Prime Minister calls a General Election on 8 June 2017

The Prime Minister Theresa May has unexpectedly announced a snap General Election on 8 June 2017,  six weeks from now and a month after the local elections yet to be held across the UK. The Prime Minister will lodge a motion tomorrow in parliament and, if she gets a two thirds majority, then the election will proceed all within the terms of the Fixed More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Scrap the Rape Clause Demo on Thursday

Tomorrow evening in George Square, Glasgow there will be a protest against the Family Cap and Rape Clause. More details on Facebook here. The protest will be live streamed if you cannot attend. Since 6 April 2017 More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Westminster incident this afternoon – four dead

Earlier today an incident at Westminster has resulted in the deaths of four people, which number includes the attacker, a woman and a police officer. It appears that the police officer may have been stabbed. More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, March 10th, 2017

Tommy Sheppard holding public meeting on Saturday

Edinburgh East MP Tommy Sheppard is hosting a public meeting with panellists Professor Nicola McEwan and journalist Simon Pia to explore what happens next for Scotland as the UK prepares to exit the EU. The meeting More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, March 9th, 2017

The Scottish Brexit question may not be asked

Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday would not confirm she would consult with the Scottish people, and ask the Scottish Parliament to agree, before she changes the Scotland Act after Brexit. In response to a question More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Edinburgh MP wants UK government to change tack on benefits cut

Deidre Brock MP called for a last minute change of heart from the UK Government before a planned £30 a week cut to disability benefits comes into force in April. Ms Brock joined disabled people and campaigners More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Edinburgh MP calls for clarity on Redford Barracks

In a major Westminster parliamentary debate about the Defence estate Joanna Cherry QC MP for Edinburgh South West has called on the UK Government to provide clarity and reassurance following their proposals to More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

All Edinburgh MPs vote against Brexit bill

Edinburgh Members of Parliament have been unanimous in their opposition to the Brexit bill otherwise known more formally as the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. The bill was approved by Westminster More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, January 1st, 2017

Happy New Year messages from the Prime Minister and First Minister

Photo of the Edinburgh New Year fireworks by Mark Brown First of all Prime Minister Theresa May explains that we have made a momentous decision and set ourselves in a new direction. She says in the video below: More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, December 9th, 2016

Edinburgh West MP moves the House of Commons to tears with rape account

Michelle Thomson MP for Edinburgh West made a contribution to the UN International Day debate yesterday at Westminster on the subject of Violence against Women, which brought some members to tears. She related her More...