Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

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Eastern Development Villages, Covingham Parish Council Public Meeting

Eastern Development Villages, Covingham Parish Council Public Meeting

Residents in Covingham have been reassured that the proposed Eastern Villages plan will not put their homes at risk of another flooding nightmare.Last night, around 100 residents filled the hall at Covingham Park Primary School for the Parish Council’s annual Parish assembly to question council leader Rod Bluh, ward councillors and the town’s two MPs about the development.After the flooding in 2007, concerned residents asked for reassurance that the development would not mean a repeat performanc...

Justin Tomlinson MP Backs Ivory Surrender To Save Elephants

Justin Tomlinson MP Backs Ivory Surrender To Save Elephants

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has shown his support for elephants by backing the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)’s ivory surrender.Justin attended IFAW’s campaign launch at the House of Commons and posed with huge elephant tusks. He is calling on members of the public to send in any unwanted items of ivory they may have to IFAW to ensure they do not end up back on the commercial market, and to highlight the illegal ivory trade.Justin said: “I am pleased to be backing the ivory s...

Valuing Natural Heritage, Justin Tomlinson MP

Valuing Natural Heritage, Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP & Gary Mantle, Wiltshire Wildlife TrustJustin Tomlinson MP, North Swindon pledged to ‘value our natural heritage’ this week after meeting local nature conservation organisation Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) at the House of Commons. The event was held to highlight the value of funding nature and its recovery. It showcased a number of Wildlife Trust projects funded by HLF around the UK.Justin Tomlinson MP said “It was great to hear how HLF fun...

Justin Tomlinson MP Puts The Pressure On

Justin Tomlinson MP Puts The Pressure On

Justin Tomlinson MP for North Swindon is lending his support to The Stroke Association’s Know Your Blood Pressure campaign and is urging the people of Swindon to get their blood pressure checked in a bid to raise awareness of the dangerous link between high blood pressure and stroke.Justin Tomlinson MP had his blood pressure tested this week at a Parliamentary Know Your Blood Pressure event hosted by The Stroke Association. With annual Know Your Blood Pressure day fast approaching on the 9th Apr...

A Conservative Budget For Growth, Jobs & Families

A Conservative Budget For Growth, Jobs & Families

Key measures in the Budget to boost growth include:Immediate Fuel Duty cut and scrapping of Labour’s annual fuel duty hikes£250m to help 1st time buyers250,000 new apprenticeships and 100,000 work placementsCuts in corporation tax and extension of small business rate relief to boost new job creationIncome tax thresholds increased, taking 1.1m low paid out of tax altogether and helpingall workers keep an extra £326 of their hard earned moneyIncreased Bank Levy, greater contribution from non-doms ...

Swindon To Kemble Gets The Green Light!

Swindon To Kemble Gets The Green Light!

 The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, confirmed in today's Budget Statement that the Swindon to Kemble redoubling project has finally been given approval by the Government.It had been thought, following the Comprehensive Spending Review, that Government funding would not be available until 2014 at the earliest. However, after the announcement by the Government that the electrification of the Great Western Mainline would take place it became clear that diversionary routes, incl...

Justin Tomlinson MP Supports, 'Let's Get Cooking' Club At Haydonleigh Primary School

Justin Tomlinson MP Supports, 'Let's Get Cooking' Club At Haydonleigh Primary School

Justin Tomlinson MP today joined students and parents at Haydonleigh Primary School, 'Let's get cooking' club.Now in the fourth year of a £20 million, five year Lottery funded programme, there are nearly 4,000 school–based let’s get cooking clubs in every local authority across England, with over 400 clubs based in London. So far more than 750,000 people have developed their cooking skills through the programme. Which is on track to achieve its target of teaching new cooking skills t...

Entrepreneurs From Swindon Attend Barclay Seminar

Entrepreneurs From Swindon Attend Barclay Seminar

 MP for Swindon North, Justin Tomlinson speaking at the Barclays 'Driving the business forward' event in Swindon.Credit: Professional Images With the country increasingly reliant on the private sector to create growth in the economy, the new Barclays business event in Swindon could not have come at a better time.21 local businesses attended a business seminar on Friday to hear first hand from local MP Justin Tomlinson and Managing Director of The Directors Centre and business guru Robert...

Justin Tomlinson MP Supports FairFuelUK Campaign

Justin Tomlinson MP Supports FairFuelUK Campaign

North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson, today urged the Government to implement a fuel duty stabiliser in the forthcoming budget and to take action to help limit the impact of rising fuel prices locally.Justin said: “Motorists find themselves paying ever higher prices at the pump. It is especially serious for those where cars are essential, either for getting to work, doing the weekly shop, or even enjoying a weekend out with the family.”And he added: “Small businesses are also exceptionally vulnera...

Justin Tomlinson Supports TIGA Submission To HM Treasury

Justin Tomlinson Supports TIGA Submission To HM Treasury

Jeremy Holt, Founder, Swindon Museum of Computing & Justin Tomlinson MPTIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, today called on the Government to recognise the importance of the highly skilled, high tech South West games industry in its future growth strategy in the forthcoming Budget. TIGA made the call in its Budget submission ‘Budget for Growth: Powering the Video Games Sector to Support the Economic Recovery’.The UK games industry is a vital sector within the creat...