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 For You at Westminster

Tommy Sheppard
06 January 2020
My work for you in Westminster
Media
We are in the midst of a sustained and serious constitutional crisis. A central feature of the broken Westminster system has always been the undemocractic House of Lords. My 2019 report into the Scottish Lords lays bare the extent to which the Scottish Lords were unrepresentative of Scotland.  The report examines the House of Lords in the previous UK parliament and found that in every single area ...
Tommy Sheppard
08 October 2019
My work for you in Westminster
Every month when I sit down to write this it amazes me how much has happened in such a short space of time. September was no different. We headed back after recess with one clear priority - to work with other parties to prevent a no-deal Brexit prior to Boris Johnson's planned shut down of parliament with a five week prorogation. One that turned out to be unlawful - but more on that later. The mon...
Tommy Sheppard
09 September 2019
Tommys Blog
My work for you in Westminster
I've had a few emails recently from people who are asking about the SNP position regarding a general election.While I recorded some video updates last week, one of the limitations of social media is that it mitigates against context and nuance, so it is not always an adequate medium to communicate one's ideas. Also, while the instant nature of social media is useful it is limited in a situation li...
Tommy Sheppard
15 August 2019
My work for you in Westminster
Well, where to start? With less than 100 days to go until the next Brexit deadline, Parliament has broken up for a 5 week recess and we have a new Prime Minister and Cabinet who seem hellbent on taking us out of the EU and are preparing to do so without a deal. From the moment Theresa May decided to stand down it was almost inevitable Boris Johnson would become the new PM but that didn't make it a...
Tommy Sheppard
09 July 2019
My work for you in Westminster
Media

Good Morning Scotland discussed the Scottish Affairs Select Committee Inquiry into Problematic Drug Use this morning.

I was interviewed with Adam Tomkins MSP. Listen to the full interview here.