Justin Tomlinson

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

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North Swindon Conservative

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

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Last updated: 13 Jun 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Funeral Payments 19 Jul 2018

    The Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payments provides a significant contribution towards funeral costs, covering burials, cremations and £700 towards coffins, flowers and other costs. It continues to meet the necessary costs of a cremation or burial for claimants on certain income based benefits or tax credits. Average payments have increased year-on-year to meet these necessary costs, by...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance 19 Jul 2018

    The introduction of fees and on-going collection charges are designed to act as an incentive for parents to pause and consider the different options available to them for a child maintenance arrangement, rather than applying to the statutory Child Maintenance Service ‘by default’. Charges make a small contribution to a service that is heavily subsidised by the taxpayer. Receipts...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit 19 Jul 2018

    In certain circumstances, Universal Credit allows for temporary absence of children, up to 6 months of continuous absence, before an award is affected. This includes absences where the child is in residential care or schooling. It would not be possible to provide the information requested without incurring disproportionate cost.

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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
  • Schools: Finance
  • Housing: Construction
  • Schools: Sports

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (since 9 Jul 2018)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (since 4 Jun 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 Bills (Joint Committee) (6 Dec 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jul 2018.

9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my partner, Kate Bennett, as Constituency Officer Manager. (Registered 08 July 2016)

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