Tommy Sheppard | MP for Edinburgh East

Their Scottish Lordships

This week I published my 2021 report into the Scottish Lords. The report – titled “Their Scottish Lordships” highlights just how unrepresentative the Scottish member of the Lords are, the widening democratic deficit and the extortionate cost to the public purse. In its findings the report reveals: A breakdown of party numbers: The Tory party has … Read more Their Scottish Lordships

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March News – Westminster

Parliamentary Business Regular readers will know that I have been campaigning for the reform of our drug laws for the past few years. This month I published my Private Members’ Bill on this topic. Sadly, this isn’t going to become law unless the UK government has a significant change of heart but, I hope that by … Read more March News – Westminster

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Bill to decriminalise drug use and legalise drug consumption rooms published

Today I published my Private Members’ Bill to enact the recommendations of the Scottish Affairs Select Committee inquiry into problem drug use. Today’s publication outlines the legislative details of a series of reforms including decriminalising possession of small amounts of restricted drugs for personal use and ensuring that overdose prevention facilities – also known as … Read more Bill to decriminalise drug use and legalise drug consumption rooms published

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Debate on Scotland’s Constitutional Future

I opened today’s Commons debate for the Scottish National Party (SNP) on Scotland’s constitutional future. Scotland’s future is for the people of Scotland to decide. Watch my speech below:

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Call for long-term support to help Edinburgh’s Festivals recover

The recovery of Edinburgh’s festivals from Covid-19 may take years, not months. In today’s debate I called for support with insurance, recovery funding & fixing the gaps in employment support. Watch my full speech:

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February News – Westminster

Parliamentary Business The big change for me during February was a change in my role in the SNP Westminster team. I will no longer have a weekly tussle with Jacob Rees-Mogg as I left my role as SNP Shadow Leader of the House. I can’t exactly say I’ll miss those exchanges. My new role is … Read more February News – Westminster

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January News – Westminster

Parliamentary Business Before I share some of my activities from January you may remember that parliament was recalled between Christmas and New Year to approve the UK government’s Brexit deal.  In my New Years’ Day column in the Edinburgh Evening News, I was very clear that this is a bad deal – one that will make us poorer … Read more January News – Westminster

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Business Questions again – I’ll keep asking the same question until I get an actual answer

I’ll keep asking Jacob Rees-Mogg the same question until he actually answers it. This week I also asked about visas for performers, Universal Credit and the impact of Brexit on the fishing industry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLj7uqUIAYY

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A new year but the same inability to answer the question

It’s a new year but I’m still trying to get Jacob Rees-Mogg to say whether the UK government will respect the results of the upcoming Scottish election if people in Scotland want to decide their own future. Watch the exchange below:

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Parliament suspends Westminster Hall debates and Sitting Fridays

Lat night the House rightly agreed to suspend Westminster Hall debates (which could only take place in person) and sitting Fridays. I believe we could be doing more to increase remote participation. You can watch my contribution to the debate below:

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