Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

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New Online Financial Health Check Launched

New Online Financial Health Check Launched

I attended the launch by the Money Advice Service of the new online financial health check.In less than ten minutes, the free and unbiased health check – www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/healthcheck provides a personal action plan to help people stay on top of their money today, and plan to meet future goals.This is an excellent resource ensuring people know where to go for help, know their choices and how to take the practical steps to improve their own situation. For example information is provid...

Justin Tomlinson MP Made Honorary President Of Heart Charity

Justin Tomlinson MP Made Honorary President Of Heart Charity

After campaigning for emergency life-saving skills to be compulsory in schools, one of the town’s MPs has been made honorary president of the Swindon branch of the British Heart Foundation.Justin Tomlinson, MP for North Swindon, was invited to take up the post at the end of May following an article in the Adver.Mr Tomlinson said he was very proud to have been given the opportunity.“I will be pro-active in my support. I have a long standing commitment to supporting the activities of the British H...

Justin Tomlinson MP Opens New Highworth Community Centre

Justin Tomlinson MP Opens New Highworth Community Centre

It was a great pleasure to help officially open the brand new Highworth Community Centre on the site of the former Northview Primary School in Highworth.It is amazing to think a community the size of Highworth only had a community room, so it is a real credit to the fantastic vision, drive and enthusiasm of the Highworth Community Association, a group of seven trustees, who have worked tirelessly for the past nine months to reopen the school as a community centre for the town.It was a real pleas...

Justin Tomlinson MP Calls For Greater Recognition For The UK’s Six Million Carers

Justin Tomlinson MP Calls For Greater Recognition For The UK’s Six Million Carers

Local MP, Justin Tomlinson has teamed up with TV presenter Angela Rippon to support this year’s Carers Week (13-19 June) and recognise the contribution made by those people in Swindon and throughout the UK who provide unpaid care for someone who is ill, frail or disabled.The theme for Carers Week 2011 is ‘The True Face of Carers’. It calls for greater recognition for the diverse range of people who have caring responsibilities. The work they carry out is vital for their families and friends, and...

Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Parliamentary Charity Football Match

Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Parliamentary Charity Football Match

As a massive football fan and enthusiastic player, I was delighted to have an opportunity to represent the Parliamentary football team at Stamford Bridge in the annual Cystic Fibrosis charity game. Our MP’s XI was lined up against a celebrity XI, with Brighton Manager Gus Poyet as the celebrity XI player manager – I did invite him back to Swindon! The celebrity team was made up of ex-pros, comedians and sports stars, for which I had the challenge of marking Darren Campbell, the former sprint ath...

Swindon 105.5FM Awards

Swindon 105.5FM Awards

Justin Tomlinson MP & Shirley Ludford, Station ManagerI was delighted to be asked to present the Swindon 105.5FM Community Radio awards. This event celebrated some of the best programmes broadcast over the past year. I am a huge fan of Swindon 105.5 because it allows access to the airwaves for people who might otherwise not have their voices heard. It covers many small-scale community events and is always proud to promote the best of Swindon. It also provides a real community meeting-place w...

Ruskin Primary School Visit Parliament

Ruskin Primary School Visit Parliament

Ruskin Primary School, Upper Stratton visited the House of Commons today.  The children had a full tour, and learnt about how Parliament worked.Justin Tomlinson MP, "It was a real pleasure to welcome the children from Ruskin Primary School.  They were extremely knowledgable and enthusiastic during the lesson on the working of Parliament, as they set about creating their own Bill and securing its passage through the House of Commons and the House of Lords.  As the children had picked up the rules...

Advancing Women In Sport Forum

Advancing Women In Sport Forum

Gail Emms MBE, Olympic Silver Medallist & Justin Tomlinson MPJustin Tomlinson MP, who has spoken on many occassions about the benefits of sport in society supported a forum hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Sport.The event, entitled 'Advancing Women in Sport: How to make the most of major sports events, focusing on the opportunities and challenges for women in the sports arena.'   The following guests gave their views on how major sports events might best be used to pro...

Justin Tomlinson MP Joins With Claudia Winkleman To Support Girls Education Worldwide

Justin Tomlinson MP Joins With Claudia Winkleman To Support Girls Education Worldwide

Claudia Winkleman, Justin Tomlinson MP &Navdeep Bual and Yasir Yeahia, Young Global Education Ambassadors.  Justin Tomlinson MP joined TV presenter Claudia Winkleman at the Houses of Parliament this week as part of the Send My Sister to School campaign, to highlight the crisis in global education, especially for girls.In 2000 world leaders promised quality primary education for every child in the world by 2015, but with just 4 years to go there are still 67 million children missing out on ev...

Justin, May MP Of The Month

Justin, May MP Of The Month

Justin Tomlinson MP & Martin Lewis, MoneySavingExpert.com At The APPG LaunchJustin Tomlinson MP is the Total Politcs Magazine - 'MP of the Month' for May.http://www.totalpolitics.com/articles/156937/may-mp-of-the-month.thtmlWith tuition fees, the educational maintenance allowance and free schools never far from the top of the agenda in the last few months, the financial future of Britain’s young people is something all MPs have found themselves engaged with. But Justin Tomlinson, Con...