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
04 April 2017
My work for you in Westminster
It is incredible how much can change in a month in the world of politics.  On the 13th March the UK Government was visibly shocked when Nicola Sturgeon demanded that people in Scotland be allowed to choose whether they wanted to live under a Tory Brexit deal or decide things for themselves. As a result, Theresa May delayed the serving of Article 50 by a fortnight and it took a full 72 hours t...
Tommy Sheppard
02 March 2017
My work for you in Westminster
I want to start this month's newsletter with a massive congratulations to my colleague Eilidh Whiteford who has worked so hard on her Private Members Bill. History has been made with the first piece of SNP legislation at Westminster as Parliament agreed to ratify the Istanbul Convention. There's still a way to go but this is a big step for those of us who want to see an end to violence against wom...
Roz Currie
17 February 2017
My work for you in Westminster
Contributions
Tommy contributes to the debate on Illegal Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (8th February 2017). Click here to view footage >>  ...

My Work in Edinburgh East

Tommy Sheppard
04 April 2017
My work for you in Edinburgh East
Earlier in the month I held a public meeting on the future of Scotland post Brexit with panellists Simon Pia and Nicola McEwan. Thanks to them for joining me and to all those who came along - there was a great turn out and some very useful discussions.  Interestingly, a significant proportion who had voted No in the last Indy ref would now vote Yes or were at least open-minded. Last wee...
Tommy Sheppard
24 March 2017
My work for you in Edinburgh East
Policy
The Scottish Government is in the process of consulting the public on unconventional oil and gas. I would encourage everyone to take part. If you have any concerns about fracking in Scotland then now is the time to voice them. Long before I stood for election I was opposed to fracking so I thought it might be useful to share my answers to the consultation questions. These are my views – no doubt...
Tommy Sheppard
02 March 2017
My work for you in Edinburgh East
I met with RBS at Portobello High Street to raise my concerns about the impact the closure of the branch would have on the local community. The bank have made a commitment to continue to invest in the local community with charitable fundraising for local projects – if you have any ideas let me know and I will pass them on. They are also running sessions to equip those who want to switch ...