Justin’s Weekly Swindon Adver Article – 17th August 2018

We have seen lots of eye-rolling and frustration from Jeremy Corbyn this week as he has had to (rightly) face some pretty straightforward questions from the press. Photographs from a wreath-laying ceremony in 2014 have emerged which Corbyn has claimed were solely to commemorate those killed in a 1985 Israeli air strike. However, the photos have showed two, distinct moments … Read More

Robert’s Weekly Column – 23rd August 2018

Here in Swindon, we have a higher than average number of digital businesses, so it is essential that we train, nurture and supply a pipeline of talent that can help this important part of the local economy to prosper. This week, Education Secretary, Nick Gibb, will set out plans to put technology at the heart of education, which is especially … Read More

Justin’s Weekly Swindon Adver Article – 10th August 2018

New figures released this week have shown that there are now around 5,000 fewer workless households in Swindon than there were in 2010 and almost one million fewer nationally. I have seen from my casework and my regular visits to the Swindon Job Centre how the move from being unemployed to going into work has turned around the lives of … Read More

Robert’s Weekly Column – Wednesday 8th August 2018

I have written previously about my work as Solicitor General in assessing and challenging cases where Unduly Lenient Sentences have been passed.   We have recently expanded the scheme to cover more terrorism offences and are now looking at other areas too.  Use of the Internet by offenders who view or share indecent images of youngsters is just as insidious as … Read More

Knife Wielding Ex Who Attempted To Stab Young Mum Has Sentence Increased Following Solicitor General, Robert Buckland MP’s Referral

A man who broke into the home of his ex-girlfriend and threatened her with a knife will spend longer in prison after the Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC MP, referred his sentence to the Court of Appeal for being too low. Matthew White, 31, carried out an extensive campaign of harassment and threats against his ex-partner following their breakup in … Read More

Robert Buckland MP Presents Local ‘Health and Care Heroes’ with NHS70 Certificates

South Swindon MP, Robert Buckland, visited staff at Great Western Hospital yesterday and presented NHS70 Parliamentary Certificates to those he nominated for national awards. Robert Buckland is one of the many MPs across England to nominate NHS staff he believes have made a major difference to local health and care services in the local area. Robert explained: “Over the past … Read More