MPs: Justin Tomlinson MP; Robert Buckland MP; Molly Scott Cato 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 - 22/09/1968 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. After serving for several years on a number of Select Committees he was rewarded with his first ministerial appointment at the 2014 reshuffle.

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 (2010-14). Member of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (2010-14). 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-). Member of the Justice Select Committee (2014-). Solicitor General (2014-).

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


My blog

Interests: Health

Commitee membership
  • Consolidation Bills: Joint Committee (Member)
  • Justice Committee (Member)
  • Privileges 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)

Dr Molly Scott Cato MEP (Green)

MEP Since - 2014. Born - 1963. 3 Children.
Education - Bath High School. Oxford University, MA Politics, Philosophy and Economics. University of Wales, Aberystwyth, PhD in Economics. The Open University, MSc in Advanced Social Research Methods.
Previous Occupation - Director of Wales Institute for Research into Co-operatives. Reader in Green Economics at the Cardiff School of Management (2008-12). Professor of Strategy and Sustainability in the Business School, University of Roehampton (2012-14).

Personal Overview - From an academic background, her main focus has been on the 'Green Economy' and associated issues of trade, work, money and cooperatives with an objective of replacing capitalism with an economic system which is benign for people and the planet. Although working in London at the University of Roehampton prior to her election, she is originally from Bath and has lived in Stroud where she has been a District Councillor and active in the Green Party for over 20 years. In the local area she has also been active as a member of the core group of 'Transition Stroud', a group working on the transition to a locally based low carbon lifestyle, where she has co-ordinated its Lifestyles and Livelihoods working group. She is likely to favour a more locally orientated economy, where CO2 emissions are reduced with less goods being transported long distances, promoting local employment and supporting activities such as Farmers' markets. She has also been commissioned to produce research which has included a report for the Association of Green Councillors on the subject of Using Best Value to Encourage Green Procurement in Local Authorities.

Political History - Joined the Green Party (1988). She has been Co-Chair of the Green Party Regional Council and served on the Green Party Executive as Campaigns Co-ordinator. Green Party General Election candidate for Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency (1997 and 2005). European Election candidate, twice in Wales, South West Region (2009). Councillor, Stroud District Council (2011-). Green Group Leader (2012-14). Has been a Spokesperson for the Green Party on Economics. MEP South West Region (2014-). Member of the Delegation for relations with Mercosur (2014-). Member of the Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (2014-). Substitute member of the Delegation for relations with the Federative Republic of Brazil (2014-). Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (2014-). Substitute member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (2014-).

Other Information - Has been a member of the core group of Stroud Community Agriculture and a Director of Stroud Common Wealth. Author of a book, Market, Schmarket.

Intergroups - N/a.

Business Tel: +32(0)2 28 45737


Interests: Environment,Agriculture,General Trade & Industry,Climate Change,Education & Training,Uk Economy,Employment

Commitee membership
  • Agriculture & Rural Development (Substitute)
  • Economic & Monetary Affairs (Member)


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