Tommy Sheppard

MP, Edinburgh East

Edinburgh East Scottish National Party

Tommy Sheppard’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Committee on Standards 15 Mar 2017

    I rise briefly to associate myself with the comments already made. I have been a member of the Committee on Standards for—I cannot believe that I can say this—almost two years, and I want to pay tribute to our lay colleagues who are retiring. I have seen at first-hand how they have brought intelligence and, most of all, perspective to our debates. They have allowed us to consider...
  • Scottish Devolution and Article 50 15 Mar 2017

    My hon. Friend is making an excellent case. Does she agree that those people—the minority—in Scotland who voted to leave the European Union did so hoping that they would see a transfer of powers back from Brussels to Edinburgh and that they will be dismayed that they are getting a transfer of powers from Brussels to Westminster? Does that not do a disservice to those no voters in...
  • Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions 9 Mar 2017

    Last Thursday, the leader of the Secretary of State’s party in Scotland described the transfer of control over farm subsidies as a “power grab”, and I do not think she meant that in a good way. Will he put her mind at rest and simply confirm that Scottish fishing and Scottish agriculture will be governed in Scotland after Brexit?

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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

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Home Office
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Cabinet Office
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Passports: British Nationals Abroad
  • Israel: Palestinians
  • Carer's Allowance: Scotland
  • Duchy of Lancaster
  • Jobcentres: Edinburgh

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committee on Privileges (since 28 Oct 2015)
  • Member, Committee on Standards (since 9 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (since 20 May 2015)

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  • Has spoken in 59 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Tommy Sheppard’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 47 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 66.81% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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") 89 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Mar 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for opinion surveys:
Payment of £200 expected for survey undertaken on 11 July 2016. Hours: 1 hr. Payment to be donated to charity. (Registered 27 July 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Fateh Movement UK Branch
Address of donor: 5 Galena Rd, London W6 0LT

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights £350, accommodation £300, total £650

Destination of visit: Jerusalem and the West Bank

Date of visit: 14-18 February 2016

Purpose of visit: fact-finding political delegation to Israel and the West Bank.

(Registered 14 March 2016)
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. This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 3 May 2016. Paragraph 16 of Chapter 4 of the 2015 Guide to the Rules refers. (Registered 19 February 2016)
Until March 2016, the George Street Festival Ltd; a company which did not trade and is now dissolved. This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 3 May 2016. Paragraph 16 of Chapter 4 of the 2015 Guide to the Rules refers. (Registered 03 May 2016)

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