Tommy Sheppard

Former Scottish National Party MP for Edinburgh East


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Tommy Sheppard is a former MP for Edinburgh East.

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Former Scottish National Party MP for Edinburgh East

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

Left the House of Commons on 30 May 2024 — Dissolved for election

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Topics of interest

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

  • Cabinet Office
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Home Office
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Israel: Palestinians
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Refugees: Children
  • 11 Downing Street: Repairs and Maintenance
  • Members: Correspondence

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland) ( 4 Sep 2023 to 30 May 2024)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Constitutional Affairs) ( 1 Feb 2021 to 12 Dec 2022)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Commons) ( 9 Mar 2020 to 1 Mar 2021)
  • Shadow SNP Leader of the House of Commons ( 7 Jan 2020 to 1 Feb 2021)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland) (20 Jun 2017 to 7 Jan 2020)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (House of Lords) (20 Jun 2017 to 7 Jan 2020)
  • Member, Committee of Privileges (28 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Committee on Standards ( 9 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (20 May 2015 to 7 Jan 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Recent appearances

  • Constitutional Law 21 May 2024

    All I am trying to establish is whether the UK Government are telling us that the quantum of these borrowing limits is to be agreed between the UK Government and the Scottish Government, or whether in law, that figure is determined by the UK Treasury. Which is it?
  • Constitutional Law 21 May 2024

    I must start by reflecting how glad I am to see that this topic has captivated the imagination of the House with the participation here today. Let me start by agreeing with the shadow Secretary of State on one point: if anything reflects the zombie nature of this Parliament, it is the fact that we are spending 90 minutes on the Floor of the House discussing something that usually would be...
  • Constitutional Law 21 May 2024

    I think I agree with the sentiments expressed by the hon. Gentleman. To come back to the discussion on capital borrowing requirements, the other important point that must surely be made, which reflects what he says about who is responsible, is that there is context. That context is a 16% cut—16.1%, to be exact—in the block grant available for capital funding of public services in...

More of Tommy Sheppard’s recent appearances

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