Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

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Justin Tomlinson MP Wins Let’s Loop Award

Justin Tomlinson MP Wins Let’s Loop Award

On Friday, Let’s Loop Swindon presented Justin Tomlinson MP with a ‘Champion for Hearing Loops’ award at an event in the Swindon Borough Council offices. ‘Let’s Loop Swindon’ was formed in the summer of 2014 to improve both awareness and the provision of hearing loops in the town. A hearing loop is a type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. During his time as Minister for Disabled People, Justin Tomlinson MP wrote to several national businesses to encourage them to listen to the...

North Swindon MP Opens Stanton Country Park Christmas Shop

North Swindon MP Opens Stanton Country Park Christmas Shop

Justin Tomlinson MP has visited the Farmhouse Tearooms to officially open the Christmas shop of the Every Cloud Arts and Craft group at Stanton Country Park.The ‘Every Cloud Arts and Craft’ group operate the Farmhouse tea rooms alongside an arts and workshop space with the intention of extending into an accessible, community artisan workshop incorporating a printing press, an electric kiln and a wood working facility.Every Cloud’s Christmas shop sells various products ranging from artwork and de...

Justin Comments On Recent Education News

Justin Comments On Recent Education News

Parents have contacted me this week to defend local schools in response to the letter written by Ofsted Regional Director Bradley Simmons. Others however have contacted me to demand that local schools improve quickly so that there is a good choice when it comes to their children’s education. Both sides have valid concerns. The letter by Mr Simmons fails to acknowledge that there has been progress and credit should be given where it is due. It also uses some statistics in a questionably selective...

Local MP Welcomes Increase In Individual Tailored Employment Support For Disabled People

Local MP Welcomes Increase In Individual Tailored Employment Support For Disabled People

North Swindon MP and former Minister for Disabled People, Justin Tomlinson, has highlighted the importance of tailored employment support for disabled people and people with a long-term health conditions during two debates in Parliament.One key advantage of the full roll-out of universal credit is that every claimant will have a personal, named coach who will stay with them. The job of the coach is not only to help people to get into work, but to navigate all the challenges they face when dealin...

Swindon MPs Join Forces With Local Businesses To Present £50,000 Cheque To Brighter Futures Radiotherapy Campaign

Swindon MPs Join Forces With Local Businesses To Present £50,000 Cheque To Brighter Futures Radiotherapy Campaign

Justin Tomlinson MP has helped present cheques totalling £50,000 to the Brighter Futures Radiotherapy Appeal.The money was raised by the National Federation of Demolition Contractors and local business Lawson Group. The Brighter Futures appeal aims to raise money towards a Radiotherapy Unit at the Great Western Hospital. The Radiotherapy Unit was given the green light earlier this year after a sustained campaign by local MPs, Justin Tomlinson & Robert Buckland, and the former Clinical Chair ...

Justin Welcomes More Positive News On Employment

Justin Welcomes More Positive News On Employment

Justin Tomlinson MP has welcomed the news that employment across the UK continues to run at a record high, the unemployment rate has fallen to an 11-year low, and that according to today’s figures there are 214,000 more people back in work in the South West since 2010. Across Swindon, the number of people claiming the key out of work benefits has fallen by almost 3,000 - a 62% drop – since May 2010.As the former Minister for Disabled People, Justin is particularly delighted that more than 590,00...

Justin & Russell Highlight Swindon's Excellent Work On Reducing Enforcement Referrals

Justin & Russell Highlight Swindon's Excellent Work On Reducing Enforcement Referrals

Justin Tomlinson MP and Cllr. Russell Holland have highlighted the excellent work Swindon Borough Council has undertaken to reduce the number of cases referred to enforcement officers at an event in Parliament. Cllr. Holland, the Cabinet Member for Finance and Deputy Leader of Swindon Borough Council, has been working tirelessly alongside officers and Justin to ensure that the Council has the powers it needs to reduce the number of cases of unpaid Council Tax. Since becoming the Cabinet Member f...

Justin Backs Bill To Increase Access To Life Saving Defibrillators

Justin Backs Bill To Increase Access To Life Saving Defibrillators

Justin Tomlinson MP is backing a Bill that would ensure that people usings schools, leisure centres and other public buildings would be able to immediately access the life-saving provision on a defibrillator.As it stands, twelve young people die from cardiac arrest every week in the UK. This a figure that has been ignored for far too long and a greater provision of ready-to-use lifesaving defibrillators would greatly reduce this figure and save lives up and down the country. The Oliver King Foun...

Huge News For Speedway Fans As Work Starts On New Abbey Stadium

Huge News For Speedway Fans As Work Starts On New Abbey Stadium

Justin Tomlinson MP has joined Cllr. Toby Elliott and Clarke Osborne for Gaming International to break ground as work begins on the new Abbey Stadium – home of the Swindon Robins speedway side.The existing facility will continue to function whilst building work is underway, with temporary parking and entrance facilities provided for Greyhound Racing and Blunsdon Market operations, including a Park and Ride facility.Work is set to be complete its first phase (when the new stadium is fully functio...