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Meet Justin Tomlinson MP- New Minister For Disabled People

Date: 12/5/2015
Summary: The prime minister has announced that the new minister for disabled people is Justin Tomlinson, Conservative MP for North Swindon. Tomlinson has a strong anti-benefits and anti-human rights background.

Tomlinson has replaced Mark Harper, who is now the Conservative chief whip.

Tomlinson is a former national chairman of Conservative Future, the youth wing of the Conservative party and has been an MP since 2010.

He is a party loyalist, with a strong record of voting against the interests of sick and disabled claimants.

According to They work For You, Tomlinson:

Tomlinson also voted in favour of repealing the Human Rights Act.

His responsibilities a minister for disabled people include:

Tomlinson has some interest in health issues, but does not seem to have shown any great interest in disability issues during his time as an MP.

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