Tommy Sheppard | MP for Edinburgh East

October News – Westminster

Parliamentary Business Work in parliament has continued with Leader of the House Jacob Rees-Mogg continuing to act as if all is normal and refusing to reinstate remote voting or remote participation in debates. I’ve raised this during businesses questions many times now – see here for example.  There is no reason that MPs cannot work fully from home – I … Read more October News – Westminster

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September News – Westminster

Parliament returned at the start of September and after six months of contributing virtually, I returned to London. While parliament has offered some aspects of virtual participation, this has been limited. You can ask questions but not take part in debates. This is something I’ve raised a number of times at Business Questions, along with … Read more September News – Westminster

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UK Government told to decriminalise drug possession and declare health emergency to save lives

Today I presented a Ten Minute Rule Bill on Problem Drug Use. It came about after the UK government dismissed the Scottish Affairs Select Committee’s recommendations following our inquiry into drug use last year. The Bill aims to help tackle the drug crisis by decriminalising the possession of small quantities of drugs for personal use … Read more UK Government told to decriminalise drug possession and declare health emergency to save lives

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A message to Rishi

A message to you Rishi There’s lies, damned lies, and chancellor’s statements. I sat through Rishi Sunak’s statement at the House of Commons yesterday. I was at the time pleasantly surprised. I thought he’d done a handbrake turn and committed to continuing support for people who’ve been furloughed during the Covid crisis. Not as much … Read more A message to Rishi

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Parliament must lead by example and expand virtual participation

Last night I contributed to a brief discussion on a motion about Proxy Voting. While the motion was agreed without a vote, extending proxy voting under pandemic procedures until 3rd November, I also shared my view on how we can and must do more to lead by example with virtual participation.

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The UK government must act to support those falling through the gaps in Covid-19 support

Back Bench Debate on Support for Self-employed and Freelance Workers This afternoon I raised the cases of just a few of my constituents who have fallen through the gaps in UK government support. It’s not too late for Rishi Sunak to listen and to act to help the millions affected. https://youtu.be/KldFeOmvNoc

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The Internal Market Bill is an affront to the people of Scotland

The proposals in the Internal Market Bill are an affront to the people of Scotland who voted overwhelmingly for devolution. Watch my speech from the Committee Stage debate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDOXvtTPZMc&t=8s

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I challenge the UK government on their respect for devolution… again…

Seems we’re now being told that we should welcome the UK government interfering with and overriding the devolved administrations. Watch my input at today’s welsh questions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_pGekMsbMo

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Impact of Covid-19 on Tourism industry

The impact of Covid-19 on tourism in Edinburgh. All of us who are fortunate enough to live in this wonderful city are well aware that usually our city is inundated with tourist each summer. Indeed, it’s not just the summer – Edinburgh draws tourists year round. While I know some local residents feel the frustration … Read more Impact of Covid-19 on Tourism industry

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I challenge the UK government on whether they’ll press ahead with internal market bill without the consent of the devolved administrations

At today’s business questions I asked the UK government if they would press ahead with the internal market bill without the consent of the devolved administrations. I’ll let you decide whether or not the Minister answered the question… https://youtu.be/iRWNQ7YQ_rU

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