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Michael Tomlinson: reforming the role of Magistrates

More than 4,000 defendants each year are sent to the Crown Court for sentencing when they could be dealt with in the magistrates’ court, costing valuable money and time Justice Minister Damian Green said today.  

Michael Tomlinson welcomes fall in the number of people claiming the main unemployment benefit

Michael Tomlinson has today welcomed new statistics that show the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance – the main unemployment benefit – has fallen by 1,900 in the South West. Welcoming the figures, Michael Tomlinson, the Prospective MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole said: ‘It’s great news that the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance is falling in the South West. ‘British business is rising to the challenge of creating jobs and we’re determined to ensure that all hardworking people benefit from the recovery. There is always more to do, but these figures are encouraging.’   

PACT meeting - Upton

Michael Tomlinson attended the Police and Community Together Meeting in Upton.

Wareham Public Toilets

Michael Tomlinson talks to Councillor Nicola Wiggins about the public toilets in Wareham.

Himalayan Balsam Working Party

Michael Tomlinson joined Cannon Hill Friends and the Forestry Commission pulling Himalayan Balsam along Uddens Water.

Fall in unemployment benefit claimants

Michael Tomlinson has today welcomed new statistics that show the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance – the main unemployment benefit – has fallen by 1,700 in the South West.