Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

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Swindon Advertiser Column - Local Disabilities Charities Continue To Shape Government Policy

Swindon Advertiser Column - Local Disabilities Charities Continue To Shape Government Policy

As Minister for Disabled People, one of my proudest achievements was leading on the Government’s National Disability Strategy - a cross-government effort to transform disabled people’s everyday lives. Building on the National Disability Strategy, the Government launched its Disability Action Plan earlier this week. This initiative is part of the Government’s long-term plan to help disabled people fulfil their potential whilst ensuring that nothing holds them back. Over 1,300 disabled people, the...

Justin Backs Lobular Breast Cancer Project

Justin Backs Lobular Breast Cancer Project

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has pledged his support to a proposed research project into lobular breast cancer. Lobular Breast cancer is the second most common breast cancer, and is more common than ovarian, skin kidney, brain, liver or pancreatic cancer. 1,000 people a day globally are diagnosed with lobular breast cancer is a disease that rarely shows on a mammogram. Currently it does not have its own specific treatment, despite being known since the mid 1970’s to act very differently to ...

Justin Welcomes Conservative Government’s NHS Dental Recovery Plan To Boost Access To NHS Dentistry

Justin Welcomes Conservative Government’s NHS Dental Recovery Plan To Boost Access To NHS Dentistry

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the launch of the Conservative Government’s NHS Dental Recovery Plan, as part of its long-term plan to improve access to NHS dentistry and deliver on the Prime Minister’s commitment to cut waiting lists. Backed by £200 million of new Government funding, the plan sets out a package of measures to deliver 2.5 million additional NHS dental appointments over the next 12 months, ensuring they are where they needed most, and expanding preventative care fo...

Justin Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

Justin Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson joined MPs from across Westminster to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week. The week celebrates the high-quality opportunities that are now available across the country through apprenticeships. In fact, over 5.7 million people have started an apprenticeship since 2010 – with 700 different apprenticeship routes created in nearly 70% occupations – including law, accountancy and ever space engineering. In Swindon, there have been a staggering 21,480 new apprentic...

Justin Meets The APPG On Financial Education For Young People

Justin Meets The APPG On Financial Education For Young People

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson continued his work to promote financial education for young people at the recent AGM of the All-Party Parliamentary Group fon Financial Education for Young People. Justin has championed financial education for young people throughout his Parliamentary career and was one on the original members of the APPG when it was launched in 2011 and served as chairman. The APPG aims to support schools in the delivery of financial education and ensure young people are equipp...

Justin Praises Swindon Charities In Parliament

Justin Praises Swindon Charities In Parliament

Justin Tomlinson MP has praised the work of local disability campaigners Mums On A Mission (MOAM) and Benjamin’s Smile in Parliament for their continued work to improve accessibility in local parks. Justin has supported their efforts and wrote to both the Department for Housing, Communities & Local Government to ensure accessible play equipment was included in every new play park, as well as every Parish Council in Swindon to ask that they include accessible equipment as part of future refur...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Delighted To Host Special Coffee Morning At The Community Office

Swindon Advertiser Column - Delighted To Host Special Coffee Morning At The Community Office

One of my ongoing commitments as an MP is to support our fantastic local charities and voluntary organisations. Having helped raised over £250,000 for local charities and organisations since I became an MP in 2010, I was determined to do more by way of support. That’s why in 2015 I opened and launched the first ever MP’s Community Office at the Orbital. I continue to be the first and only MP in the country that allows charities & local voluntary groups to use their office for free. It also p...

Justin And Robert Visit New £31 Million A&E At GWH

Justin And Robert Visit New £31 Million A&E At GWH

Local MPs Justin Tomlinson & Robert Buckland have visited the site of the new £31 million Emergency Department at the Great Western Hospital which is currently under construction. This project represents the biggest single ever investment into the Hospital to date - £26 million of which has been provided by the Government, and £5.4 million provided by the Trust. The expansion of the Emergency Department comes in addition to the new Urgent Treatment Centre and the new Radiotherapy Centre. The...

Patients To Benefit From Pharmacy Changes

Patients To Benefit From Pharmacy Changes

Patients in England will be able to get treatment for seven common conditions at their high street pharmacy from today without needing to see a GP, as part of a major transformation in the way the NHS delivers care. More than nine in ten community pharmacies in England – 10,265 in total – will be offering the ground-breaking initiative, with the health service making it easier and more convenient for people to access care. Highly trained pharmacists will be able to assess and treat patients for ...

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...