IMH Withdrawal from Swindon – Statements from Justin Tomlinson MP and Robert Buckland QC MP

Justin Tomlinson MP has issued the following statement Since IMH’s involvement with our local surgeries I have relentlessly raised concerns on behalf of local residents to senior clinicians, the CCG & the CQC. Today the CCG have issued the following statement: ****** STATEMENT FROM SWINDON NHS CCG Following lengthy discussions, and in light of ongoing challenges, Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group … Read More

Robert’s Weekly Column – 31st May 2019

Last week I had the pleasure of once again visiting one of our excellent primary schools  in South Swindon – Holy Family School. It’s always a privilege to visit all of the schools in my area, where I discuss my role as a Member of Parliament amongst other things. This time, Year Five and I had a lengthy question and … Read More

Under the Conservatives, the UK Smashes yet another Coal Free Record Title

Key facts: We have exceeded the eight-day record set earlier this month for the number of successive hours gone without using coal to generate power. This year we’ve already reached the major milestone of 1,000 hours without using coal to power our homes and industry. This goes alongside our steps to tackle climate change. Last year renewables generated a record … Read More

Robert’s Weekly Column – 23rd May 2019

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Swindon Powertrain, an excellent company with specialist engineering expertise, which amongst other things specialises in electric conversions. Their latest project has seen them take the Classic Mini car and convert in to an electric battery-powered vehicle.  They stripped out the original engine and fuel system and replaced it with an electric motor, … Read More

Robert’s Weekly Column – 16th May 2019

Like many of us here in town, I am frustrated and concerned following the announcement made by Honda this week, confirming that the Swindon plant will close in 2021. I firmly believe that Honda has made the wrong decision because the quality of the product and the quality of the workforce we have in Swindon is world-beating. Honda is a … Read More

A thank you to the residents of Swindon.

The Conservative Group retain control of Swindon Borough Council with a majority of 5 and we are immensely grateful for the vote of confidence from Swindon residents. The results not only indicate widespread support but also that Swindon is aspirational and forward looking! We will deliver even more for Swindon.