Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

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Justin Meets Burcot Farm Planners

Justin Meets Burcot Farm Planners

Justin Tomlinson MP met with the senior team who are preparing the Burcot Farm planning application, adjacent to Abbey Farm and Tadpole Garden Village. The proposals are for: 🏡 410 houses. 🌳 11 acres (47% of the development) of new green public spaces, generating a net gain in habitats and hedgerows. 👷 Infrastructure improvements including replacing the tight (dangerous) bend in Tadpole Lane. 🚴 Footpath and cycle links between the development and Abbey Farm and Tadpole Garden Village. These plan...

Justin welcomes investment for sports facilities in North Swindon

Justin welcomes investment for sports facilities in North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP has welcomed the news that North Swindon will benefit from £7482 in new funding as a result of the Conservative Government’s long-term investment in grassroots sports. Exercising more is the most common New Year’s resolution. That is why the Conservative Government is helping hundreds of thousands of people across the country stick to their resolution by delivering high-quality grassroots sports facilities. From Belfast to Bracknell, over 1,100 projects are receiving funding ...

Justin Attends English Football League Event To Discuss Football Governance Bill

Justin Attends English Football League Event To Discuss Football Governance Bill

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson joined colleagues from across Westminster to attend the EFL dinner hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Football. The event was attended by MPs, representatives from the EFL, and representatives from 25 members of the English Football League – which included Swindon Town Football Club. The main discussion centred around the forthcoming Football Governance Bill, which aims to improve responsible club ownership and ensure the continued sustainability of...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Queen's Visit Is Well Deserved Recognition For Swindon Domestic Abuse Charity

Swindon Advertiser Column - Queen's Visit Is Well Deserved Recognition For Swindon Domestic Abuse Charity

On Monday, I had the privilege of joining Her Majesty the Queen for a visit to Jenni’s House to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. The refuge’s name, Jenni’s House, was also officially unveiled during the visit, having been chosen by current residents in honour of the charity’s founder: Jenni Manners. I have long supported the Swindon Domestic Abuse Support Service, including helping with the annual Christmas and Easter Gift Collections. I have seen first-hand the difference the organisation has ma...

Justin Signs Holocaust Book Of Remembrance

Justin Signs Holocaust Book Of Remembrance

North Swindin MP Justin Tomlinsonb signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today. Holocaust Memorial Day falls on 27th January every year, the anniversary of the liberation of the infamous former Nazi concentration and death camp, Auschwitz-Birken...

Justin Visits South Marston Primary School

Justin Visits South Marston Primary School

It was great to be invited to South Marston Primary school this week, a fantastic local village school. I was given a tour of the classrooms, where I was able to see some of the classes in action - from mindfulness lessons to learning what foods are healthy and good for us to eat. It was fantastic to see the children enjoying themselves as they learn, and so well behaved to The highlight of the visit was the exciting assembly where the children took part in their very own school parliament where...

Justin Attends Queen's Visit To Swindon Domestic Abuse Support Service

Justin Attends Queen's Visit To Swindon Domestic Abuse Support Service

Her Majesty Queen Camilla hails Swindon Domestic Abuse charity as “something special” Swindon Domestic Abuse Support Service (SDASS) has today (Monday 22 January) officially welcomed Her Majesty Queen Camilla on a visit to the town’s refuge, where she hailed the charity as “something very special”. The visit marks the start of the charity’s 50th anniversary year and highlights the life-saving work it does through the refuge and in the community to support to women, men and children. The Queen a...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Rwanda Bill Will Deliver On Government's Priority

Swindon Advertiser Column - Rwanda Bill Will Deliver On Government's Priority

It was another busy week in Parliament. The Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Bill passed through all its legislative stages in the House of Commons this week and will now be read in the House of Lords. This bill delivers on the Government’s manifesto commitment to ban the live export of animals for slaughter and fattening. It will prevent animals from undergoing unnecessary long export journeys, instead using shorter and less stressful domestic journeys, and will also ensure that animals are s...

Justin Meets Guide Dog Users In Parliament

Justin Meets Guide Dog Users In Parliament

Justin Tomlinson MP for North Swindon demonstrated his support to improving the lives of people with a vision impairment at an event in Parliament held by the charity Guide Dogs. The Guide Dogs event celebrated key campaign successes from 2023, including the requirement that will see the majority of buses fitted with audio-visual announcements, reversing plans to close nearly 1000 railway ticket offices, a new law to tackle problem pavement parking in Scotland, and extra funding for tactile pavi...

Justin Welcomes New £2 Million Fund To Support Victims Of Domestic Abuse

Justin Welcomes New £2 Million Fund To Support Victims Of Domestic Abuse

Hundreds of domestic abuse victims will receive lifeline payments to help them escape tormenting and often life-threatening abuse, and to help rebuild their lives thanks to an additional £2 million investment, the Home Office has announced today. From 31 January, victims of domestic abuse who do not have the financial means to leave their abusers will be able to apply for a one-off payment of up to £500 via one of over 470 support services, for essential items such as groceries, nappies or suppo...