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Edinburgh East MP raises death row plight of Mohammad Asghar

There was an exchange between Edinburgh East MP Sheila Gilmore and the Prime Minister at Westminster yesterday during which the Edinburgh East MP called for the UK Government to intervene in the case of...

MP Sheila Gilmore welcomes review of benefits

Edinburgh East MP and Work and Pensions Select Committee member Sheila Gilmore today welcomed the publication of an independent review of the test for the main sickness and disability benefit, but called on the...

Edinburgh MP joins AIDS activists to praise government’s £1bn pledge to Global Fund

Edinburgh East MP Sheila Gilmore  this week joined UK, international and student activists at a STOPAIDS parliamentary event to mark the 25th World AIDS Day on 1st December.She showed her support for the UK’s...

Edinburgh MP Sheila Gilmore backs HS2

Edinburgh East MP Sheila Gilmore today reiterated her backing for High Speed Two, emphasising that passengers in Scotland will benefit from reduced journey times immediately.This followed her submitting her response to the consultation on...

Edinburgh MP wants a U-turn on bedroom tax

SCOTS SECRETARY URGED TO U-TURN ON BEDROOM TAXEdinburgh East MP and Work and Pensions Select Committee member Sheila Gilmore today urged Scottish Secretary Michael Moore to u-turn on the bedroom tax. At Westminster yesterday Sheila Gilmore...

Concern grows over the future of Castlebrae High

Politicians from across the political spectrum have called on Edinburgh City Council to reconsider plans to close Castlebrae High School. Councillors on the education committee had been expected to approve plans to start a formal...

MP backs calls for meeting with Transport Minister

 MP for Edinburgh East Sheila Gilmore has joined calls led by Edinburgh Labour for an urgent meeting between the City of Edinburgh Council and Transport Minister Keith Brown MSP following changes to the Scottish...

Edinburgh MP wants Government action on Aids

Speaking on World Aids Day Edinburgh East MP Sheila Gilmore has welcomed Shadow International Development Secretary Ivan Lewis MP’s commitment to keep the pressure on the Government to provide leadership in the global fight...

Court ruling on greenbelt welcomed by Edinburgh MP

Sheila Gilmore, MP for Edinburgh East has welcomed a Court of Session ruling to reassess plans to build over greenbelt. Two greenbelt sites at Newcraighall, East Edinburgh were identified in 2009 by the City of...


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