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

 

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
25 September 2017
My work for you in Edinburgh East
I campaigned with local people against the closure of TSB’s Craigmillar branch. Nearly a year on from TSB closing the bank, the building is still lying empty. This will be costing them money and is no good for the community who have since had the bus to the closest bank rerouted and also seen the post office close. Wouldn’t it make sense for them to reopen the branch part-time so that the build...
Tommy Sheppard
14 September 2017
My work for you in Edinburgh East
APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE POST OF PAID INTERN (PART-TIME, FIXED-TERM)   LOCATION: Constituency offices in Portobello and Craigmillar   I am seeking an intern for my constituency office. This will give someone the opportunity to learn how a constituency office works to support the MP and constituents. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain general ad...
Tommy Sheppard
06 September 2017
My work for you in Edinburgh East
Tommy's Blog
I was delighted to be invited, for the second year running, to the Royal High Primary to join the P7s for a discussion as part of their topic 'Who Represents Us?'. We had a great discussion about the role of an MP as part of their democracy project.   Their questions kept me on my toes with everything from my favourite football team to trident, public speaking and if there was anyone in the S...
Tommy Sheppard
04 September 2017
My work for you in Edinburgh East
Tommy's Blog
Welcome to my August Newsletter.  Parliament has been in recess for the past month so this newsletter will focus on my work in Edinburgh East. Though of course, politics continues even when the Westminster parliament isn't sitting. And the mess that is Brexit continues unabated. Next week I head back to Westminster where we'll have the first vote on the EU Withdrawal Bill. Let's see if Corbyn and ...
Tommy Sheppard
01 September 2017
My work for you in Edinburgh East
I attended a very inspiring morning at the Jack Kane Centre where they were putting on an event for the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee at the Scottish Parliament. We were taken on a journey through the experiences of the young people who have been on the Erasmus+ plus programme with YouthLink Scotland. This strand is not for university students but instead engages young...