Justin Tomlinson

The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Conservative MP for North Swindon

@JTomlinsonMP https://facebook.com/justintomlinsonofficial

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Justin Tomlinson’s voting in Parliament

Justin Tomlinson is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Justin Tomlinson sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Justin Tomlinson voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Justin Tomlinson’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Justin Tomlinson’s full vote analysis page for more.

Justin Tomlinson has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Chemicals: Health Hazards 23 Jul 2020

    When deciding whether to prescribe new diseases under the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit Scheme Minsters are guided by the recommendations of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (“IIAC”). IIAC are independent of government, Following the recommendation of the Environmental Audit Committee IIAC launched an investigation into the cancers likely to be suffered by fire...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Unemployed People: Mental Health Services 23 Jul 2020

    A range of mental health support is available. We have delivered mental health training to all work coaches to support claimants with mental health conditions. The Department has developed an enhanced mental health training programme, which has been delivered to all work coaches and managers. Work Coaches will tailor the support to the needs of the individual and work closely with local...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability 23 Jul 2020

    Recognising the challenges Covid-19 may present, DWP has introduced a number of measures to support disabled people whether they are working from home, or returning to work at their workplaces. The Access to Work offers disabled people practical in-work support above the level of statutory reasonable adjustments, including a discretionary grant of up to £60,700 per year. The scheme’s new...

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Conservative MP for North Swindon

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Justin Tomlinson campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Education
  • Education
  • Home Department
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Department for Transport
  • Human Trafficking
  • Financial Services: Education
  • Housing: Construction
  • Schools: Finance
  • Income Tax

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (since 4 Apr 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (9 Jul 2018 to 4 Apr 2019)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (4 Jun 2018 to 26 Nov 2018)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People) (8 May 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (12 Nov 2012 to 8 Sep 2014)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (6 Dec 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Datalibrium Ltd
Address of donor: Basepoint Business Centre, Rivermead Drive, Westlea, Swindon SN5 7EX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 towards my General Election campaign costs

Donor status: company, registration 05909479

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Jez Webb
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 towards my General Election costs

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Royal Automobile Club Motors Association Ltd (trading as Motorsports UK)
Address of donor: Motor Sports House, Riverside Park, Colnbrook SL3 0HG

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets and hospitality for the Grand Prix at Silverstone, with a total value of £1,220 (£610 per person)

Date received: 14 July 2019

Date accepted: 14 July 2019

Donor status: company, registration 1344829

(Registered 15 July 2019)
8. Miscellaneous
From 1 February 2020, member of the Town Board for Swindon. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 04 February 2020)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Kate Tomlinson, as Constituency Officer Manager. (Registered 08 July 2016; updated 16 July 2019)

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