Tommy Sheppard | MP for Edinburgh East

UK Nationality and Borders Bill would force ship’s captains to turn their backs on drowning asylum-seekers and is helping to foster racism

My heart went out to Bukayo Saka when he missed that penalty on Sunday. To take the decisive shot and lose a contest which had been so hyped, would be a crushing disappointment for anyone. But, in that moment, I knew this teenager would also be on the receiving end of vicious abuse – not … Read more UK Nationality and Borders Bill would force ship’s captains to turn their backs on drowning asylum-seekers and is helping to foster racism

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PRESS RELEASE: SNP SLAM CABINET OFFICE FOR APPEALING SECRET UNION POLLING 

For Immediate Release: Tuesday 13 July 2021 SNP SLAM CABINET OFFICE FOR APPEALING SECRET UNION POLLING The SNP has slammed the UK government’s decision to appeal a ruling which would see them disclose information about secret polling conducted on public attitudes to the Union during the pandemic. The First-tier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber) Information Rights … Read more PRESS RELEASE: SNP SLAM CABINET OFFICE FOR APPEALING SECRET UNION POLLING 

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To our EU friends in Scotland: Please stay, we need you

The sorry mess that is Brexit trundles on. The British government, having signed an agreement with the EU on Northern Ireland, now asks for it not to be implemented. Relations deteriorate. Meanwhile, the swash-buckling Tory cabinet unveils the first of the new post-EU trade deals global Britain can look forward to. With Australia. It seems … Read more To our EU friends in Scotland: Please stay, we need you

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Press release – FREE VIRTUAL FUNDING WORKSHOP FOR LOCAL CHARITIES IN EDINBURGH EAST

FREE VIRTUAL FUNDING WORKSHOP FOR LOCAL CHARITIES IN EDINBURGH EAST Tommy Sheppard, MP for Edinburgh East, will take part in a virtual funding workshop, with People’s Postcode Lottery, for local charities, volunteer organisations, and community groups in Edinburgh East. The session will give good causes in Mr Sheppard’s constituency advice on how they can apply … Read more Press release – FREE VIRTUAL FUNDING WORKSHOP FOR LOCAL CHARITIES IN EDINBURGH EAST

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Debate on the Misuse of Drugs Act

50 years on and the #MisuseofDrugsAct is not fit for purpose. Watch my full speech from the House of Commons debate on the Act here:

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PRESS RELEASE: UK GOVERNMENT ORDERED TO RELEASE SECRET UNION POLLING 

For immediate release: Tuesday 15th June 2021 UK GOVERNMENT ORDERED TO RELEASE SECRET UNION POLLING FREEDOM OF INFORMATION TRIBUNAL UPHOLDS SNP MP’s APPEAL The Cabinet Office has been ordered to disclose information about polling on public attitudes to the Union following a two-year battle led by SNP MP Tommy Sheppard. The party’s Constitutional Affairs Spokesperson … Read more PRESS RELEASE: UK GOVERNMENT ORDERED TO RELEASE SECRET UNION POLLING 

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Debate on Israel/Palestine

Three mins is not enough time but here’s my contribution from today’s Israel/Palestine debate. The real tragedy is that this violence will happen again and will keep happening until the root cause is addressed. And you cannot have a two-state solution without recognising both states.

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May News – Westminster

Parliamentary Business I have been inundated this month with emails about the ongoing situation in Palestine and Israel. Regular readers will know that I have long been an advocate for the Palestinian people and am Vice-Chair of the Britain-Palestine All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG). The escalation of tensions and loss of life in recent weeks … Read more May News – Westminster

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May News – Edinburgh East

Constituency Business As I have highlighted before, EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their families need to apply to the free of charge EU Settlement Scheme before the deadline of the 30th June 2021 – only a month away. However much I don’t like the system, it is important that people are aware of what action they … Read more May News – Edinburgh East

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Israel’s indiscriminate shelling of densely populated Gaza Strip cannot be ignored by the West

We need to talk about the horror in Israel/Palestine. We cannot ignore this even if much of our media seems to be doing just that. There is a tragic inevitability to the death and destruction happening on the shores of the Mediterranean. But it is also no accident that it is happening now. Two weeks … Read more Israel’s indiscriminate shelling of densely populated Gaza Strip cannot be ignored by the West

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