Tommy Sheppard

Shadow SNP Leader of the House of Commons

Scottish National Party MP for Edinburgh East


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Tommy Sheppard’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 16 Jul 2020

    Good morning, Mr Speaker. Those who observe these Thursday morning exchanges will know that I have tried, over the past few weeks, to get a debate on the fiscal framework within which the devolved Administrations are constrained. It was not designed to deal with a global pandemic and it is hindering the Scottish Government’s ability to respond. As I have made clear consistently, this is not...
  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Science: Finance 16 Jul 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres’ Proposal for an Emergency Resilience Fund for UK Science Centres; and if he will make a statement.
  • Business of the House 9 Jul 2020

    The Chancellor must be peeved that his grand announcement yesterday received such a mixed response, with many industry bodies saying it is insufficient. When we debate these plans on Monday, will the Leader of the House try to persuade his right hon. Friend to listen to others and seek consensus? It is increasingly bizarre that the Chancellor insists on a one-size-fits-all approach to...

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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

  • Cabinet Office
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Home Office
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • Refugees: Children
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • 11 Downing Street: Repairs and Maintenance
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Passports: British Nationals Abroad

Currently held offices

  • Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (since 9 Mar 2020)
  • Shadow SNP Leader of the House of Commons (since 7 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
15 October 2019, received an annual subscription to the National in return for two column pieces in the Sunday National. Address: The National, Herald & Times Group, 200 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 3QB. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 18 October 2019)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS)
Address of donor: 2nd Floor, Elizabeth House, 39 York Road, London SE1 7NQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets to the British Kebab Awards, value £432

Date received: 3 March 2020

Date accepted: 3 March 2020

Donor status: company, registration 07512777

(Registered 27 March 2020)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: European Parliamentary Forum on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Address of donor: 23 Rue Montoyer, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, food, travel and subsistence, with a value of £2,683

Destination of visit: Dhaka and Cox Bazar, Bangladesh

Dates of visit: 12-20 September 2019

Purpose of visit: APPG on Population, Development and Reproductive Health study tour to gain insight into sexual and reproductive health and rights service provisions in Bangladesh.

(Registered 10 October 2019)
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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