MPs: Justin Tomlinson MP; Robert Buckland MP; William of Dartmouth MEP;

North Swindon (House of Commons)

Mr Justin Tomlinson MP (Conservative)

Surgery: Swindon Conservative MPs Constituency Office
1 Milton Road

Surgery Tel: 01793 533393

MP Since - 2010 Majority - 7,060 Born - 05/1/1976. Married (Halina).
Education - Harry Cheshire High School, Kidderminster. Oxford Brookes University (BA Business and Marketing).

Previous Occupation - Worked for First Leisure (1999-2000). Ran his own company called TB Marketing (2000-10).

Personal Overview - An experienced local campaigner, who turned success at a Local Government level into parliamentary representation. He has a career background running a local marketing company in Swindon, which has specialised in providing printing, marketing advice as well as websites. He has been a Councillor locally for a number of years where his roles have included Lead Member for Cultural Services, Recreation and Leisure (2005-2010). Within local Conservative politics, in his role of North Swindon Conservative Campaign Co-ordinator he was successful in co-ordinating local election campaigns.

Political History - Councillor, Swindon Borough Council (Abbey Meads) (2000-). North Swindon Conservative Deputy Chairman (2001-04). Chairman of National Conservative Future (Young Conservatives) (2002-03). General Election candidate for Swindon North (2005). MP Swindon North (2010-). Member of the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills (2010-). Member of the Public Accounts Select Committee (2012-).

Characteristics - Has played football informally at the local Link Centre.

Business Tel: 020 7219 3000


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Interests: Marketing,Health

Commitee membership
  • Consolidation Bills: Joint Committee (Member)
  • Public Accounts Committee (Member)
  • Betting and Gaming Group (Member)
  • Financial Education for Young People Group (Chairman)
  • Football Group (Member)
  • Global Education for All Group (Member)
  • All-Party Parliamentary Group for Global Uncertainties (Member)
  • Heart Disease Group (Vice Chairman)
  • Leisure Group (Member)
  • Libraries Group (Chairman)
  • Micro Businesses Group (Member)
  • Motorcycle Speedway Group (Vice Chairman)
  • Retail Group (Chairman)
  • School Food Group (Member)
  • Thalidomide and other Harmful Drugs prescribed during Pregnancy Group (Member)
  • Town Centres Group (Vice Chairman)
  • Vascular Disease Group (Member)
  • Video Games Group (Chairman)
  • British-South Pacific Group (Member)


South Swindon (House of Commons)

Mr Robert Buckland MP (Conservative)

Surgery: 1 Milton Road

Surgery Tel: 01793 533393

MP Since - 2010 Majority - 3,544 Born - 1968, Llanelli, Married (Sian), 2 children (twins - Millicent and George).
Education - Old Road County Primary School, Llanelli, St Michael's School, Bryn, Hatfield College, Durham University (BA Hons Law), Inns of Court School of Law.
Previous Occupation - Barrister (criminal law). Called to Bar, Inner Temple (1991). Member, Iscoed Chambers, Swansea (1992-99), 30 Park Place Chambers, Cardiff (1999-2007), Apex Chambers, Cardiff (2007-). Recorder, Midland Circuit (2009-10).

Personal Overview - His professional background as a barrister is likely to place him well for his new Parliamentary duties as an MP. He has extensive political campaigning experience and some as an elected representative having served a term as a Dyfed County Councillor. His 2005 campaign for his present seat successfully cut away 6,000 votes out of the previous Labour majority of 7,300, though he did have the advantage of not facing an incumbent MP in the wake of Julia Drown's decision to stand down following her disillusionment over the anemic role of the modern Commons backbencher. He has a wide range of political interests across the major themes of current political discourse, his only potential friction with the mainstream of the Conservative Parliamentary Party is with his pro-European stance.

