I try to get back to Edinburgh most weekends and am using the time at home to get to know the constituency. I am meeting people in organisations, community groups, businesses, social services and agencies around Edinburgh East. I aim to be approachable and accessible to constituents so that I get a feel for what’s going on and what the issues are, and to ensure people feel they can approach me about anything I might be able to help with.

Helping constituents

From the moment I was elected, casework from constituents in need has come in by the widest range of means – social media, email, mail, telephone, in person and referred by the previous MP. We're anticipating that under the Tories the welfare and immigration cases will become more numerous and I have two caseworkers in the team, assisting me to help you. 

Broadly speaking I’m generally in Westminster during the week and in Edinburgh at weekends. We've set up a series of surgeries across the constituency. However you can always contact my office directly and my caseworkers will be able to help. 

 

1st Friday of every month - LOCHEND

1pm-2pm

Restalrig Lochend Community Hub: 98 Restalrig Road

NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE FOR JANUARY to Piershill Library

 

1st Friday of every month - CRAIGMILLAR

5pm-6pm

Office Hub: 18 Niddrie Mains Road, Craigmillar

 

3rd Friday of every month - CENTRAL (Not March or August)

5pm-6pm

Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Street

 

3rd Saturday of every month - PORTOBELLO (Not March)

11am-12pm

Portobello Library: 14 Rosefield Ave

 

My Work For You in Edinburgh East

Tommy Sheppard
04 February 2018
My work for you in Edinburgh East
Tommy's Blog
Policy
My work for you in Westminster
You may be aware that last week the Scottish Government implemented an effective ban on electronic shock collars for dogs. These are barbaric devices that have no place in the training of dogs. I congratulate Ben Macpherson MSP on his campaign to get this action. However, the Scottish Government have one hand tied behind their back as powers over the sale of such devices is reserved to Westminster...
Tommy Sheppard
01 February 2018
My work for you in Edinburgh East
I held my street surgery in Newcraighall this month. Loads of folk got in contact so it was a busy afternoon. I got some great feedback on the important issues for the local area and was able to offer help with some specific issues. These are a regular occurrence  - I'm doing one a month in a different area. It might take a while to get round all 40,000 doors but do look out for a letter coming th...
Tommy Sheppard
17 January 2018
My work for you in Edinburgh East
My work for you in Westminster
Contributions
The Scottish Affairs Committee took evidence on the closure of RBS branches across the country. Here's a few of the questions I asked.  Scottish Affairs Committee - 17th Jan 18Posted by Tommy Sheppard MP on Wednesday, 17 January 2018   You can watch the full session here.      ...
Tommy Sheppard
30 November 2017
My work for you in Edinburgh East
Tommy's Blog
I used my Evening News column this month to talk about fireworks following the extreme antisocial behaviour on bonfire night. I've also written to the Minister asking for the UK Government to toughen up licensing laws. And if they aren't willing to do that, devolve power over fireworks to the Scottish Parliament so they can act. Read the full article here.   It was great to pop in to Craigenti...
Tommy Sheppard
09 November 2017
My work for you in Edinburgh East
Tommy's Blog
Media
All over Scotland last weekend families enjoyed watching the fireworks.  The spectacle of fire and colour brought happiness to many – young and old. The same was true in Edinburgh. All over the city – and especially at Meadowbank – majestic displays thrilled the crowds. But in a few parts of the city a tiny minority set out to cause havoc and intimidate local people. In a few places in north and ...