporters and small businesses as both countries ditch tariffs and cut red tape -More opportunities to live and work in New Zealand and deeper cooperation on digital trade and climate change A comprehensive trade agreement with New Zealand will cut red tape for businesses, end tariffs on UK exports and create new opportunities for tech and services companies, while making it easier for UK professionals ...

Justin Discusses Climate Change With Swindon Climate Action Network

Justin Discusses Climate Change With Swindon Climate Action Network

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson met with Swindon Climate Action Network (SCAN) to discuss the most pressing issues concerning the environment. Justin meets with SCAN regularly – not only for them to flag their concerns, but also so he can update the group on the work the Government is doing to support the environment. The main focus of the meeting was the upcoming COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, which will see representatives from a number of countries to develop a plan to tackle the issue ...

Environment Bill Continues Through Parliament

Environment Bill Continues Through Parliament

The Government’s legislation to transform our environment has returned to Parliament for Report Stage and Third Reading in the House of Commons. Through the Environment Bill, we will clean up the country’s air, restore natural habitats and increase biodiversity. The Bill will also outline how the government will reduce waste, make better use of resources, and improve management of water resources in a changing climate. The Bill will crack down on water companies that discharge sewage into rivers...

Justin Pays Tribute to Sir David Amess

Justin Pays Tribute to Sir David Amess

North Swindon MP Justin has paid trubite to Sir David Amess MP, who was killed during a constituency surgery in Southend on Friday. Sir David had been an MP for nearly 40 years, having been elected to represent Basildon in 1983 and Southend West from 1997. He was highly respected across Parliament, renown for his kind nature and sense of duty to the people he represented as an MP. Justin Tomlinson said: "There are no words. Yet again the best pay the ultimate price. His passion, joy, and w...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Government Working To Improve Access To GPs

Swindon Advertiser Column - Government Working To Improve Access To GPs

The past two years has been a challenging time for our local GPs working in the NHS, and now with the Covid-19 booster programme well underway, as well as the biggest flu vaccination programme. I know they are doing all that they can to prepare for winter. With more bugs flying around now that people are able to mix again, as well as the need to treat COVID-19 patients has contributed to longer wait times for non-COVID-19 care, the Government is making the NHS its number one priority. We are sp...

Justin Visits Tadpole Farm CE Primary Academy

Justin Visits Tadpole Farm CE Primary Academy

Pupils at Tadpole Farm CE Primary Academy had a politics lesson after North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson paid the school a visit this morning. Justin gave the pupils an interactive lesson in how a Bill passes through Parliament to help them understand how parliamentary democracy works in the UK. After selecting a Queen and a Clerk of the House, the pupils were split into members of the House of Lords and members of the House of Commons. The pupils selected a Bill to increase the amount of sport i...

MP Welcomes Innovation And Investment At New Amazon Facility In Swindon

MP Welcomes Innovation And Investment At New Amazon Facility In Swindon

North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson was recently given a tour around the eagerly awaited Amazon Fulfilment Centre located in Symmetry Park in Stratton St Margaret. Last year it was announced by Panettoni, who own the site that it had reached terms with Amazon for the construction of the warehouse which would equate to £200 million, and an overall investment of £400 million in the Swindon site. This makes it the largest single sale of a warehouse in British history. The enormous facility located i...

Swindon  Advertiser Column - Getting On With The Job

Swindon Advertiser Column - Getting On With The Job

This week saw the conclusion of the annual Party Conference season. I attended the Conservative one this week, my first in my new role as the Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party. The Prime Minister set out how we are getting on with the job of uniting and levelling up every part of the UK as we build back better from the pandemic. Since the 2019 General Election so much has happened. As promised, we delivered Brexit and secured a deal with the EU. Life was soon to be dominated by the i...

Boris Johnson Promises To Unlock Untapped Potential In the UK During Conference Speech

Boris Johnson Promises To Unlock Untapped Potential In the UK During Conference Speech

The Conservative Party closed today with a positive and optimistic speech from the Prime Minister, in which he promoted equality of opportunity and promised to unleash the spirit of British values. Speaking in Manchester on the third and final day of the conference, the Prime Minister highlighted the untapped potential and lopsided nature of the economy in the UK, and vowed to promote opportunity and unlock this potential. “You will find talent, genius, flair, imagination and enthusiasm every...