Damian Green signs Edinburgh and South East Scotland City deal

The First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office, Damian Green signed the City Region Deal for Edinburgh and South East Scotland on behalf of the UK Government today. First Secretary of State Damian Green We asked him for his view on the timetable which has meant that the deal was only just signed in time for the UK Government taking More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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City Region Deal will be on the table later today – for signing!

The First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office, Damien Green, will be visiting Edinburgh today to assist with signing off the City Region Deal which once promised £1 billion of inward investment More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, July 16th, 2017
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Brock questions Mundell’s ‘fortune’ spent on social media advertising

The Scotland Office spent £686,166.29 on its communications team in the last financial year, a jump of just over £250,000 on the previous year, and also incurred expenses of £16,880.82 on social media advertising.  Deidre More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Edinburgh MP raises question over the EU and protected food

Deidre Brock MP for Edinburgh North and Leith has raised the matter of the protected status for foods such as the Arbroath Smokie  and the Stornoway Black Pudding after Brexit. In response to a written question More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
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HMS Queen Elizabeth leaves Rosyth

Following a lengthy process to build her, HMS Queen Elizabeth the first QE Class aircraft carrier left the half-built HMS The Prince of Wales behind and came out of the dockyard to sail into the North Sea for sea More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Deidre Brock MP adds extra surgery this Friday

The newly re-elected MP for Edinburgh North and Leith, Deidre Brock MP,  is holding an extra surgery this Friday at Sainsbury’s in Craigleith. She invites you to go along and tell her about any problems More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
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SNP Westminster group to choose a new leader

Following last week’s General Election Angus Robertson who won the leadership contest only last year was not reelected. This means that the SNP have to select a new Westminster Group Leader. Nominations will More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, June 11th, 2017
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UK Government must not endanger the Good Friday agreement

As MPs return to Westminster for the new parliamentary term there is a lot of dust still to settle. Deidre Brock MP for Edinburgh North and Leith As the Conservative Party did not get an outright majority there More...

By John Preece On Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
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Greens vow to stand up to Trump and the Tories

The Scottish Greens used today (7 June), the final day of General Election campaigning, to knock on as many doors as possible, including the US Consulate in Edinburgh, where two Green candidates delivered a letter More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, June 4th, 2017
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London attack – national political campaigning stops for today

Seven people have died and 48 are reported to be in hospital, some with critical injuries, after what appears to have been a terrorist attack on London Bridge. National political campaigning will cease for today, More...