Tommy Sheppard | MP for Edinburgh East

Campaign for reform of Drug Laws Back in 2018, I revisited a topic that has been close to my heart for a number of years – drug reform. No-one could pretend the so-called “war on drugs” was working. Drug related deaths have been rising year on year in Scotland and the UK government, who have … Read more

Campaign for reform of the House of Lords It was an enormous honour to be elected as a Member of Parliament in 2015. People often talk about Westminster being a ‘beacon of democracy’ after all. But when you take a closer look, all is not what it seems. Those who have a vote can elect … Read more

Campaign for reform of Short Term Lets (including Airbnb) As the MP for much of Edinburgh City Centre, I have been very aware of the impact on local communities of high volumes of housing stock being used for short term lettings. In my time as an MP I have helped those directly affected to raise … Read more

Climate Change Climate change and protecting the environment is something I have always been passionate about. I first got involved in politics in the late seventies through campaigning against nuclear power and ever since I’ve been an advocate of renewable energy. Since my election, I have taken an active interest in the campaign to protect … Read more