Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

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Stratton Outlook Monthly Article, July

Stratton Outlook Monthly Article, July

One of the most challenging issues facing Swindon is development, and in particular the plans for thousands of new houses on our doorstep.  In Stratton, the Eastern Development Area is a particular concern, with 12,000 houses being proposed for countryside just the other side of the A419.  I was able to highlight these issues recently when I spoke in a Commons debate about Swindon’s future development.  My particular interest lies in the ‘quality of life’ issues which massive new developments ex...

Bridlewood Primary School Summer Fete

Bridlewood Primary School Summer Fete

Justin Tomlinson MP with Jodie Dunn,Hula Hoop Competition WinnerJustin Tomlinson, "I was delighted to attend the Bridlewood Primary School Summer Fete today.  It was brilliant to share a fantastic afternoon under glorious sunshine with so many fellow local residents.  The staff and volunteers did an excellent job to organise so many activities and I am sure they were able to raise lots of money."Abbey Meads Ward Councillors Peter Heaton-Jones & Vera TomlinsonHelping With The School Fund-Rais...

New Swindon MPs Back Employer's Mental Health Network

New Swindon MPs Back Employer's Mental Health Network

 Swindon’s two new MPs are giving their backing to the Swindon Mindful Employer Networkwhich celebrates its 2ndanniversary this year.   The network is managed by Richmond Fellowship Wiltshire and funded by NHS Swindon, and provides a free resource to local employers on issues relating to mental health and wellbeing at work.Robert Buckland (South Swindon) commends the initiative:“I have attended several of the network’s events and have been impressed by the commitment of local employers to improv...

Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes Emergency Budget

Justin Tomlinson MP Welcomes Emergency Budget

Local MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed today’s budget statement by Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne.Some of the budgets key points to note are shown below:Labour left behind one of the largest budget deficits in Europe.In cleaning up Labour’s mess we will protect the most vulnerable, including low income families and pensioners.The most urgent task facing the country is tackling the deficit.Compared to the previous Government’s plans there is £40 billion of additional tightening by 20...

Housing Development In Swindon, Parliamentary Debate

Housing Development In Swindon, Parliamentary Debate

Robert Buckland MP (South Swindon) & Justin Tomlinson MP (North Swindon)secured an adjournment debate on 'Development in Swindon'Development is a major issue for fellow Swindon resident's as the former Labour Government had planned an additional 37,000 houses for Swindon to be delivered over the next 16 years.Robert Buckland MP focused on the need to scrap Labour's 37,000 target and allow Swindon Borough Council and local residents to determine future local housing targets.Ju...

Justin Tomlinson MP Presents Time Table Awards

Justin Tomlinson MP Presents Time Table Awards

Justin Tomlinson MP Presents Trophies To The Aspire Tuition 'Times Table Champions'Aspire Tuition - Basepoint, West Swindon - www.aspiretuition.co.ukJustin Tomlinson MP, "I was delighted to be asked to present trophies ot the 'Times Table Champions'.  Having confidence in mathematics will equip these children well for the future.  They should be very proud of their hardwork and efforts."NB - The picture has been provided by the excellent Swindon Link magazine.

Stratton Outlook Monthly Article, June

Stratton Outlook Monthly Article, June

I’m really proud to have been elected as North Swindon’s new MP on May 6, with one of the largest swings in the country.  As a fellow local resident, I will do everything I can to be a real positive champion for our town. On the same day, I’m delighted that three Conservative councillors were elected in this area.  Cllr Mark Edwards was re-elected in St Margaret, and we also welcomed two new councillors: Janet Heenan in St Philip and Richard Hurley in Covingham & Nythe.  I look forward to workin...

Justin Tomlinson Delivers Maiden Speech

Justin Tomlinson Delivers Maiden Speech

Justin Tomlinson (North Swindon, Conservative) Maiden Speech 10/06/10Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for giving me this opportunity to make my maiden speech. Although we are not quite neighbouring MPs, we share an excellent motorway, the M4, which connects our two constituencies.I congratulate all those who have made some first-class maiden speeches today, two of which I shall highlight. My hon. Friend Tracey Crouch spoke passionately about her love of football-a love that I share but, the Hous...

Justin Tomlinson MP Pledges Action To Improve Local Carers Lives At Charity Event

Justin Tomlinson MP Pledges Action To Improve Local Carers Lives At Charity Event

Justin Tomlinson MP with Jane Gammage, Head of Lifecare atMacmillan Cancer Support and Denise Maule, a carer.Justin Tomlinson MP has met with carers in the House of Commons to better understand the lives of carers in North Swindon. The event was able to discuss the differing experiences with a number of unpaid carers and to find out what their lives are truly like, on a daily basis. The discussion included ways in which carers lives could be improved, through better support, recognition, and adv...

Swinden Advertiser Weekly Article

Swinden Advertiser Weekly Article

By the time you read this, I hope to have made my maiden speech in the House of Commons.  I’ll be talking about quality of life, and how it too often plays second fiddle as North Swindon expands at such eye-watering speed.  The high density of development and the lack of thoughtful planning is storing up problems for the future.  Lack of open space means there’s nowhere for kids to let off steam, leading to obesity and anti-social behaviour.  Lack of parking means pavements are being lost to car...