Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

Justin Meets Young People Benefitting From National Citizen Service Scheme

Justin Meets Young People Benefitting From National Citizen Service Scheme

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson met with young people taking part in the Government’s National Citizen Service. The National Citizen Service began in 2012 and aims to help young people develop key skills such as teamwork, leadership, project planning, and social action – as well as allowing those taking part to build confidence, make new friends and enjoy a number of exciting activities. Each project lasts two weeks, with the first week a residential trip where those taking part in activities ...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Lionessess Have Made The Country Proud

Swindon Advertiser Column - Lionessess Have Made The Country Proud

On Sunday a staggering 17 million people in the UK tuned in to watch the Lionesses beat Germany to secure the Women’s European Cup – finally bringing football home! I want to say a massive congratulations to the team for their incredible performances over the past few weeks, which saw them score an impressive 23 goals along the way! The team really did the country proud, and it was amazing to see so many people get behind the team and spur them on. I have always advocated for the power of sport...

Justin Visits Draycott Sports Camp To See Impact Of Lionesses Success

Justin Visits Draycott Sports Camp To See Impact Of Lionesses Success

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson visited Draycott Sports Camp to see how England's historic Lionesses are already inspiring the next generation of sportswomen. On Sunday millions of people across the country watched as England women's football team beat Germany to secure the European Championship. The Lionesses captured the hearts of men, women, boys and girls of all ages - ensuring a lasting legacy for women's sport. Justin visited Draycott Sports Camp at Oakhurst Primary School, which provi...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Defibrillator Roll-out To Schools Will Save Lives

Swindon Advertiser Column - Defibrillator Roll-out To Schools Will Save Lives

Last week saw Parliament go into recess for the summer, but not before an announcement from the Department for Education on a cause close to my heart – all state-funded schools in England are to have a defibrillator by summer 2023, with over 20,000 being installed by next summer. Defibrillators have the potential to save the lives of pupils, staff and visitors in schools, with the latest research showing that accessing these devices within 3-5 minutes of a cardiac arrest increases the chance of ...

Millions Of Households Across Great Britain Will Receive £400 Off Their Energy Bills From October

Millions Of Households Across Great Britain Will Receive £400 Off Their Energy Bills From October

Millions of households across Great Britain will receive non-repayable discounts on their energy bills this winter, as the UK government today (29 July 2022) sets out further details of the Energy Bills Support Scheme. The £400 discount, administered by energy suppliers, will be paid to consumers over 6 months with payments starting from October 2022, to ensure households receive financial support throughout the winter months. Those with a domestic electricity meter point paying for their energy...

7.2 Million Cost Of Living Payments Made To Low-income Families

7.2 Million Cost Of Living Payments Made To Low-income Families

Over 7.2 million payments of £326 have been made to help households through the government’s Cost of Living support.This means £2.4 billion has been paid out to low-income families in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, with the second instalment of £324 arriving later this year. The first payments were made on 14 July 2022, meaning the government has paid on average over a million families every working day since then. This is all part of the government’s £37 billion support package ...

Justin Welcomes News That All Schools In England Will Have A Defibrillator

Justin Welcomes News That All Schools In England Will Have A Defibrillator

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed news that an estimated 20,000 defibrillators will be delivered to schools to ensure every school has one by next summer. State-funded schools across England will receive defibrillators under new government plans to make sure there is a device in every school, boosting their numbers in communities across the country. Defibrillators have the potential to save the lives of pupils, staff and visitors in schools, with latest research showing that access...

Swindon Advertiser Column - It Was Great To Be Part Of Kemi's Exciting Campaign

Swindon Advertiser Column - It Was Great To Be Part Of Kemi's Exciting Campaign

Last week finished on a high- as part of Kemi Badenoch’s inner team, we had defied the odds to make the final 5 in the leadership contest and earnt the chance to appear in the two TV hustings over the weekend. Kemi’s strength is her authenticity - a straight-talking, no-nonsense candidate – underlined with a good sense of humour. First up was the Channel 4 debate. I could see in the opening exchanges the nerves were there, but she soon settled in and overall, there was a positive media respon...

Government And Leading Businesses Join Forces To Help Households With Cost Of Living

Government And Leading Businesses Join Forces To Help Households With Cost Of Living

Retail deals and discounts to help families over the summer holidays have been announced as part of the government’s Help for Households Campaign. Signed with some of the UK’s biggest businesses, including Asda, Morrisons, Amazon and Vodafone, these deals are designed to reduce costs at the checkout, help provide entertainment and ensure access to necessary services for families during the summer holidays and beyond. Agreed with the government’s Cost of Living Business Tsar David Buttress, the d...