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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Justin Tomlinson has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 13 Jun 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Housing 18 Jul 2018

    Universal Credit claimants are entitled to support for housing costs as long as they can prove they have a commercial liability to pay rent for the accommodation that they live in and meet all other conditions of entitlement. Claimants will usually evidence their housing costs with a tenancy agreement, but we can consider other forms of evidence such as a letter from the landlord or a rent...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Junior Ministers 18 Jul 2018

    The Minister for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance has responsibility for Housing Benefit (including Local Housing Allowance rates), the housing element of Universal Credit, Support for Mortgage Interest and Discretionary Housing Payments. He also works alongside the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government on supported housing and temporary accommodation. The...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Funerals: Costs 18 Jul 2018

    The Department for Work and Pensions does not produce estimates for the average cost of a funeral. The average Funeral Expenses Payment (FEP) made in each year is published in the Social Fund Annual Report. Table 1 below provides the average FEP made in each year since 2003/04. Figures are rounded to the nearest £1. Table 1: Average FEP award, 2003/04 – 2017/18 Year...

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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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