Political History - Parliamentary Agent, Llanelli Conservatives (1987), Chairman, Llanelli Conservative Association (1993-96), Chairman, South West Wales Conservatives (1998-2000), Dyfed County Councillor (1993-96), European Parliament Candidate, South West Wales (1994), Wales Region (1999), Parliamentary Candidate, Islwyn by-election (1995), Preseli Pembrokeshire (1997), Swindon South (2005), Member for Swindon South (2010-). Member of the Justice Select Committee (2010-13). Member of the Statutory Instruments Select Committee (2010-). Member of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (2010-). Member of the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills (2010-). Member of the Standards & Privileges Select Committee (2012-13). Member of the Standards Committee (2013-). Member of the Privileges Committee (2013-). Member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights (2013-).

Characteristics - Cricket fan - Glamorgan and England. Rugby Union - Llanelli Scarlets RFC. Political groupings - Member of the Tory Reform Group, Conservative Group for Europe, and the Foreign Affairs Forum. Governor, The Ridgeway School, Wroughton.

Business Tel: 020 7219 7168


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Interests: Health

Commitee membership
  • Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (Member)
  • Consolidation Bills: Joint Committee (Member)
  • Privileges Committee (Member)
  • Statutory Instruments Committee (Member)
  • Human Rights Committee (Member)
  • Standards Committee (Member)
  • Archives and History Group (Member)
  • Autism Group (Chairman)
  • Cannabis and Children Group (Vice Chairman)
  • Child Abduction Group (Member)
  • Complex Needs and Dual Diagnosis Group (Member)
  • Dance Group (Member)
  • Disability Group (Member)
  • Down's Syndrome Group (Member)
  • Education Governance and Leadership Group (Member)
  • European Union Group (Chairman)
  • Female Genital Mutilation Group (Member)
  • Gurkha Welfare Group (Vice Chairman)
  • Hazara Group (Member)
  • Heritage Rail Group (Vice Chairman)
  • Housing Group (Member)
  • Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Group (Member)
  • Huntington's Disease Group (Member)
  • Learning Disability Group (Member)
  • Legal and Constitutional Affairs Group (Member)
  • Libraries Group (Member)
  • Mobile Homes Group (Member)
  • Motorcycle Speedway Group (Member)
  • Pro-Bono Work Group (Member)
  • Queen's Diamond Jubilee Group (Member)
  • Speech and Language Difficulties Group (Member)
  • Stalking and Harassment Group (Vice Chairman)
  • Thalidomide and other Harmful Drugs prescribed during Pregnancy Group (Member)
  • Poland Group (Member)


South West (European Parliament)

Earl William of Dartmouth MEP (UK Independence)

MEP Since - 2009 Born - 23/09/49. 10th Earl of Dartmouth.
Education - Eton. Christchurch College, Oxford. Harvard Business School.
Previous Occupation - Chartered Accountant, working in the United Arab Emirates (1975-77). Worked in the US for 6 years before returning to work in the UK in 1983 in finance, property and communications. Director, Hanson Transport. Chairman and Founder of Kirklees Cable.

Personal Overview - Former Conservative Peer who defected to the UK Independence party successfully gained election to the European Parliament at the 2009 elections. From a background in accountancy, he has worked in several countries, including the United Arab Emirates and US. A former Hereditary Peer, he lost his seat in the House of Lords in November 1999 in the Lords reforms of that year. Having reinvented himself as a UK Independence member he has the opportunity to use his accountancy skills to highlight any financial issues within the EU.

Political History - General Election candidate (Conservative) for Leigh (February 1974), Stockport South (October 1974). Succeeded his father to became a member of the House of Lords (1997-99). European Parliament candidate (1999). Joined the UK Independence Party (2007). Current prospective parliamentary candidate for Exeter. MEP South West Region (2009-). Member of the Committee on International Trade (2009-). Substitute member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

Other Information - At Oxford he was elected Secretary of the Oxford Union.
Intergroups - N/a.

Business Tel: 32(0)2 28 49735


Interests: Business & Finance

Commitee membership
  • Foreign Affairs (Substitute)
  • International Trade (Member)


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