Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

Government announces extra £3.66Million for Swindon to continue providing vital services during coronavirus

Government announces extra £3.66Million for Swindon to continue providing vital services during coronavirus

People living and working in Swindon will benefit after Swindon Borough Council was given a share of £900m in additional Government funding for local councils. The money will be used locally to help the council cover coronavirus-related costs and ensure it has the resources needed to keep providing key services as we battle the Covid pandemic. It means Swindon Borough Council has now received £21.7million in direct extra support from the Government since the start of the pandemic. Meanwhile, ...

Swindon Advertiser Article - Feeding children Is A Wider Issue Than In The Theatre Of Debate

Swindon Advertiser Article - Feeding children Is A Wider Issue Than In The Theatre Of Debate

Politics benefits when those with direct, real experience of issues engage and we have seen that with the efforts of Marcus Rashford MBE who has worked tirelessly to highlight the issue of food poverty. This important work, including the possible extension of food vouchers was debated in Parliament this week. Food vouchers were provided when schools were shut and unable to provide free school meals. Thankfully and in no small part due to the work of our teachers our schools have been able to r...

Justin Encourages Teenagers To Get Cancer Symptoms Checked

Justin Encourages Teenagers To Get Cancer Symptoms Checked

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson is joining with the Teenage Cancer Trust to encourage teenagers to get potential cancer symptoms checked. Today marks the Teenage Cancer Trust’s second Best To Check campaign, aiming to help teenagers and young people understand the common signs and symptoms of cancer in their age group, and empower them to seek medical advice if they are concerned. Every day in the UK, around seven young people aged 13-24 are diagnosed with cancer, and it is the leading cause ...

£250k Culture Recovery Fund Cash Boost For The Wyvern Theatre

£250k Culture Recovery Fund Cash Boost For The Wyvern Theatre

Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre has benefitted from £250k cash boost thanks to the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. Over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, theatres and museums have suffered from a severe cut in visitors, putting many at risk of closure. To assist, 1,385 theatres, museums, performance groups and arts organisations across England will receive a share of £257million from the government. Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre was one lucky recipient, being awarded £250k to assist its post-COVID...

Swindon businesses receive £56.5million in coronavirus loans

Swindon businesses receive £56.5million in coronavirus loans

**• 1,163 loans worth £56.5million offered via Bounce Back Loan Scheme and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme • In total, more than £200billion of government support provided to help individuals and businesses in all parts of UK New figures show that businesses in Swindon have benefitted from £56.5 worth of loans to help protect and support jobs since the start of the coronavirus outbreak.** This includes Bounce Back Loans, 100% government-backed loans are interest-free for the firs...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Calling On Parish Councils To Make Play Parks Inclusive For Children With Disabilities

Swindon Advertiser Column - Calling On Parish Councils To Make Play Parks Inclusive For Children With Disabilities

Being an MP and the Minister for Disabled People has given me the opportunity to meet some incredible people and charities who do fantastic work supporting and advocating for people with disabilities. I recently had the privilege of speaking to Becky Maddern, who is an inspirational figure, not only working tirelessly to support her own son Benjamin – who has complex disabilities, but also passionately advocating for other children with disabilities and their families. Becky recently got in touc...

Swindon MPs Call For Residents To decorate Homes, Schools, Shops and Businesses with Poppies For Remembrance Day

Swindon MPs Call For Residents To decorate Homes, Schools, Shops and Businesses with Poppies For Remembrance Day

Swindon MPs Robert Buckland and Justin Tomlinson are calling on the people of Swindon to decorate their windows with Poppies to mark this year’s Remembrance Day. This comes as local Remembrance Day events across the country are expected to be cancelled due to COVID 19, including the annual parade and service at the Cenotaph here in Swindon on November 8th. This news will come as a huge disappointment to the hundreds of people here in the town who attend both the annual parade at the Cenotaph and...

Government Launches New Veterans Rail Card

Government Launches New Veterans Rail Card

North Swindon MP has welcomed the Government's new Veterans Railcard, which was launched earlier today. The railcard offers an additional 830,000 veterans, who are not covered by existing discounts or railcards, up to one-third off most rail fares from 5 November. Moreover, it will also extend discounted travel to a named companion and up to four dependent children, if travelling with the cardholder. Justin Tomlinson said "This initiative comes as part of the Government’s manifesto pledge t...

Swindon MPS Welcome Government Funding Boost To Support Domestic Abuse Victims

Swindon MPS Welcome Government Funding Boost To Support Domestic Abuse Victims

Swindon MPs Robert Buckland and Justin Tomlinson have welcomed the news that Swindon Borough Council will receive £50,000 of Government funding to help them prepare for the introduction of landmark legislation that will ensure domestic abuse victims and their families get the vital help they need. Thousands more people are expected to be helped from April 2021 when the new law comes into force placing a duty on councils to support victims of domestic abuse. The new £6million funding announced to...