Justin Tomlinson

Conservative MP for North Swindon

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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.

This is a random selection of Justin Tomlinson’s votes, where they voted similarly to their party.

Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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

Recent appearances

  • Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill 20 Sep 2021

    Although the temporary increase in universal credit has come to an end, surely the hon. Gentleman would welcome the permanent increases to the local housing allowance and the work allowance, the above-inflation increase to the national living wage and the changes to income tax thresholds. Does he welcome those?
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme 16 Sep 2021

    I refer to my response to PQN/21-22/2021/7311921- Access to Work aim for customers to be paid within 10 days of receipt of claims and all supporting evidence. Following postal delays during July and August, we are seeing payment clearance times returning to normal levels.
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses 16 Sep 2021

    Claims can be awarded under Special Rules for Terminal Illness (SRTI) across a range of DWP benefits. The information requested in relation to reviews of SRTI awards is not readily available across all of these benefits, and could only be provided at 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
  • Housing: Construction
  • Schools: Finance
  • Food: Labelling

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (4 Apr 2019 to 16 Sep 2021)
  • 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Oct 2021.

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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