Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

Swindon Advertiser Column - Summer Reading Challenge Will Encourage Children To Love Books

Swindon Advertiser Column - Summer Reading Challenge Will Encourage Children To Love Books

This week I was pleased to host an event in Parliament launching the Summer Reading Challenge – the UK’s biggest free reading for pleasure programme for children. This is the seventh time I’ve hosted the event in Parliament, and it was brilliant to see MPs enthusiastically supporting our event. Taking place annually, the challenge encourages children aged 4-11 to keep reading during the summer holidays. Children’s reading can dip during the long summer holidays if they don’t have regular access ...

Half A Million Benefit Claimants Get Jobs In Under 6 Months

Half A Million Benefit Claimants Get Jobs In Under 6 Months

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed new that half a million people have been supported into work in less than 6 months thanks to “Way to Work”, a government drive to get jobseekers into vacancies. Launched in January, ministers set the target of supporting 500,000 jobseekers through the jobcentre and into employment by the end of June. This coincided with the need to fill a record number of job vacancies as the economy rebounded after the pandemic. Unemployment now stands at an almost...

Public Safety Boost As Major Justice Reforms Come Into Force

Public Safety Boost As Major Justice Reforms Come Into Force

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act equips police with the powers and tools they need to combat crime while overhauling sentencing laws to protect the public and keep serious sexual and violent offenders behind bars for longer. These include making whole-life orders the starting point for pre-meditated child murder, introducing mandatory life sentences for those who unlawfully kill emergency workers in the line of duty, and ending the automatic early release of offenders deemed to be a ...

Justin Visits Rebranded Neuro Wellbeing Centre

Justin Visits Rebranded Neuro Wellbeing Centre

Last Friday, Justin was delighted to visit the Neuro Wellbeing Centre in the Westmead Industrial Estate. Originally starting out as the Swindon Therapy Centre for Multiple Sclerosis, founded in 1981 as a self-help group, and then became a registered charity in 1983, it has steadily grown since. Recently rebranded, the Neuro Wellbeing Centre is an inclusive wellbeing Centre dedicated to helping people lead happy, healthy, independent lives. As a fully accessible centre, it is the only facility of...

Justin Tomlinson MP Joins Business Events

Justin Tomlinson MP Joins Business Events

Justin Tomlinson MP was pleased to join two business events on Friday: 1) Business West for their Swindon MPs and Councillors Q&A breakfast event alongside Sir Robert Buckland MP, Member of Parliament for South Swindon, and Cllr David Renard, the Leader of Swindon Borough Council. Business West aims to bring together leaders to create a prosperous region where businesses and communities thrive and was hosted by Arval BNP Paribas Group, who specialise in electric vehicles. Justin covered the...

Swindon Advertiser Column - New Radiotherapy Centre Will Have Huge Positive Impact On Patients

Swindon Advertiser Column - New Radiotherapy Centre Will Have Huge Positive Impact On Patients

Last Friday I visited Nyland School to welcome their recent successful Ofsted inspection. I was pleased to attend alongside the Swindon Borough Council Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, Cllr Oladapo Ibitoye, and Nythe parish councillor Matthew Vallender. I met with the principal, Paul Holroyd, to hear his concerns and to discuss how best I can support the fantastic school in its work with children between 4 and 11 with social emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties. I always enjo...

Summer Activities Fair Returning To The Orbital

Summer Activities Fair Returning To The Orbital

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson’s Summer Activities Fair is returning to the Orbital Shopping Park next month, giving parents and carers a chance to find activities to keep the family entertained over the Summer Holiday. Now in its 4th Year, the Summer Activity Fair is an annual event which brings together clubs, groups, organisations, and businesses to highlight what events and activities they have on offer. It is a fantastic opportunity for parents and carers to discover new activities and ...

Bill Of Rights To Strengthen Freedom Of Speech And Curb Bogus Human Rights Claims

Bill Of Rights To Strengthen Freedom Of Speech And Curb Bogus Human Rights Claims

Freedom of speech and the views of elected lawmakers will be given greater weight in law under a Bill of Rights introduced to Parliament today The Bill will ensure courts cannot interpret laws in ways that were never intended by Parliament and will empower people to express their views freely. At the same time, it will help prevent trivial human rights claims from wasting judges’ time and taxpayer money. A permission stage in court will be introduced requiring people to show they have suffered a...

Justin Welcomes Nyland School's Great Ofsted Result

Justin Welcomes Nyland School's Great Ofsted Result

Justin Tomlinson MP visited Nyland School to welcome their recent successful Ofsted inspection alongside Swindon Borough Council Cabinet Member for Education and Skills Cllr Oladapo Ibitoye. Following a tour of the school by a fantastic pupil, Justin sat down with members of staff to hear their concerns and how best he can support the school. Justin Tomlinson MP said: “I always enjoy visiting schools, meeting pupils and hearing about the great work teachers and support staff do. I also want to s...

Swindon Advertiser Column - New Arkells Pub A Welcome Addition To Tadpole Garden Village

Swindon Advertiser Column - New Arkells Pub A Welcome Addition To Tadpole Garden Village

I had the pleasure of attending the official opening of The Strawberry Thief in Tadpole Garden Village. I was delighted to join the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Sarah Trouton for the opening of the new Arkells pub in Tadpole Farm. Since I did the ground-breaking ceremony last year, it’s great to now see the vision for the pub realised. It will make a very welcome addition to North Swindon. This week the Government announced further support with the cost of living - particularly for those qualif...