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
07 February 2018
My work for you in Westminster
Contributions
Another UK Government Minister fails to answer the question they're asked. Today it was the turn of the Minister for Northern Ireland.   NI Questions - 7th Feb 2018   ...
Tommy Sheppard
04 February 2018
My work for you in Edinburgh East
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Policy
My work for you in Westminster
You may be aware that last week the Scottish Government implemented an effective ban on electronic shock collars for dogs. These are barbaric devices that have no place in the training of dogs. I congratulate Ben Macpherson MSP on his campaign to get this action. However, the Scottish Government have one hand tied behind their back as powers over the sale of such devices is reserved to Westminster...
Tommy Sheppard
02 February 2018
My work for you in Westminster

I voted against spending billions on doing up Westminster but didn't get a chance to speak in the debate. Here’s some of what I would have said.

 

 
Tommy Sheppard
01 February 2018
My work for you in Westminster
It was back to business with Brexit this month for the last two days of debate on the Bill before it heads to the Lords. Before Christmas I secured a commitment from David Mundell that we would have Government amendments on Clause 11 - the power grab of devolved powers going to Westminster – at Report stage (watch it here). But, in another broken promise, none were forthcoming. The Bill passed and...
Tommy Sheppard
29 January 2018
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My work for you in Westminster
Contributions
Given the numerous, and pretty serious, incidents in Edinburgh East on Bonfire Night I was very happy to take part in the Westminster Hall debate on an e-petition relating to fireworks. Here's a few clips from the speech. Fireworks Debate - 29th Jan 18   Posted by Tommy Sheppard MP on Tuesday, 30 January 2018   Or watch the full speech here.  ...