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Swindon MPs Welcome Chancellor’s Bold, New Winter Economy Plan

Swindon MPs Robert Buckland and Justin Tomlinson have welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement today of a Winter Economy Plan.

The plan is the next phase of the government’s planned economic response to Coronavirus, following the Prime Minister’s address to the nation.

Robert's Weekly Column - 16th September

Free and accessible testing is a cornerstone of the new NHS Test and Trace service, which is working to stop the spread of coronavirus in local communities like ours and to support the lifting of restrictions so people can see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their fe

Robert's Weekly Column - 9th September 2020

Since first being elected in 2010, over 10,000 people in our town have started an apprenticeship and I am determined that the despite the economic cost of Covid-19, our bright young people are given the opportunities they deserve and the chance to succeed.

Robert's Weekly Column - 2nd September 2020

Parliament returned this week from summer recess, during which I spent meeting local residents to discuss issues ranging from parking to noise pollution to crime & anti-social behaviour. I also hosted a number of virtual surgeries and a socially-distanced advice surgery in Lydiard Park.

Robert's Weekly Column - 26th August 2020

Swindon railway station is an historic and vital part of our town, so I was very pleased that Signal Point will now receive the renovation works it needs as part of our town’s regeneration strategy, thanks to Network Rail regaining control of the building.

Robert's Weekly Column - 19th August 2020

This time of year is always nerve-wracking for A level and GSCE students, but in this Covid-hit year of 2020,  the process was always going to be a particularly tough one.

Robert's Weekly Column - 12th August 2020

This Saturday as we mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day it is important we remember all those who served in the Far East and ultimately brought an end to the Second World War.

Robert's Weekly Column - 5th August 2020

Our NHS has been our front line over the past few months, so it is really great news for our town that building work has now begun on the Radiotherapy Unit on the Great Western Hospital site.