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. Around twenty other people have been injured in what the police are describing as a terror attack. All Edinburgh MPs have used Twitter to More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, March 10th, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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Finance Minister demands more investment ahead of the Autumn Statement

The Chancellor Philip Hammond will rise later today to make his first Autumn Statement in the House of Commons. Ahead of that Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP has written to Mr Hammond asking that he ends austerity More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, October 24th, 2016
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University of Edinburgh Principal feels snubbed by UK Government

Sir Tim O’Shea who is the Principal of the University of Edinburgh gave evidence earlier today to the Scottish Affairs Committee at Westminster. During the meeting he said that he was ‘jolly annoyed’ More...