Tommy Sheppard

MP for Edinburgh East

How to get in touch

My constituency offices are closed but my team are working remotely in order to deal with casework.  The best way to get in touch is to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

The current situation with COVID-19 means that I am experiencing a high volume of emails. You will receive a response however this may take longer than usual and my team and I are prioritising those with a specific or urgent need.  

The following websites and helplines have the most up to date guidance and advice: 

NHS Inform: https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19

 Coronavirus General Helpline (If you don’t have symptoms and are looking for general information): 0800 028 2816

Elderly People Helpline (Age Scotland): 0800 12 44 222

Business Support Helpline (Scottish Government): 0300 303 0660

Mental Health Helpline (Breathing Space Scotland): 0800 83 85 87

Employers Helpline (Healthy Work Lives): 0800 019 2211

LGBT Health and Wellbeing Helping (LGBT Helpline Scotland): 0300 123 2523

Parents Helpline (Parentline Scotland): 0800 28 22 33

Housing Helpline (Shelter Scotland): 0808 800 4444

Domestic Abuse Helpline (Domestic Violence Helpline): 0800 027 1234

Rape Crisis Scotland: 08088 01 03 02

CAB Universal Credit helpline: 0800 023 2581 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for individuals and businesses in Scotland:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-individuals-and-businesses-in-scotland

Direct Support for Small Businesses - COVID-19
 

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Tommy Sheppard
26 March 2020
Tommys Blog
My constituency offices are closed but my team are working remotely in order to deal with casework.  The best way to get in touch is to email us at tommy.sheppard.mp@parliament.uk.  The current situation with COVID-19 means that I am experiencing a high volume of emails. You will receive a response however this may take longer than usual and my team and I are prioritising those with a sp...
Tommy Sheppard
18 March 2020
Tommys Blog

Time is running out for many of Edinburgh's small businesses. Today I've written to the Chancellor asking for additional emergency assistance for our hospitality sector through the COVID-19 epidemic.

 

Tommy Sheppard
02 March 2020
Tommys Blog
Media
 In Edinburgh in recent weeks, there have been a number of alarming incidents of racist violence. The only reason innocent people were attacked was the colour of their skin. Some victims have been subjects to months of abuse and intimidation. We know this because some of these incidents were reported to the police. What we do not know is how many are not reported....
Tommy Sheppard
31 January 2020
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Media
Dear fellow Europeans I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. The UK is leaving the European Union later tonight. I’ve resisted it every step of the way but now it is really happening. Please know that this is not what the people who live in this great city want. Boris Johnson does not act in our name. We are being dragged out of Europe against our will. And we are determined that this will not be the end of the...
Tommy Sheppard
29 January 2020
Tommys Blog
With everything that goes on at Westminster it can be very easy to get caught up in the day to day minutiae of debates and votes. Sometimes we need a reminder of the bigger picture. I got that last week when I met with one of my constituents, Gica, who spent time volunteering in Samos last year.Gica volunteered with refugees and the situation she described is appalling. And worsening. The refugee ...