CDG Accessible Politics: Q&A With Justin Tomlinson MP, Minister for Disabled People, Health & Work

Date
Thursday, 24th September 2020
Time
7.00pm - 8.00pm

Justin Tomlinson MP will answer questions from the members of the CDG in his role as the Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, in this virtual event. The event will be Chaired by the CDG's Policy Lead, Michelle Lowe. Justin Tomlinson was appointed as a Minister of State at the Department for Work and Pensions on 4 April 2019. He was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions from July 2018 to April 2019.

He served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Disabled People from May 2015 until July 2016. He was previously the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Ed Vaizey MP.

Education

Justin graduated with a business degree from Oxford Brookes University.

Political career

Justin was previously the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Ed Vaizey MP. Before being elected to Parliament, Justin served as a councillor in North Swindon for 10 years. He served 4 years in the council’s cabinet as the lead member for culture, leisure and recreation.

Career outside politics

Justin owned a local marketing business in Swindon for 10 years which he sold when he was elected an MP.

Minister of State (Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work)

The minister’s responsibilities include:

  • responsibility for the departmental strategy on disability and disability employment
  • cross-government responsibility for disabled people
  • Employment and Support Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Disability Living Allowance and elements of Universal Credit that relate to disabled people, including severe disability premium
  • EU Exit oversight
  • work and health strategy including sponsorship of the joint Department for Work and Pensions and Department for Health and Social Care Work and Health Unit
  • disability benefit reform
  • devolution framework
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Motability and arms-length compensation schemes

To Register for this event please register via the contact section of the CDG website.