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International Women’s Day – Cherry named as one of 100 Women...

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Edinburgh South West MP, Joanna Cherry QC has been chosen as one of 100 Women at Westminster for the third year. Ms Cherry has been...

International Women’s Day – urban planning must get rid of gender...

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Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine presented a Bill to the House of Commons on Tuesday that would increase consideration to remove gender bias from urban planning.   The...

Testing testing – Deidre Brock MP on the new coronavirus regime

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By Deidre Brock MP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith It’s a game we’ve been playing with ourselves for almost two years now, a game called...

Jardine secures promise of medicinal cannabis trial

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Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine today secured a government promise to support trials of medicinal cannabis as an important step towards making it available...

Thompson calls for lifting of visa regulations for Ukrainian refugees

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Owen Thompson MP has called for The UK Government to lift visa restrictions for refugees fleeing from the war in Ukraine. The call comes as...

Council Conservative group leader loses faith in Prime Minister

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The Conservative group leader for The City of Edinburgh Council has said Boris Johnson “can’t carry on as Prime Minister” after he admitted attending...

New Year message from the Prime Minister reminds everyone of the...

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The Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, has recorded a New Year message saying that the British people have "responded heroically" to...

A view from Westminster – Deidre Brock MP

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by Deidre Brock MP The news cycle has been dominated by allegations of multiple parties held at Downing Street and Whitehall departments last year during...

Coronavirus – additional troops drafted in to assist in vaccine response

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An additional 100 Armed Forces personnel have been made available to accelerate the vaccine rollout in Scotland amid the wave of Omicron infections. This brings...

Campaign to save Mavisbank will feature in Westminster debate on Tuesday

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Midlothian MP Brings Save Mavisbank campaign to Westminster.  Owen Thompson MP is today bringing the long-fought campaign to restore Midlothian’s historic Mavisbank House to Westminster....

Tightening of restrictions on using hand held phones while driving

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The UK Government is tightening up restrictions on using hand held phones while driving and has made it illegal to use one in just...

Thompson wants a return to proxy voting at Westminster

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Owen Thompson MP has called for a return to a proxy voting scheme for MPs who cannot attend the House in person for legitimate...

UK Budget on Wednesday – Finance Secretary calls for additional spending

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Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has written to Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak calling for additional spending to support households and businesses who are...

Edinburgh MP supports the Long Live the Local campaign

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Joanna Cherry, QC, MP, pledged her support for the Long Live the Local campaign to help pubs and breweries in Edinburgh recover and thrive. Ms...

Ruth, Baroness Davidson of….

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The Herald's Tom Gordon broke the story this morning that Ruth Davidson has finally chosen her title as a member of the House of...

Murray demands independent Covid inquiry

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Shadow Scottish Secretary, Ian Murray MP, has challenged the UK Government to support a judge-led inquiry into the handling of Covid-19 in Scotland. At Scottish...

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...

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