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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.
The Department has announced it will be bringing forward a Green Paper on health and disability support, considering issues that disabled people have told us that they want to see addressed. We will update the house in due course.
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We spend over £55 billion a year on benefits to support disabled people and people with health conditions – up nearly £10 billion since 2010 and more than ever before. The Department has announced it will be bringing forward a Green Paper on health and disability support, considering issues that disabled people have told us that they want to see addressed. This will explore a wide range...
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Conservative MP for North Swindon
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Justin Tomlinson campaigned to leave the European Union
- Department for Education
- Home Department
- 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: 12 Oct 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
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
Donor status: individual
(Registered 10 January 2020)
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
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