Tommy has a strong team to help him respond to constituency requests. All of his staff are based in the Edinburgh East constituency. You can find out a bit more about them below.

 

Team Profiles

Danny Aston

Danny Aston

Parliamentary Assistant

Danny previously worked for Kenny MacAskill MSP having become actively involved in politics during the indyref. He joined the SNP afterwards and was very active in Tommy’s first campaign.

He was a campaign manager for the local government elections and was Deputy Campaign Coordinator for Tommy during his second Westminster election campaign.

Danny spends a large amount of his time supporting constituents as a caseworker – helping those having a problem with a UK Government Department.

Danny leads on monitoring significant planning applications in the constituency and on community engagement - liaising with charities, local organisations and community councils. He also takes on specific ad-hoc projects, for example researching the implications of boundary changes or supporting campaigns such as WASPI.

Before politics Danny worked for a Market Research company.

Aside from politics, his interests include literature, history, philosophy, football (especially Hibs and Scotland), walking and eating.

 

Roz Currie

Roz Currie

Chief of Staff

Roz joined the SNP after the referendum and quickly became active, as the Northfield Campaign Coordinator for Tommy’s first general election campaign and as women’s officer for her local SNP branch.

As Policy Development Officer for the SNP Edinburgh City Association Roz had an instrumental role in putting together the Edinburgh manifesto for the Local Government elections.

During the 2017 Westminster election Roz was Tommy’s Campaign Manager.

Later that year she was elected onto the SNP National Executive Committee - voted for by members attending National Conference.

As Chief of Staff Roz manages the office and team in the constituency and supports Tommy in his work at Westminster. She manages communications, campaigns, policy development and research and leads in supporting Tommy’s political and parliamentary work.

Roz is a qualified Educational Psychologist and retains her interest in this field.

 

Simon Shedden

 

Simon Shedden

Case Worker

Simon joined Tommy’s team after several years working in the Council both in Welfare Rights and Housing. In his role Simon takes a lead on casework, supporting individual constituents requiring assistance and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team.

In this role he also often identifies specific problems that may be happening as a direct result of Tory policies at Westminster. He would then lead on campaigns to challenge unfair legislation or improve the way that policy is implemented.

Simon enjoys a game of tennis and is a big fan of Andy Murray. He has recently taken up cycling to work. He also enjoys a spot of home cooking – especially with a large glass of red wine.

 

Nicola Stewart

 

Nicola Stewart

Senior Admin Officer

Nicola joined the team in 2017 and is responsible for the smooth running of Tommy’s diary (not an easy task!) as well as other administrative tasks in the office.

Nicola is also an active member of the SNP and was very involved in Tommy’s recent election campaign. She was also Campaign Manager during the Local Government elections in Southside-Newington.

Her background is in marketing and events, before running a small business for her family. In her spare time she volunteers with Girlguiding Edinburgh, and is a City-wide adviser for Rainbow Guides.