Statement From Robert Buckland MP

“I have been working constantly for a smooth Brexit, rather than a crash out no deal at the end of the month. “I voted again for the Withdrawal Agremeent on Tuesday and after it was lost by a narrower margin, On Wednesday, I wanted to support the Government’s original motion ruling out a no deal Brexit on 29th March, together … Read More

Cllr Barbara Parry Wins Unanimous Support for County Lines

Last night at the Swindon Full Council meeting, Cllr Barbara Parry successfully gained unanimous support on her County Lines Motion to enable Swindon Borough Council and partners to increase and further improve the work to tackle criminal exploitation. Cllr Barbara Parry, “I am absolutely delighted with the level of support received and the shared passion to protect children, young people … Read More

Robert’s Weekly Article – 20th Feb 2019

Many of us here in Swindon will have relatives, friends or neighbours who work at Honda, or perhaps even work at the factory ourselves, so the news that the company will close its vehicle manufacturing plant in the town in 2021 is devastating and deeply disappointing in its timing. I am extremely concerned that many Honda employees learned the terrible … Read More

Justin’s Weekly Swindon Adver Article – 15th February 2019

Last year, I had the pleasure of meeting with Swindon resident Elaine Pickford and the Suzy Lamplugh Trust to discuss the important issue of passenger safety in taxis and private hire vehicles. I first became involved with the Trust after getting to know Elaine whose daughter Sian was murdered by taxi driver Christopher Halliwell. Elaine approached me to discuss her … Read More

Robert’s Weekly Column – Wednesday 12th February 2019

Drug crime has been with us for a long time, but in recent years we have seen organised gangs run what have become known as “County Lines” reaching out from cities such as London and Liverpool into communities including ours.  The Government and I are working hard to tackle this problem, so I was pleased to welcome the Home Secretary … Read More