The UK Parliament

Thompson talks farming at PMQs

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Owen Thompson the MP for Midlothian told the Prime Minister today that the trade deal the UK has agreed with Australia will put Scottish...

State Opening of Parliament 2021

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The formal start to a year in parliament is marked with the State Opening and the Queen's Speech. This year it takes place today,...

New UK Covid testing site now open at the Jack Kane

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Today a new walk-through Covid-19 testing centre has been opened in the shared car park at the Jack Kane Leisure Centre and the Jack...

Joanna Cherry removed from SNP front bench in reshuffle

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Joanna Cherry QC MP has been 'sacked' by Ian Blackford MP and Westminster Leader as the Justice and Home Affairs spokesperson. Tommy Sheppard MP for...

Speaking to Owen Thompson MP

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Speaking to Owen Thompson MP over Zoom for this interview, it was clear that one of the reasons he enjoyed working from home was...

Thompson leads debate on support for small limited companies

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Owen Thompson MP is leading a debate in the House of Commons on Monday calling on the UK Government to provide greater parity in...

Older people urged to check available benefits

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Owen Thompson MP has said that people over pension age would be well advised to check that they are claiming all the grants, benefits...

Whisky industry building back greener with new funding

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Eleven Scottish distilleries and six in England are beginning green innovations with the help of a £10 million UK Government fund. The aim is to...

Jardine wants to talk to Gove about Brexit

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Christine Jardine, MP for Edinburgh West, has asked to take up the offer from Cabinet Minister, Michael Gove to discuss the potential economic impact...

Scots dad wins Sir Keir Starmer backing for vaccine priority for...

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The Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer has given his unequivocal backing to a campaign to secure Covid-19 vaccine priority for terminally ill patients. Sir...

MP offers to help bank find a location in Corstorphine for...

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Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine, has offered to help TSB to find a location in Corstorphine for their mobile banking advisor, following the closure...

Jardine to hold business drop in sessions this week

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Christine Jardine MP, is to host virtual meetings with groups and businesses in her constituency to discuss their concerns about the impact of Covid-19...

Coronavirus – governments planning for Christmas

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The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster held a discussion with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on Saturday to talk about shared arrangements to...

Christmas tree goes up in Westminster

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The UK Parliament's Christmas tree has taken its traditional place in the grounds of the Palace of Westminster. The tree which came from Northumberland’s...

Coronavirus – new walk-in testing centre opens in Leith

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Edinburgh’s newest Covid-19 testing centre opens in Leith today as part of the UK Government’s drive to make testing more accessible to local people. The...

Extension to furlough welcomed – but should go further

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Following the Chancellor's announcement this morning that the UK Government furlough scheme will be extended until March, politicians have reacted in a variety of...

Furlough support for Scotland now confirmed by the Prime Minister

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The Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross says that the Prime Minister confirmed to him that furlough will be available to protect Scottish jobs in...

Lifeline Universal Credit must not be cut

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Owen Thompson MP has called for the £20 per week rise in Universal Credit to be made permanent to help protect from poverty, and...

New Advocate General for Scotland appointed

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Ten Downing Street has announced that  new Advocate General for Scotland will be Keith Stewart, QC. Mr Stewart replaces Lord Keen of Elie, QC, as...

Liberal Democrats push their conference policy on income

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The UK needs the new Beveridge style vision for the Covid crisis which Universal Basic income would provide according to the Liberal Democrats. Christine...

Jardine calls for assurance on jobs in South Queensferry

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Christine Jardine, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson and MP for Edinburgh West, has expressed concern over Progress Rail Services’ announcement that jobs are ‘at...

Jardine calls for an extension to furlough

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Christine Jardine MP, Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesperson has called on the UK Government to extend the furlough scheme “for the struggling tourism sector” until the...

Coronavirus – First Minister’s letter to the Prime Minister suggests four...

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Given the comments over devolved powers in recent days in relation to COBR meetings and also the lack of powers to continued furlough schemes,...

Jardine calls for assurance on jobs and furlough

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Edinburgh West MP and Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesperson Christine Jardine MP said the latest announcement of redundancies in the aviation industry is further evidence...

Thompson demands rejection of UK Government’s ‘attack on devolution’

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Owen Thompson MP called for Scottish politicians from all parties to reject the Internal Market Bill which he says will undermine decisions of the Scottish...

Waspi age ruling could be a setback

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A Court of Appeal decision to reject calls for women’s pension age changes to be reversed has been described by Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine...

Edinburgh West MP demands action over whisky tariffs

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Christine Jardine, the MP for Edinburgh West and the party's Treasury Spokesperson, has called on the Government to do more for the whisky industry...

Midlothian MP criticises Prime Minister for refusing furlough extension

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THOMPSON SLAMS PM FOR TELLING EVENTS SECTOR TO GET BACK INTO WORK  Owen Thompson MP criticised the Prime Minister Boris Johnson today at Prime Minister's...

PODCAST – chatting with Tommy Sheppard MP

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 A chat with Tommy Sheppard MP for Edinburgh East is always a good thing to do.  His view of the world is of course...

Shadow Chancellor says it is all about jobs

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The Shadow Chancellor, Anneliese Dodds MP, visited the Eric Liddell Centre this morning to hear a little about what they do, and how they...

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