GENERAL ELECTION 2017: Conservative Justin Tomlinson wants a stronger future for Swindon

Minister Justin Tomlinson talks to residents Jamie Herbert (l) and Rebecca Oliver (r) during a visit to Leonard Cheshire Disability care home in Cheltenham. 17/06/2016 Photo by Simon Galloway

Justin Tomlinson who has been the MP for North Swindon since 2010, is standing for re-election on Thursday 8th June. 

He said, “For the last seven years, I have been a highly visible and approachable fellow resident who has been voted the 3rd most helpful MP in Parliament. I have one of the highest voting and speaking records in Parliament and am proud to be supported by residents of all political persuasions. 

“In Swindon, the Conservative government is building a stronger future. Since 2010, 91,136 people in Swindon have received an income tax cut. We have seen strong business growth and £169 million of government investment locally. This has contributed to a staggering fall in unemployment of 57% with 10,600 more people in work.

“With my friend and colleague Robert Buckland, I have campaigned for extra funding for Swindon’s schools which has seen an average increase of £257 per pupil and a further £4.3 million through the fairer funding formula. Over the last year we have also seen an extra £8.8 million spent in local schools through the Pupil Premium and have secured four brand new schools for Swindon, delivering vital new school places.

“We have worked to secure additional investment for NHS, resulting in a 50% increase in funding for Swindon to £127 million over five years, as well as lobbied to ensure that Swindon will receive a new dedicated Radiotherapy Unit at the GWH.

“It has been an honour to represent my home town for the last seven years. I have shown I have the energy, enthusiasm and determination to make a difference. I hope that residents will give me the chance to carry on the hard work.”