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 in Westminster

Tommy Sheppard
16 September 2017
My work for you in Westminster
Contributions

I presented a petition on the system of obtaining permanent residence certification. As you can see here, members of parliament from other parties are clearly not as concerned about the difficulties facing many people trying to guarantee their right to live in the UK.

Tommy Sheppard
16 September 2017
My work for you in Westminster
Contributions
The EU Withdrawal Bill passed its second reading with the help of the Scottish Tories. Here's my speech from the chamber explaining why I voted against it.
 
 
Tommy Sheppard
16 September 2017
My work for you in Westminster
Contributions
The Westminster Hall Debate on the International Day of Democracy was an opportunity to examine our modern, imperfect democracy and what we could be doing better. It won't shock you that the House of Lords, proportional representation and voter participation all get a mention. You can watch my contribution here. ...

My Work in Edinburgh East

Tommy Sheppard
14 September 2017
My work for you in Edinburgh East
APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE POST OF PAID INTERN (PART-TIME, FIXED-TERM)   LOCATION: Constituency offices in Portobello and Craigmillar   I am seeking an intern for my constituency office. This will give someone the opportunity to learn how a constituency office works to support the MP and constituents. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain general ad...
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 ...