Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson MP

MP For North Swindon

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Justin Meets Kingsdown School Headteacher

Justin Meets Kingsdown School Headteacher

Justin Tomlinson MP Received a fantastic welcome from Kingsdown School on his recent visit. Head teacher Emma Leigh-Bennett, who took over the school 4 years ago, discussed the tremendous effort from staff and students to get the school to where it is now. As well as receiving the good Ofsted rating the school now sits in the top 2% of improved schools in the country, and has been shortlisted for the best improved secondary school in 2021. The school is also using advanced technology to encourag...

Justin Supports Prostate Cancer Campaign On International Men's Day

Justin Supports Prostate Cancer Campaign On International Men's Day

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has called for incontinence bins to be made available in men’s toilets by signing a joint letter addressed to the Minister for Health and Secondary Care, to mark International Men’s Day 2023. International Men’s Day, taking place annually on 19th November, celebrates the positive contribution that men make to society and to raise awareness of issues related to men’s health and well-being. This week, the Dispose with Dignity campaign held an event in Parliament a...

Justin Attends Business West To Meet With Business Leaders

Justin Attends Business West To Meet With Business Leaders

Justin Tomlinson MP attended the business west breakfast at Swindon Town Football Club to meet local business leaders were in attendance to hear the latest quarterly report Business West is a not-for-profit company with 200 staff that works with local businesses to help make the South West an excellent place to live and work. They host meetings with Swindon business representatives where they receive updates from MPs as well as Swindon Borough Council on both national and local issues. Of partic...

Justin Joins Schools Minister For Tour Of Uplands And Brimble Schools

Justin Joins Schools Minister For Tour Of Uplands And Brimble Schools

North Swindon MP joined the new Schools Minister Damien Hinds for a tour of Brimble & Uplands schools. Both part of the Brunel Academies Trust, the schools provide education for young people with disabilities. Following the tour Justin and Damien meet with representatives from the Department of Education, including Director General of Regions Group John Edwards, SEND leaders, Swindon Borough Council, and local Trusts for a discussion about issues around SEND provision. Justin Tomlinson MP sa...

Swindon Advertiser Column - Education, Education, Education

Swindon Advertiser Column - Education, Education, Education

Education, Education, Education – no, not Tony Blair’s false promises, but the theme of my week, with seemingly most of my meetings and visits linking back to Education. Firstly, I was delighted to meet with Dr Anne Hunt, CEO of Council for Learning Outside the Classroom - a charity which seeks to maximise the opportunities for young people beyond the traditional classroom. Whether visiting places of interest, or interesting people / activities visiting the school. I am a passionate supporter ...

Justin Learns More About The Benefits Of Learning Outside The Classroom

Justin Learns More About The Benefits Of Learning Outside The Classroom

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson met with Council for Learning Outside the Classroom to understand more about the educational opportunities beyond the traditional class room. Justin met with Dr Anne Hunt, CEO of Council for Learning Outside the Classroom - a charity which provides support for teachers and educators to develop a culture of learning beyond the classroom. Dr Hunt outlined the two immediate opportunities that could make a significant contribution to addressing the widening inequali...

Justin Meets Commonweal Students To Discuss Global Access To Education

Justin Meets Commonweal Students To Discuss Global Access To Education

The plight of millions of young people around the world unable to access education was raised with North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson as pupils from Commonweal School visited Parliament. Justin met with Sadie and Sophie from Commonweal School to discuss the importance of access to education and the many children who are not able to attend school. According to the campaign, 262 million children and young people remain out of school and many that are in school are not learning. Sophie and Sadie spo...

Justin Joins Hundreds For Remembrance Sunday Service

Justin Joins Hundreds For Remembrance Sunday Service

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson joined hundreds of people paying their respects on Remembrance Sunday. Justin attended the service at the Swindon Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday and laid a wreath of poppies in honour of the men and women who gave their lives in the service of their country. Despite the rain, there was a very strong turnout with many veterans among the crowd. Justin Tomlinson said: “It was fantastic to see so many people brave the rain to take part in the remembrance service, it...

Justin Attends Remembrance Day Mural Unveiling

Justin Attends Remembrance Day Mural Unveiling

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson joined Stratton St Margaret branch of the Royal British Legion to see the unveiling of a new mural to commemorate those who lost their lives in conflict. The mural was painted by local artist Sarah Harris on the Stratton Royal British Legion Hall on St Phillips Road, and was unveiled as part of the Remembrance Day celebrations. The mural was made possible thanks to a £800 donation from Becky Hillier of Hillier Funeral Services to mark the businesses 100th annive...

Swindon Advertiser Column Kings Speech Sets Out Government Agenda

Swindon Advertiser Column Kings Speech Sets Out Government Agenda

This week saw the first official King’s Speech by King Charles III. As I mentioned in my article last week, the King’s Speech outlines the government’s agenda and legislation for the forthcoming Parliamentary session. Every King, or Queen’s, Speech is an important one. However, with the impact of the Covid pandemic and the war in Ukraine, we have faced, and continue to face, unprecedented challenges, as do nations across the globe. As such, this King’s Speech is one of the most important in the ...