I try to get back to Edinburgh by Thursday night so you’ll find me in the office or at meetings around the constituency on Fridays and over the weekend.

I am lucky to have a huge number of brilliant local organisations in my patch who I visit as often as possible.

As an MP one of the most rewarding part of the job is working with the many amazing communities across Edinburgh East, supporting local campaigns, and meeting people in organisations, community groups, businesses, social services and agencies who work within the constituency.

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 come to me about anything I might be able to help with.

I hold regular advice surgeries and do as much as I can to link in and make sure we are working effectively with all the local advice services who operate in Edinburgh East.

I am now holding monthly ‘street surgeries’ where I write out to a number of streets to let them know when I will be in their area. I can then pop in to see anyone who would like a visit. Look out for a letter in the post – although it will take me a while to get round the whole of Edinburgh East.

My Work For You in Edinburgh East

Roz Currie
06 April 2018
My work for you in Edinburgh East
  Administrative Assistant Tommy Sheppard MP Job description and person specification   Salary: £20,000 pro-rata   Job Details: 2 days / 14 hours a week – to be worked on a Monday-Wednesday.   Location: 94 Portobello High St and 18 Niddrie Mains Road   Key task: To support the administration of a busy MP’s office working closely with a small team.   Key Responsibilities: Opening an...
Tommy Sheppard
02 April 2018
My work for you in Edinburgh East
There was an amazing turnout for Leith Chooses this year. It's a fantastic opportunity for folk in Leith to have a say in what funds are spent on, and what local groups get support. It was great to be able to join the Commonwealth Day Lunch at Edinburgh City Chambers to celebrate the links between Scotland and Malawi. I had a fascinating visit to Virgin Trains East Coast depot at Craigentinny ...
Tommy Sheppard
23 March 2018
My work for you in Edinburgh East
Local Organisations
Tommy's Blog
Recently I visited the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where I met the inspiring Resuscitation Research Group who are developing innovative approaches to improving the outcomes for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. The group told me that every year in Scotland more than three and a half thousand people suffer a cardiac arrest, and unfortunately survival rates are very low at just one in twenty. Thei...
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...