I’m generally based in London during the week - in this section I share some of the main activities I’m involved in at Westminster. For my thoughts on how that’s all going have a read of my Blog.

Matters currently reserved to the Westminster Parliament include foreign and defence policy, fiscal and economic policy, immigration and nationality, energy, broadcasting, Post Offices, social security, Child Support Agency, Tax Credits and pensions.

You can always read my contributions to the House in Hansard or watch them on Parliament TV.

 

My Work in Westminster

Tommy Sheppard
23 November 2017
Tommy's Blog
My work for you in Westminster
So the EU Withdrawal Bill was back in the Commons for Day 3 of the committee stage this week and, as promised, I’m writing to update you on what happened. Before I talk about the Bill itself, you might be interested in the events of Monday’s Ways and Means debate. Ways and Means is a traditional term for taxes or other charges levied on the public in order to fund Government spending. And while n...
Tommy Sheppard
22 November 2017
My work for you in Westminster
Contributions
I've been trying to get information on this for months. But still no clear answer as to how many civil servants are working on Brexit and how much it will cost. Cabinet Office Questions - 22nd Nov 17Posted by Tommy Sheppard MP on Wednesday, 22 November 2017 ...
Tommy Sheppard
22 November 2017
My work for you in Westminster
Contributions
Yesterday I called for the UK Government to think again on the European Charter of Fundamental Rights. Watch my full speech here.   EU Withdrawal Bill - 21st Nov 17 Posted by Tommy Sheppard MP on Wednesday, 22 November 2017 ...

My Work in Edinburgh East

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 ...
Tommy Sheppard
07 November 2017
My work for you in Edinburgh East
Long before I stood for election I opposed fracking and I’ve been very pleased to be part of the campaign against it over the past couple of years. So I was delighted by the announcement from Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Business, Innovation & Energy, in the Scottish Parliament earlier in the month, and the subsequent vote last week. Fracking will have no place in Scotland’s energy mix. L...
Tommy Sheppard
30 October 2017
My work for you in Edinburgh East

I was delighted to join our sister party Plaid Cymru and make the fraternal address at their conference.