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

NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE FOR JANUARY to Piershill Library

 

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
04 January 2018
My work for you in Edinburgh East
It’s time for my last EU Withdrawal Bill of the year! The Bill passed through its first committee stage last night and now heads to report stage in January.  After eight days of debate and only one non-government amendment being voted through, there was no last minute controversy (well, apart from Damian Green being sacked but that’s another story). We had six votes last night on a variety of ame...
Tommy Sheppard
30 November 2017
My work for you in Edinburgh East
Tommy's Blog
I used my Evening News column this month to talk about fireworks following the extreme antisocial behaviour on bonfire night. I've also written to the Minister asking for the UK Government to toughen up licensing laws. And if they aren't willing to do that, devolve power over fireworks to the Scottish Parliament so they can act. Read the full article here.   It was great to pop in to Craigenti...
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.