Tommy produces a regular blog on his work at Westminster and issues he is concerned with.

Tommy's Latest Blog Articles

Tommy Sheppard
10 September 2017
Tommy's Blog
Workings of Westminster
There was a big turnout from SNP MPs to support Royal College of Nursing #scrapthecap demo at Westminster. And great to see Geoff who had made the journey from Edinburgh East alongside other RCN members from across the UK.   Time for the UK to follow Scotland's lead. ...
Tommy Sheppard
06 September 2017
My work for you in Edinburgh East
Tommy's Blog
I was delighted to be invited, for the second year running, to the Royal High Primary to join the P7s for a discussion as part of their topic 'Who Represents Us?'. We had a great discussion about the role of an MP as part of their democracy project.   Their questions kept me on my toes with everything from my favourite football team to trident, public speaking and if there was anyone in the S...
Tommy Sheppard
04 September 2017
My work for you in Edinburgh East
Tommy's Blog
Welcome to my August Newsletter.  Parliament has been in recess for the past month so this newsletter will focus on my work in Edinburgh East. Though of course, politics continues even when the Westminster parliament isn't sitting. And the mess that is Brexit continues unabated. Next week I head back to Westminster where we'll have the first vote on the EU Withdrawal Bill. Let's see if Corbyn and ...

Latest Policy Articles

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...
Tommy Sheppard
19 February 2017
Tommy's Blog
Policy
The hills around Jerusalem were drenched in sun the last time I was here. It brought out their significance and history. This week, though, the Holy Land has been visited by a Scottish winter. As I peer through the steamed up windows of our VW Transporter, it’s decidedly dreich out there. I’m here on a parliamentary delegation to see if the political mood matches the weather. The trip is organised...
Tommy Sheppard
17 February 2017
My work for you in Edinburgh East
Policy
I am a longstanding advocate of the Palestinian people and am vice convenor of the All Party Group on Palestine.  I am very proud to have written the motion and worked with colleagues across the political parties to succeed in having the motion discussed in the main chamber. It is clear that if there is to be a viable two-state solution then the occupation has to end and the settlers will eit...