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Some published articles and blog posts from Tommy Sheppard MP

Debate on reductions to ESA and Universal Credit

Tommy contributes to the Backbench Debate on Reductions to Employment Support Allowance and Universal Credit (17th November 2016).

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Debate on Autumn Statement distributional analysis, Universal Credit and ESA

Tommy contributes to the Opposition Day Debate on Autumn Statement distributional analysis, universal credit and employment and support allowance (16th Nov 2016).

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Debate on House of Lords reform and the size of the House of Commons

Tommy contributes to the SNP Opposition Day Debate on House of Lords reform and the size of the House of Commons (19th October 2016)

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Debate on Citizen's Convention on Democracy

Tommy contributes to the Westminster Hall Debate on Citizen's Convention on Democracy (20th July 2016).

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Debate on the Renewal of Trident

Tommy contributes to the Debate on the renewal of trident (18th July 2016).

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Automatic Voter Registration Debate

Tommy contributes to the Westminster Hall Debate on automatic voter registration (29th June 2016).

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EU Referendum Debate

Tommy contributes to the Opposition Day Debate on the EU Referendum (15th June 2016).

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BBC White Paper Debate

BBC White Paper Debate

Tommy contributes to the Opposition Day Debate on the BBC White Paper (8th June 2016).

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Debate on Anti Corruption Summit

Tommy contributes to the Westminster Hall Debate on the Anti Corruption Summit (3rd May 2016).

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Trade Union Bill

Tommy contributes to the Debate on the Lord's amendments to the Trade Union Bill (27th April 2016).

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Local Government and Ethical Procurement

Tommy contributes to the Westminster Hall Debate on the Government's proposals to introduce updated guidelines on ethical procurement for local councils (15th March 2016).

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Tier 2 Visa Debate

Tommy contributes to the Westminster Hall Debate on the Government's plans to introduce a £35,000 earnings threshold on Tier 2 visas.

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Education Maintenance Grants

Tommy contributes to the Opposition Day Debate on the Government's plans to scrap Educational Maintenance Grants for students in England.

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Electoral Integrity and Absent Voters

Tommy sums up for the SNP at the Westminster Hall debate on Electoral integrity and absent voters.

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Debate on the Middle East and Syria

Tommy speaks on behalf of the SNP in the back bench debate on the Middle East (30th November 2015)

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Trade Union Bill 3rd Reading

Tommy contributes to the 3rd reading of the Trade Union Bill 3rd Reading debate (10th November 2015)

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Scotland Bill 3rd Reading

Tommy contributes to the 3rd Reading of the Scotland Bill Debate (9th November 2015)

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Committee Meeting - Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing

Tommy contributes to the committee considering the draft Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing (Protected Areas) Regulations 2015 (27th October 2015)

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English Votes for English Laws

Tommy contributes to the debate on English Votes for English Laws in the chamber (22nd October 2015)

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Individual Electoral Registration

 

Tommy contributes to the Individual Electoral Registration debate in Westminster Hall (20th October 2015)

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Tommy's Blog Articles

Tommy Sheppard
27 August 2017
Tommy's Blog

I had the great pleasure of giving the Thomas Muir lecture last week, which you can now watch thanks to the folks at Bella. In the end it came out a bit differently to the written version.

 

Tommy Sheppard
27 August 2017
My work for you in Edinburgh East
Tommy's Blog
My toughest job of the year (but one I love the most) - judging the Porty Sandcastle Competition! There were some phenomenal entries this year and with over 40 families taking part in that category I wish I could've given a top 10 rather than the usual first, second and third.Congrats to all who took part and to all the performers at the Beach Busk. Henry (the dog) and I had a great afternoon out....
Tommy Sheppard
26 August 2017
My work for you in Edinburgh East
Tommy's Blog
I was incredibly impressed by my visit to the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine in Edinburgh's Bioquarter. Hundreds of scientists from across the globe developing truly world leading research in stem cells and regeneration. Clinical treatment is at the forefront - developing treatments to some of Scotland's most challenging diseases including liver disease, MS and MND.And they have an excellent...
Tommy Sheppard
26 August 2017
My work for you in Edinburgh East
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Recently I met with Sarah and Harry from OneKind to discuss animal welfare in Scotland, a cause close to my heart at Westminster.

Tommy Sheppard
23 August 2017
My work for you in Edinburgh East
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Yesterday I met with Bob Hope, Chair of Trustees at FOTA (Friends of the Award). They do fantastic work supporting delivery of the Duke of Edinburgh Award across Edinburgh and the Lothians.The charity specialises in supporting young people with additional challenges in their lives whether that be a learning or physical disability, being a young carer, living in residential care or any other diffic...