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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2nd to 9th June 2020

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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: Personal Independence Payment 24 Sep 2020

    Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is claimed by people with a range of health conditions and disabilities, many of which are degenerative or life limiting and the Department treats the death of any claimant sympathetically. New Claims made under Special Rules for Terminal Illness (SRTI) are fast tracked and were being cleared in 4 working days on average in April 2020. This is compared to...
  • Women and Equalities: Disabled People: Covid-19 23 Sep 2020

    The Government are committed to supporting disabled people affected by the covid-19 outbreak. We continue to monitor the impact of covid-19 on disabled people using existing and new data sources.
  • Women and Equalities: Disabled People: Covid-19 23 Sep 2020

    That is a really important point. Through my work as the Minister for Disabled People and in conjunction with the Disability Unit, for which I am responsible, where stakeholders identify challenges around support for those who were shielding, we raise that with the relevant Minister. Obviously, shielding has come to an end, and that is kept under review. We must ensure that people feel safe,...

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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
  • Heart Diseases

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: 14 Sep 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)
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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