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Helpline becomes free amid cross-party calls to halt Universal Credit

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions David Gauke has today announced DWP customer telephone lines will be changed to Freephone numbers. This announcement was made today while the debate on Universal Credit is proceeding in the Commons. You can watch the proceedings here. Universal Credit customer telephone lines will be the first to More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Jardine now LibDem Scottish Affairs spokesman

 Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has, today been announced as the new Scottish Affairs spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats at Westminster.   Following the announcement, Ms Jardine said: “I am thrilled More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Deidre Brock has secured an adjournment debate today

Edinburgh North and Leith MP Deidre Brock has secured an adjournment debate at Westminster on Thursday afternoon. This comes after the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) which published More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, September 7th, 2017
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Jardine demands meeting over flightpaths

MP for Edinburgh West Christine Jardine has asked the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for an urgent meeting to discuss Edinburgh Airport’s latest proposals on flightpath changes, particularly effecting communities More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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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 More...

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...

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