Tommy Sheppard | MP for Edinburgh East

A tale of two elections

Is it just me or does last month’s election already seem a long time ago? That last week in parliament was a pretty turgid affair. Self-congratulation by the tea-room Tories was matched by remorse and recrimination as Labour losers cleared lockers and desks. And then it was Christmas. There was no settling of the dust, … Read more A tale of two elections

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Edinburgh SNP politicians ask Scottish Government to pilot action on short-term lets in the Capital.

I was very happy to put my name to this joint letter with Edinburgh SNP colleagues about curbing numbers of Airbnb-type short term let flats in Edinburgh. I welcome the Scottish Government’s analysis of responses to the short term lets consultation and I want to see new regulations to curb problem holiday lets to be … Read more Edinburgh SNP politicians ask Scottish Government to pilot action on short-term lets in the Capital.

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SNP Members unanimously back drug decriminalisation

  Delegates at the SNP conference voted unanimously to devolve drug laws and support decriminalisation of the possession and use of drugs to allow health interventions. The motion, in the name of myself, Ronnie Cowan MP, Alison Thewliss MP and Newington Southside SNP branch, and an amendment put forward by Leith and Portobello Craigmillar branches. … Read more SNP Members unanimously back drug decriminalisation

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Submission to Short-Term Lets Consultation

Scottish Government Short-Term Lets Consultation Are you aware of any additional data on the impacts of short-term lets (over and above that set out in Annex A – The Short-Term Rental Sector, Housing and Tourism in Scotland and briefly summarised above) which the Scottish Government should take into account when considering proposals for regulation? No. … Read more Submission to Short-Term Lets Consultation

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10 reasons to change your mind about illegal drugs

In two weeks’ time we’ll know the number of drug related deaths in Scotland last year. Most people expect the figure to top 1100. Most of these deaths were preventable – they shouldn’t have happened. They include people who overdosed by accident because their street drugs were cut with lethal toxins. Or people who had … Read more 10 reasons to change your mind about illegal drugs

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Extinction Rebellion has got my support, and here’s why

Forty years ago in the sweltering summer of 1979 I got myself arrested at Torness. I was one of hundreds protesting against the construction of the nuclear power station. For my efforts I got to spend a night in the cells at Dunbar nick. As the then Thatcher government was keen to point out – … Read more Extinction Rebellion has got my support, and here’s why

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Growth Commission

In 2016, Nicola Sturgeon announced that there would be a Growth Commission to explore Scotland’s economy and the potential that might occur after Independence. Andrew Wilson chaired the commission and in May this year they published their final report – you can read it in full here. There have been many commentaries on the report, … Read more Growth Commission

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We Need to Talk about Drugs

We need to change the law on drugs. In fairness, that’s always been my view. But until now I’ve done little about it as an MP. Why? Partly because there’s always been something I’ve felt was a greater priority – and partly because I know well how views can be distorted and used against people … Read more We Need to Talk about Drugs

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Edinburgh needs to get a grip on its Airbnb craze

Ever rented out a room in your flat? I have. Many people in Edinburgh have too. The city sees a massive influx during the festival each year and without residents offering up spare rooms – or indeed their whole home – there’d simply be nowhere for the festival to live. But the festival has always … Read more Edinburgh needs to get a grip on its Airbnb craze

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Public Consultation on Fracking – My Response

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 … Read more Public Consultation on Fracking – My Response

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