Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

New System For International Travel

New System For International Travel

The Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has announced a simplified system for international travel in light of the success of the UK’s domestic vaccine rollout, providing greater stability for industry and passengers. The current traffic light system will be replaced by a single red list of countries and territories which will continue to be crucial in order to protect public health, and simplified travel measures for arrivals from the rest of the world from Monday 4 October at 4am. Testing requ...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Furlough Has Saved Millions Of Jobs

Swindon Advertiser Column - Furlough Has Saved Millions Of Jobs

Reshuffles! The Parliament equivalent of transfer deadline day… I am often asked how they work and whilst they change from time to time, here is a rough guide. Firstly, there are the rumours of when they will be. Pre-Summer there was gentle speculation, this built up on the return of Parliament and most though it would happen last week. This passed, but then Wednesday morning it was confirmed they would begin after PMQ’s. There are also rumours of who is on the up, and who is on the way down...

Justin Appointed Deputy Chairman Of The Conservative Party

Justin Appointed Deputy Chairman Of The Conservative Party

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has been appointed Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, having served as the Minister of State for Disabled People. First appointed by David Cameron, and subsequently by both Theresa May and Boris Johnson, Justin’s achievements a Minister have included: Delivering the National Disability Strategy, which will set out more than 100 commitments to transform the lives of people with disabilities. Record disability employment through schemes such as Disability...

Most Vulnerable To Be Offered COVID-19 Booster Vaccines From Next Week

Most Vulnerable To Be Offered COVID-19 Booster Vaccines From Next Week

UK accepts advice from the independent JCVI on who to prioritise for a booster dose Further details on deployment to be set out in due course Millions of vulnerable people are to be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine from next week as the government confirms it has accepted the final advice from the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The programme will be rolled out to the same priority groups as previously. This means care home residents, health and social care...

Prime Minister Sets Out Autumn And Winter Covid Plan

Prime Minister Sets Out Autumn And Winter Covid Plan

The Prime Minister has today set out the government’s plan to manage Covid throughout autumn and winter. Thanks to the phenomenal success of the vaccination programme, the data continues to show the link between cases, hospitalisations and deaths has weakened significantly. In England, the number of hospital admissions with Covid has remained relatively stable over the last month. And although deaths increased at the beginning of the summer, they have remained far below the levels in either of t...

Job Vacancies Rise To Record Level

Job Vacancies Rise To Record Level

New figures out today show that job vacancies have hit a record high and unemployment has fallen – news which has been welcomed by North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson. For the first time since records began, the number of job vacancies has risen over 1million and is now 249,000 above its pre-Covid pandemic January to March 2020 level. Vacancies have increased in all industry sectors, with the majority reaching record levels. Accommodation and food services saw the most significant increases in va...

Justin Opens Latest Inclusive Playground Equipment

Justin Opens Latest Inclusive Playground Equipment

North Swindon MP visited Brook Park Playground to open the latest inclusive play equipment in Swindon. The new roundabout, which is able to be used by children in wheelchair, has been installed by St Andrew's Parish Council, who have been working with Benjamin's Smile and Mums On A Mission. In 2019, following a meeting with Becky Maddern who was campaigning for more accessible play equipment for children with disabilities, Justin wrote to every parish council in Swindon to ask that accessible ...

Justin Visits Link Centre To Showcase New Facilities

Justin Visits Link Centre To Showcase New Facilities

North Swindon MP, and Minister for Disabled People, Justin Tomlinson was invited by the Better Leisure in Swindon for a tour and a catch up at the Link Centre. Better Leisure have invested over £1 million to upgrade its gym facilities, as well as the trampoline bounce park and ice rink - showcasing the range of activities on offer. The recent Olympics & Paralympics have showcased how important physical well-being and mental health must be from the most elite athletes to the weekly five-a-si...

Work Set To Begin On Orbital Bus Lane And Steps

Work Set To Begin On Orbital Bus Lane And Steps

Work to address the bus lane and steps at the Orbital Shopping Park is set to begin shortly, news which has been welcomed by North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson. Efforts to resolve the issue of both the steps and bus lane were unfortunately delayed while Asda – who are responsible for the land - secured the planning permission required from both the council and the bus company. The planning permission has now been granted and works are due to start shortly and are expected to take around 8 weeks- ...

Justin Visits Greenbridge Matalan Store

Justin Visits Greenbridge Matalan Store

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson met with Regional Manager for Matalan Sian Jackson, and visited one of the companies most successful store in the country. Justin visited the Greenbridge branch of Matalan to hear how the Covid pandemic had affected the store, what measure the store keep shopper safe, and how the store looking to bounce back strongly. Sian informed Justin that the Greenbridge branch was in a strong position, being in the top 3 for turnover out of 233 stores - in addition to thi...