Tommy Sheppard

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland)

Scottish National Party MP for Edinburgh East

@tommysheppard https://facebook.com/TommySheppardSNP

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Your MP (Tommy Sheppard) represents you, and all of the people who live in Edinburgh East, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

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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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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
  • 11 Downing Street: Repairs and Maintenance
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Refugees: Children
  • Fort Kinnaird: Sales

Currently held offices

  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland) (since 4 Sep 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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Last updated: 18 Mar 2024.

1. Employment and earnings
From 7 July 2023, I write a fortnightly column for the Sunday National, Newsquest Herald & Times Group, 200 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 3QB. The first column was published on 23 July 2023. Until further notice, I receive a fortnightly payment of £150. All payments will be donated to charity. Hours: 3 hrs a fortnight. (Registered 28 July 2023)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Centre for Turkey Studies and Development
Address of donor: 239-241 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5QU
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket (unused) to the Turkish Restaurant and Takeaway Awards, value £60
Date received: 21 February 2023
Date accepted: 21 February 2023
Donor status: company, registration 07512777
(Registered 13 March 2023)
Name of donor: Centre for Turkey Studies and Development
Address of donor: 239-241 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5QU
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket to the British Kebab Awards, value £360
Date received: 28 February 2023
Date accepted: 28 February 2023
Donor status: company, registration 07512777
(Registered 13 March 2023)
Name of donor: BBC
Address of donor: Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Travel (train and car) and hotel costs associated with appearing on BBC Any Questions, total value £497.79
Date received: 31 March 2023
Date accepted: 31 March 2023
Donor status: company, registration RC000057
(Registered 12 April 2023)
Name of donor: Humanists UK
Address of donor: 39 Moreland Street, London EC1V 8BB
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Guest at a Blackham Society Event - An evening with Jim Al-Khalili, with associated hospitality, total approx. value £100
Date received: 21 March 2023
Date accepted: 21 March 2023
Donor status: other (charity, registration 285987)
(Registered 05 July 2023)
Name of donor: Humanists UK
Address of donor: 39 Moreland Street, London EC1V 8BB
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket for and travel, hotel and hospitality associated with the Humanists UK Conference, total approx. value £485.65
Date received: 9-10 June 2023
Date accepted: 9 June 2023
Donor status: other (charity, registration 285987)
(Registered 05 July 2023)
Name of donor: Humanists UK
Address of donor: 39 Moreland Street, London EC1V 8BB
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Attendance with two members of staff of the Humanists UK Parliamentary Reception, total approx. value £101.20
Date received: 21 June 2023
Date accepted: 21 June 2023
Donor status: other (charity, registration 285987)
(Registered 05 July 2023)
Name of donor: Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Address of donor: 1-3 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QB
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, total value £830
Date received: 14 August 2023
Date accepted: 14 August 2023
Donor status: company, registration 108857
(Registered 18 August 2023)
Name of donor: BBC
Address of donor: Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: BBC Dinner at SNP Party Conference, value £45
Date received: 15 October 2023
Date accepted: 15 October 2023
Donor status: company, registration RC000057
(Registered 27 October 2023)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: APPG on Population, Development and Reproductive Health (PDRH) (sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund)
Address of donor: House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, food, travel and subsistence, value £2,963.04
Destination of visit: Pattaya, Thailand
Dates of visit: 13-18 November 2022
Purpose of visit: APPG on PDRH visit to attend the International Conference on Family Planning.
(Registered 06 December 2022; updated 15 August 2023)
Name of donor: APPG on Population, Development and Reproductive Health (PDRH) (sponsored by the European Parliamentary Forum on Reproductive Rights)
Address of donor: House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights (£1,923), hotel (£964), other travel (£75), dinners and misc (£135), and per diem expenses (£175), total value £3,272
Destination of visit: Kigali and Mahama Camp, Rwanda
Dates of visit: 14-21 July 2023
Purpose of visit: To attend Women Deliver Conference, Kigali, Rwanda and Mahama refugee camp as part of a delegation from the APPG on PDRH.
(Registered 11 August 2023)
Name of donor: APPG on Population, Development and Reproductive Health (PDRH) (sponsored by the European Parliamentary Forum on Reproductive Rights)
Address of donor: House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flight and visa (£1,421.89); accommodation (£296.38); other travel (£242.56); per diem, food and drinks (£217.70); and misc costs (£23.25); total value £2,201.78
Destination of visit: Tanzania and Zanzibar
Dates of visit: 10-17 February 2024
Purpose of visit: Study tour on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and International Development.
(Registered 26 February 2024)
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)
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)
On 20 June 2022, I established a crowdfund to support an ongoing legal dispute with the Cabinet Office. Total value of the crowdfund £9,110. Costs paid to legal representatives to date £8,632 including £132 for room hire. (Registered 30 January 2023; updated 23 November 2023)

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