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.
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
Restalrig Lochend Community Hub: 98 Restalrig Road
1st Friday of every month - CRAIGMILLAR
Office Hub: 18 Niddrie Mains Road, Craigmillar
3rd Friday of every month - CENTRAL (Not March or August)
Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Street
3rd Saturday of every month - PORTOBELLO (Not March)
Portobello Library: 14 Rosefield Ave
I was delighted to join our sister party Plaid Cymru and make the fraternal address at their conference.
01/12/17 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lochend Surgery
01/12/17 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Craigmillar Surgery
15/12/17 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Central Surgery
16/12/17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Portobello Surgery
05/01/18 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lochend Surgery