|Minister of State for Disabled People|
8 May 2015
|Prime Minister||David Cameron|
|Preceded by||Mark Harper|
|Member of Parliament
for North Swindon
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Michael Wills|
|Born||5 November 1976|
|Alma mater||Oxford Brookes|
Justin Paul Tomlinson (born 5 November 1976) is a Conservative MP for North Swindon. He was originally a Conservative Councillor on Swindon Borough Council, being elected in 2000. He is the current Member of Parliament for Swindon North. He was appointed the position of Minister against Disabled People following the 2015 general election victory of the Conservative Party.
Tomlinson was educated at the Harry Cheshire High School (since renamed Baxter College), a state comprehensive school in Kidderminster, Worcestershire in the West Midlands England, followed by Oxford Brookes University in the city of Oxford in Oxfordshire, where he became Chairman of its Conservative Student Branch from 1995–99. He was National Chairman of Conservative Future between 2002 and 2003, the youth-wing of the Conservative Party.
Tomlinson stood in the 2005 general election, but lost to Labour MP Michael Wills by 2,571 votes. He won the seat from Labour in the 2010 general election, defeating Labour candidate Victor Agarwall by 7,060 votes. In total, Tomlinson received 22,408 votes (44.6% of the vote), with a swing of 10.1% from Labour to the conservatives.
Tomlison sat on the Public Accounts Committee between 2012 and 2014.
He reported fellow MP Sadiq Khan to the police in 2014 after Khan was photographed apparently driving whilst using a mobile phone. Tomlinson said "those who make the laws should certainly not be above them".
Tomlinson was given the role of Minister for Disabled People in May 2015.
Tomlinson has voted against protecting disability benefits for children and cancer patients and also for the Bedroom tax. Mr Tomlinson has a record of voting against provisions that would see more support directed to the disabled and sick.
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- Chapman, James (13 May 2015). "Cameron keeps his enemies closer with a slew of top jobs: MPs who rebelled in the past are made ministers in new government". Retrieved 13 May 2015.
- Love at first sight brings MP Justin together with Jo Published by: Swindon Link. Retrieved: 11 January 2012
- North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson weds in Parliament Published by: Swindon Link. Retrieved: 6 January 2013
- Official website
- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
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