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Justin Tomlinson MP

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Swindon Domestic Abuse Support Service And North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson Join Forces For Christmas Gift Appeal

Swindon Domestic Abuse Support Service And North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson Join Forces For Christmas Gift Appeal

Swindon Domestic Abuse Support Service and North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson are again joining forces this year for the fourth time to ensure families supported by the service can enjoy the festive period. Christmas can be a very difficult time for families who find themselves in refuges – some families may have limited funds, and some families may have had to move into a refuge urgently leaving Christmas presents behind. This is why Swindon Domestic Abuse Support Service and Justin are asking p...

Justin Proud To Pay Respect To Those Who Gave Their Lives In Conflict

Justin Proud To Pay Respect To Those Who Gave Their Lives In Conflict

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson spoke of his pride as he paid tribute on behalf of residents in North Swindon to those who gave their lives in service to Britain. Justin laid a wooden cross in the Royal British Legion Constituency Garden of Remembrance at the Houses of Parliament. MPs from across the counrty visit the garden to lay a cross on behalf of their constituents as an act of rememberence for those who serve, or have served, in His Majesty’s Armed Forces. This is the third year of the ...

Swindon MPs Welcome Announcement Of Community Diagnostic Centre In Swindon

Swindon MPs Welcome Announcement Of Community Diagnostic Centre In Swindon

South Swindon MP Sir Robert Buckland and North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson have welcomed the news that Swindon will benefit from a new Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC). West Swindon CDC will be based at West Swindon Health Centre, Link Avenue, Swindon, SN5 7DL and increase diagnostic capacity and reduce waiting times. Once operational, it will deliver up to 18,675 checks, tests and scans a year, tailored to meet the needs of patients. This CDC will increase diagnostic capacity and reduce waitin...

Parliament Prorogues Ahead Of The King’s Speech

Parliament Prorogues Ahead Of The King’s Speech

This week Parliament has prorogued, which means that the last parliamentary session has come to an end before the King opens the new session next week. During the last session the Government passed 39 bills. These included laws to stop the boats, bolster our energy security, and keep people safe by cracking down on disruptive protests, protecting children from harmful content online, and ensuring minimum service levels during strikes. Bills that received Royal Assent include: The Social Securi...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Prorogation Showcases Parliament's Rich History

Swindon Advertiser Column - Prorogation Showcases Parliament's Rich History

The King’s Speech is coming up shortly, which means Parliament must ‘prorogue’ and draw a close to the current Parliamentary session. It is a fascinating period, which includes a number of traditions which date back over hundreds of years. During the period when Parliament is prorogued, neither the House of Lords nor House of Commons sit until the King has delivered his speech. There is always a lot of parliamentary business to clear before the speech, so it’s been a busy week as we have voted t...

£2 Bus Fare Cap Extended For Third Time

£2 Bus Fare Cap Extended For Third Time

The Government has announced that the Get Around For £2 bus fare cap scheme will be extended again to continue to help people save money. The cap had been due to rise to £2.50 but will instead remain at £2, and continue until 31 December 2024 thanks to the redirected HS2 funding behind the new Network North plan. This takes total government investment to cap bus fares at £2 to nearly £600 million. Since the £2 bus fare cap was introduced across the UK on 1 January 2023, millions of passengers ha...

Justin Judges At The Swindon Beer Festival

Justin Judges At The Swindon Beer Festival

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson attended the Swindon Beer Festival, where he played a very important role. Justin was invited the festival organisers to attend the festival as one of the judges for the Best Bitter category. The festival, now in its 35th year, showcases a variety of beers, ales and ciders from both the local area and from across the country - and this year’s event has a whopping 90 beers and ciders for visitors to try. In homage to the ongoing Rugby World Cup there were a handf...

Justin Wears It Pink In Support Of Breast Cancer Now Campaign

Justin Wears It Pink In Support Of Breast Cancer Now Campaign

Justin Tomlinson, MP for North Swindon, added a splash of pink to her usual Westminster attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser, which will take place on Friday 20 October to raise vital funds for world-class breast cancer research and life-changing support. Justin was joined by other parliamentarians in Westminster this week, to raise awareness of one of the UK’s biggest and brightest fundraising events. Justin is calling for her constituents in Swindon to join hhim, as we...

Justin Open The Community Office For Mental Health First Aid Training

Justin Open The Community Office For Mental Health First Aid Training

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson welcomed Draycott Sports Camp and Headstart Skillz to the Community Office as they undertook Mental Health First Aid training. The group spend the day in the office learning how to spot mental health issues in young people and intervene early to ensure they receive the correct help. The course taught the group: an in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental illness t...

Swindon Advertiser Column - GWA Sport Pitch Decision Opens Up An Important Community Asset

Swindon Advertiser Column - GWA Sport Pitch Decision Opens Up An Important Community Asset

I have been contacted by residents this week to highlight a campaign led by the Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) ahead of the upcoming Autumn budget. The campaign is asking the chancellor to cut beer duty, end the ban on take home pints, extend business rate relief, and support pubs with rising energy costs. I absolutely understand the importance of pubs to local communities, and will certainly feed these suggestions in. The campaign was very well timed, as yesterday I was lucky enough to be a judg...