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Saturday, February 24, 2024

The UK Parliament

Edinburgh MP seeks to change the law and split the Lord...

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Edinburgh South West MP Joanna Cherry, KC, is to introduce a Private Member's Bill at Westminster this week to allow changes to be made...

UK Government awards £2 million to King’s Theatre renovation

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The UK Government has awarded £2 million towards the renovation of The King's Theatre which will ensure it becomes fully accessible for the first...

Projections of poppies light up Elizabeth Tower

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Images of falling poppies were projected onto the Elizabeth Tower this evening to mark the 70th anniversary since fighting stopped in the Korean War. Soldiers from...

HS2 cancellation – What does it mean for Scotland?

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In the aftermath of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's speech to the Conservative Party conference, cancelling the extension to the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail...

MP to call for support for bereaved children

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Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine will call on the UK Government on Thursday to develop a new protocol for informing children of bereavement support...

Flynn announces reshuffle of frontbench SNP team

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Edinburgh East MP Tommy Sheppard has been moved into a front bench position by Westminster leader, Stephen Flynn MP.Sheppard will take up responsibility...

Duart Crescent Post Office closure threatened

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There is a new threat that Duart Crescent Post Office could close.Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has written to the UK Post Office,...

Who is Edinburgh’s busiest MP?

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Christine Jardine is Edinburgh and the Lothians’ busiest MP, according to speaking figures released by the House of Commons Library. Ms Jardine has spoken more...

Call for freeze on rail fares

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Liberal Democrat Scotland Spokesperson Christine Jardine has called on The Scottish Government to freeze rail fares for at least the remainder of the year, rather...

Calls for government to get on track with new Winchburgh railway...

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The UK Minister for Levelling Up Rachel Maclean has joined Lothians MSP Sue Webber in calling for a new railway station at Winchburgh.The...

UK Government will “show its support” at the Highland Show

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The UK Government says it will will show its support for Scotland's agricultural, food, drink and farming sectors at the Royal Highland Show which...

Edinburgh East MP holding cost of living event

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Tommy Sheppard MP is hosting a free advice event with local and national organisations to help constituents through the ongoing cost of living crisis.It...

Scotland at the forefront of Labour’s energy plan but Tories not...

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Labour say they have a world leading plan to make Britain a clean energy superpower by 2030, and the plan will be “made in...

Boris Johnson rewards the faithful but SNP want the list scrapped

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Former Conservative Prime Minister, Boris Johnson MP has published his resignation honours list after approval from current Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak.There are rewards for...

Blackford to step down at next election

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Ian Blackford MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber, a former leader of the SNP at Westminster has announced he will step down at the...

Cherry calls for control of student visas to be devolved

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New visa rules for international postgraduate students announced on Wednesday will result in millions of pounds lost to the Edinburgh economy according to the...

More money available for community asset transfers

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The UK Government has topped up the fund available for community asset transfers, raising the cap on available funding for each project from £250,000...

Prime Minister urged to help women judges and prosecutors trapped in...

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Joanna Cherry, KC, MP, met with the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak on Wednesday to push for help to save female Judges and prosecutors trapped...

SNP appoints new auditor as account deadline looms

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The leader of the SNP Humza Yousaf has confirmed the appointment of a new auditor for both the party and the SNP Westminster group's...

King and Queen Consort visit Westminster Hall

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Ahead of the Coronation on Saturday Their Majesties, King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla visited Westminster Hall at the Houses of Parliament on...

Question raised at Westminster over Scottish Government’s international relations

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Today in the House of Commons, SNP MP, Drew Hendry, raised the question of UK government guidance to Scottish Ministers about overseas travel with...

Cherry hits back after appearance at The Fringe cancelled

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Joanna Cherry, KC, MP for Edinburgh South West, was invited to appear at the New Town Theatre on 10 August this year in one...

Midlothian MP criticises Sunak over inflation

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Owen Thompson MP said today Rishi Sunak is ‘utterly failing’ to bring down inflation as it remains at a sky-high level.The latest ONS figures...

Jardine calls for insulation to cut mould and reduce energy bills

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Edinburgh West MP, Christine Jardine, has called on the UK Government to introduce an emergency ten-year programme to insulate every home in the UK....

Westminster Watch

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A quick look at what Edinburgh's MPs were up to in the House of Commons last month.All eyes have been on Holyrood recently, what...

By-election likely as MP watchdog says Margaret Ferrier should be suspended...

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Margaret Ferrier MP should be suspended for 30 days for her breach of Covid rules in 2020, a Commons Standards Committee report into her...

MP invites everyone to Cost of Living event next week

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Tommy Sheppard, MP for Edinburgh East, is hosting a free advice event with key local and national organisations to help constituents through the current...

Jardine’s bill to tackle online abuse against women

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Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has tabled a Bill in the UK Parliament calling for action to tackle online abuse against women and girls,...

Midlothian MP backs the Great Daffodil Appeal

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Owen Thompson MP for Midlothian met with actor Jane Horrocks to give his support to Marie Curie's annual Great Daffodil Appeal.The event at Westminster...

Edinburgh project gets funding boost from UK Government green fund

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Power Enable Solutions Ltd t/a REOptimize Systems in Edinburgh has received £660,854.40 from the UK Government in a round of funding for British entrepreneurs...