Tommy Sheppard | MP for Edinburgh East

My Work in Edinburgh East

A bit about my work for Edinburgh East

I try to get back to Edinburgh by Thursday night so you’ll find me in the office or at meetings around the constituency on Fridays and over the weekend.

I am lucky to have a huge number of brilliant local organisations in my patch who I visit as often as possible.

As an MP one of the most rewarding parts of the job is working with the many amazing communities across Edinburgh East, supporting local campaigns, and meeting people in organisations, community groups, businesses, social services and agencies who work within the constituency.

I aim to be approachable and accessible to constituents so that I get a feel for what’s going on and what the issues are, and to ensure people feel they can come to me about anything I might be able to help with.

I hold regular advice surgeries and do as much as I can to link in and make sure we are working effectively with all the local advice services who operate in Edinburgh East.

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Scottish independence: Even new Tory leader Douglas Ross realises unionism has a problem

Scottish independence: Even new Tory leader Douglas Ross realises unionism has a problem

/ Edinburgh East News, News
For most of the week I’ve been hardwired to CNN as the US election unfolded. Exciting, if tragic, stuff. But ...
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September News - Edinburgh East

September News – Edinburgh East

/ Edinburgh East News, News
Constituency Business I hope this finds you safe and well. I know things aren’t easy just now and the arrival of ...
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Temporary Team Member Wanted

Temporary Team Member Wanted

/ Edinburgh East News, News
(Photo taken pre Covid-19)  TEMPORARY Constituency/Communications Assistant (Part Time) Tommy Sheppard MP Job description and person specification Salary: Dependent on experience ...
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If the people elect a pro-referendum majority, Scotland should vote on quitting the Union

If the people elect a pro-referendum majority, Scotland should vote on quitting the Union

/ Edinburgh East News, News
Last week I asked Boris Johnson whether he would regard winning next year’s Scottish election as a mandate for the ...
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September News - Edinburgh East

September News – Edinburgh East

/ Edinburgh East News, News
Another month has passed and I know that over six months into the pandemic a lot of people are feeling it even ...
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The UK government must act to support those falling through the gaps in Covid-19 support

/ Edinburgh East News, News, Westminster
Back Bench Debate on Support for Self-employed and Freelance Workers This afternoon I raised the cases of just a few ...
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Scottish Government launch consultation on detailed plans for Short-Term Let regulations.

Scottish Government launch consultation on detailed plans for Short-Term Let regulations.

/ Edinburgh East News, News
Scottish Government Short-Term Lets Consulatation There are far too many Airbnb-type short-term lets in Edinburgh East. I regularly get contacted ...
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UK's Internal Market Bill is an explicit attack on Scottish devolution

UK’s Internal Market Bill is an explicit attack on Scottish devolution

/ Edinburgh East News, News
I remember someone once telling me that if the lie is big enough it will be believed. You can easily ...
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Impact of Covid-19 on Tourism industry

/ Edinburgh East News, News, Westminster
The impact of Covid-19 on tourism in Edinburgh. All of us who are fortunate enough to live in this wonderful ...
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Constituency Update - August 2020

Constituency Update – August 2020

/ Edinburgh East News, News
Parliament returns this week after summer recess. It was an odd recess - usually I'd spend the time visiting local ...
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Performing arts venues must plan for the worst to prevent a cultural catastrophe

Performing arts venues must plan for the worst to prevent a cultural catastrophe

/ Edinburgh East News, News
Edinburgh. August. Empty. How weird is this? Usually by now our city would be teeming with multitudes of bright young ...
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Submission to Short-Term Lets Consultation

Submission to Short-Term Lets Consultation

/ Edinburgh East News, News
Scottish Government Short-Term Lets Consultation Are you aware of any additional data on the impacts of short-term lets (over and ...
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Local Organistions

Advice Services

Below are some advice services available in the Edinburgh East constituency. Please do let us know of any errors or omissions using the contact form below. 

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Action Group

Norton Park Centre, 57 Albion Road, EH7 5QY

Welfare rights and financial inclusion, money and advice for people with learning disabilities or other support needs

0131 475 2315 info@actiongroup.org.uk www.actiongroup.org.uk


The Advice Shop, City of Edinburgh Council

249 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ

Welfare rights and income maximisation, debt advice, EU nationals

0131 200 2360 advice.shop@edinburgh.gov.uk www.edinburgh.gov.uk/adviceshop


Advocard

332 Leith Walk, EH6 5BR

An independent advocacy organisation. Services are primarily for people with experience of mental ill-health in Edinburgh

0131 554 5307 advocacy@advocard.org.uk www.advocard.org.uk/


Citizens Advice Edinburgh

8 Bath Street, Portobello, EH15 1EY

Welfare rights and income maximisation, employment, debt, housing, family relationships, consumer issues and immigration

0131 510 5510 www.citizensadviceedinburgh.org.uk


Cyrenians

Norton Park Centre, 57 Albion Road, EH7 5QY

Welfare rights, debt and money advice, homelessness prevention

0131 475 2350 admin@cyrenians.scot https://cyrenians.scot/


Edinburgh Women’s Aid

4 Cheyne Street, Edinburgh, EH4 1JB

Supporting women who have been subjected to domestic abuse

0131 315 8110 info@edinwomensaid.co.uk http://edinwomensaid.co.uk/


Fair

95 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH4 1QG

Information and advice for people with learning disabilities and carers in Edinburgh

0131 662 1962 fair@fairadvice.org.uk http://fairadvice.org.uk


Milan

Norton Park Centre, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY

Help to develop provisions for 50+ older people from Indian, Pakistani, Bangladehsi and Mauritarian communites in Edinburgh which meet their social, cultural, recreational, language and care needs

0131 475 2207 http://milanswo.co.uk/


Shakti

Norton Park Centre, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, Eh7 5QY

Help for black minority ethnic women, children and young people who are experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse

0131 475 2399 info@shaktiedinburgh.co.uk http://shaktiedinburgh.co.uk


Veterans First Point

3 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DR

Specialists in mental health and psychological disorders for armed service veterans

0131 220 9920 V1P.Scotland@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk https://www.veteransfirstpoint.org.uk/


VOCAL

8-13 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW

Supporting unpaid carers to help identify the issues affecting them, and achieve the best possible outcome for carers

0131 622 6666 centre@vocal.org.uk https://www.vocal.org.uk


Scottish Veterans Residences

Whitefoord House, 53 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BS

Housing support and accommodation for veterans

0131 556 0091 info@svronline.org http://svronline.org/


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Please feel free to contact me about anything - whether it’s about what I’m doing (or what you think I should be doing or not doing, for that matter) in the constituency or at Westminster.

If you are a constituent, you can contact me by emailing tommy.sheppard.mp@parliament.uk, calling the office on 0131 661 8023 or by using the CONTACT form below.

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