Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

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Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes More People Saving Through Work Place Pensions

Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes More People Saving Through Work Place Pensions

Justin Tomlinson MP has welcomed today’s newly released figures that show the number of people saving into workplace pensions continues to rise and has increased by 4.4 million since 2012. With millions of people across the country and thousands in Swindon set up in a workplace pension, local-residents who are starting out on their working career will be able to benefit from years of saving. This will give them greater financial security in their retirement. Launched in 2012 and planned to be fu...

North Swindon MP Takes Part In 'Safeguard Us From Scams’ Workshop In Parliament

North Swindon MP Takes Part In 'Safeguard Us From Scams’ Workshop In Parliament

Last week Justin Tomlinson MP took part in the ‘Which – safeguard us from Scams’ workshop in the Houses of Parliament. The workshop was designed to highlight some of the dangers that people can face when they use online banking. Individual losses can cause significant distress and involve life-changing amounts of money; and the potential for consumer harm is increasing as more push payment scams are being perpetrated. Unlike with many other payment methods, people deceived into transferring mone...

North Swindon MP Supports Christmas Fair At MS Therapy Centre

North Swindon MP Supports Christmas Fair At MS Therapy Centre

Justin Tomlinson MP has attended the annual Christmas Fair at Bradbury House on Westmead Drive to help raise funds for the MS Therapy Centre. The Centre offers therapies, advice and support to those with multiple sclerosis and their families across the region. The centre is a hive of activity and provides a real lifeline for its members and their families, who are actively encouraged, through mutual support, to face the reality of multiple sclerosis and the possible challenges it brings. Volunte...

Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes Additional Funding To Fix Potholes In Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes Additional Funding To Fix Potholes In Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP has welcomed today’s announcement from the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, that Swindon is set to receive an additional allocation of £194,000 to enable Swindon Council to fix up to 3,700 potholes in 2017/2018. This funding is in addition to the £2,489,000 the Department of Transport had already committed to providing in 2017 to 2018 to help repair local highways in Swindon. Justin Said: “I agree with the Secretary of State for Transport that this investment will hopeful...

Justin Tomlinson MP Hosts Meeting With Lloyds To Discuss Closure Of Highworth Branch

Justin Tomlinson MP Hosts Meeting With Lloyds To Discuss Closure Of Highworth Branch

On 25 November 2016 Justin Tomlinson MP hosted a meeting at his office between Lloyds Bank and local representatives, to discuss the pending closure of the Lloyds Bank branch in Highworth. It was clearly stated in the meeting that Justin and local representatives would like Lloyds Bank to review or reconsider their decision to close the Highworth branch. Lloyds explained that the branch was no longer commercially viable.  They – and many other banks –  have an ongoing branch closure programme to...

Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article - 25th November

Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article - 25th November

This week Philip Hammond delivered an Autumn Statement that provides a stable economic platform as the UK leaves the EU. It set out how we will support our economy as we begin writing this new chapter in our country’s history.We will continue to be the fastest growing major advanced economy in the world, and by 2020, the deficit will be at its lowest level in two decades. Crucially we are getting the country back to living within its means, which means that for every commitment we as a Governmen...

Justin Hosts Celebration Of Swindon's Voluntary Sector

Justin Hosts Celebration Of Swindon's Voluntary Sector

Justin Tomlinson MP, in partnership with the Zurich Community Trust, has hosted a celebration evening for Swindon’s voluntary sector at his office on the Orbital Retail Park in North Swindon.Representatives from different charities were present and the evening was focused on celebrating volunteers and saying thank you to those who give up their time in order to contribute to the local community. Justin Tomlinson, MP for North Swindon, was joined by South Swindon MP Robert Buckland, the Head of Z...

North Swindon MP Calls On Fellow Residents To Love Food Hate Waste

North Swindon MP Calls On Fellow Residents To Love Food Hate Waste

As the number of plastic bags we use falls dramatically (down 80% since October last year), Justin Tomlinson MP is encouraging constituents to continue to cut waste by reducing the amount of food fellow local residents send to landfill. The ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ campaign aims to give households simple tips to cut food waste and save money. UK households alone waste £12.5 billion worth of food and drink each year, costing individuals £260, the average family with children £700 a year, or around...