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
03 July 2017
My work for you in Edinburgh East
Well, it's good to be back. After a snap general election that wasn’t needed and that nobody wanted, I am delighted to have been returned to Westminster as MP for Edinburgh East.  Thanks to all those who supported me and came out to cast their vote on what must have been one of the wettest days of the summer so far! I pledge to help everyone, no matter who they voted for or what their political pe...
Tommy Sheppard
19 June 2017
My work for you in Edinburgh East
My week started with a 9am briefing this morning from senior council and fire service officials. Since the tragedy happened at Grenfell House in West London they have been looking at fire safety in Edinburgh's high rise blocks. Everyone is anxious to make sure that such a horrific tragedy cannot happen again. There are 45 multi-storey blocks of flats in Edinburgh - housing about 4000 tenants. Of ...
Tommy Sheppard
17 June 2017
My work for you in Edinburgh East
I think we are all still processing the appalling news of the horrific fire at Grenfell House in London and the terrible loss of life – the extent of which is still becoming clear. My thoughts are with everyone affected and their families. The public inquiry into what has gone wrong promised by the UK Government must be thorough and wide-ranging. Upon hearing the news, I immediately contacted the...
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...