I asked the Minister if the government would require the Electoral Commission to disclose donations for parties in Northern Ireland from before 2015. This follows allegations of dark money from the Constitutional Research Council, which is linked to the Scottish Tories, to the DUP. As usual, no straight answer.
Cabinet Office Questions 28th March 2018
The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland is unable to answer my question on the Irish Border. Legitimate questions deserve proper answers not the same old Tory rhetoric.
Northern Ireland Questions 21st March 2018
I raised a point of order in the House as, 4 months on, I’ve not received a response to my letter to the Home Office. My caseworkers have had, and still have, significant difficulties getting through to the MP support line at UK Visas and Immigration to get answers for constituents.
Hopefully I’ll now receive a reply.
Point of Order - 14th March 2018
The Scottish Government is already giving EU citizens the right to vote in Scottish Parliament elections. At today's Cabinet Office questions I asked the UK Government to extend the right to vote to all those legally living here.
Cabinet Office Questions - 21st Feb 18
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.
Here's my speech at the Council of Europe urgent debate on Palestine. Trump's recent actions have made America's role as a mediator untenable. It now falls to Europe to step up to find a solution for Israel and Palestine.
Council of Europe - 26th Jan 18
Posted by Tommy Sheppard MP on Friday, 26 January 2018
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA) gives aid to more than 5 million refugees in the Palestinian territories and neighbouring countries. Trump has just announced that the US plans to withdraw funding.
I used my International Development question today to ask about the UK Government position.
International Development Questions - 17th Jan 18
Posted by Tommy Sheppard MP on Wed...