Brexit

Tommy Sheppard: Brexit Update

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It’s been a little while since I’ve written a blog on Brexit. Things are now moving quite quickly so I thought it might be helpful for me to share a few of my thoughts on where we are. The proposal put forward by Theresa May last week is not a good one and not one […]

Newsletter

Tommy Sheppard MP Newsletter

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I guess the big news this month is the budget. We’ve certainly spent all of this week looking at it. But despite all the bluster and spin, you have to wonder if any of it really matters. After all, if we have a no deal Brexit then Hammond will be back in February to present […]

Council

Edinburgh Tourist Tax Consultation Opens

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Earlier this month, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced plans for a government consultation on tourist tax in Edinburgh. Any plans to introduce the levy would need the support of the Scottish Government to proceed. Edinburgh City Council leader Adam McVey said: “The First Minister’s announcement was welcome in that their work will provide a […]

SNP Conference

SNP Autumn Conference 2018

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Heading in for the grand opening! #snp18 #TeamLeith Catching up with @IndyAnatomist after her women’s fringe event #snp18 #TeamLeith We sent 11+ members of our branch out to represent #TeamLeith @thesnp Autumn Conference. Here’s a snippet of what happened 👇#SNP18

Charity

Challenge Poverty Week | #AyeWeCan

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Challenge Poverty Week | #AyeWeCan

Eradicating poverty and fighting for social justice are some of the central reasons why I got involved in politics. So how do we turn those ambitions into actions and make real change in our communities? As we recognise Challenge Poverty Week (October 1st-6th), I’d like to share a few thoughts about the steps I think […]