Tommy Sheppard

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland)

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Edinburgh East Scottish National Party

Tommy Sheppard’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 20 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Jerusalem: Palestinians 16 Mar 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on the legislation passed by the Knesset on 7 March 2018 to enable that country's Minister of Interior to revoke the permanent residency status of Palestinian residents of Jerusalem; and if he will make an assessment of the compatibility of that law with...
  • Point of Order 14 Mar 2018

    On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I rise to seek your guidance on what parliamentary procedure might be available to me to get a reply from the Home Office on matters relating to my constituents. Four months ago to the day, I wrote to the then Minister of State at the Home Office asking whether he would review the resources available to the Members’ support line at UK Visas and...
  • Electric Dog Collars 14 Mar 2018

    Can the Minister be clear on whether the Government intend to review the legislation relating to the sale of such devices? He said that the consultation is about their use in England, but as the hon. Member for Aberdeen South (Ross Thomson) and others have made clear, there is great public concern about the sale of such devices. Failing to act on their sale may undermine attempts to curb...

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Scottish National Party MP for Edinburgh East

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Tommy Sheppard campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Office
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Cabinet Office
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for International Development
  • Refugees: Children
  • Israel: Palestinians
  • Passports: British Nationals Abroad
  • Ministry of Defence: Public Expenditure
  • Carer's Allowance: Scotland

Currently held offices

  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland) (since 20 Jun 2017)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (House of Lords) (since 20 Jun 2017)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (since 20 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee on Privileges (28 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Committee on Standards (9 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency


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  • Has spoken in 48 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Tommy Sheppard’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 64 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 78.63% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 145 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Mar 2018.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Medical Aid for Palestinians
Address of donor: 33a Islington Park Street, London N1 1 QB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, food and transport with a total value of £1,390

Destination of visit: West Bank and Israel

Dates of visit: 13-17 February 2017

Purpose of visit: Fact finding visit organised by the Council for Arab-British Understanding and Medical Aid for Palestinians.

(Registered 09 March 2017)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Commercial premises in Edinburgh, owned by Salt 'n' Sauce promotions Ltd (see category 7 below): (i). (Registered 04 June 2015)
Residential property in Edinburgh, owned by Salt 'n' Sauce promotions Ltd (see category 7 below): (i). (Registered 04 June 2015)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Salt 'n' Sauce Promotions Ltd; an entertainment company. (Registered 04 June 2015)
The Scottish Comedy Agency Ltd; organising and promoting comedy related entertainment. (Registered 19 February 2016)
8. Miscellaneous
Board Member (unpaid) of Common Weal, a 'think and do tank' campaigning for social and economic equality in Scotland. (Registered 06 September 2017)
From February 2017, Council member (unpaid) of the Scottish Independence Convention, an umbrella group bringing together pro-independence parties, groups and organisations to promote the concept and ideals of an independent Scotland. (Registered 06 September 2017)
From September 2017, Honorary President of LinkNet, a charity offering direct mentoring to minority ethnic communities in Edinburgh, the Lothians, Scottish Borders and Fife. (Registered 06 September 2017)

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