Joanna Cherry calls for UK government to support victims of human trafficking

Joanna Cherry QC MP for Edinburgh South West and SNP Westminster spokesperson on Justice and Home Affairs, called upon the government to take steps to bring UK law on human trafficking into line with Scots law. Joanna Cherry speaking outside Holyrood last month She pointed out during a debate on Modern Slavery earlier today at Westminster, that in Scotland More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
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Councils must learn lessons about keeping public buildings safe

All councils must learn lessons to maintain the safety of public buildings following Edinburgh school wall collapse In a report out today, the Accounts Commission has pointed out that there are important lessons More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, April 1st, 2018
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Joanna joins the picket line

by Joanna Cherry QC MP for Edinburgh South West. Joanna writes : “Earlier this month I visited a freezing picket line at Heriot Watt University to meet with striking university staff, all affected by the proposed More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, March 29th, 2018
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Government stepping in to help Canal View pupil

Yesterday in Westminster local MP Joanna Cherry QC MP asked the Prime Minister to step in and help a pupil at Canal View Primary School. The school has won the ultimate class trip to Majorca but Mohammed, who came More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
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Edinburgh MP asks PM for help for Syrian boy

Last week we told you the great news about Canal View who have won the class trip of a lifetime to Majorca with Jet2 Holidays. One of the pupils in the class at Canal View is a Syrian refugee who has been told by More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
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Jardine’s survey shows support for restrictions on night flights

Christine Jardine MP for Edinburgh West tells us that she conducted a survey on night flights and the results are clear. There is overwhelming support for some kind of restriction on night time flights with 71 % More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
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Jardine welcomes delays in branch closures

Late last year the Royal Bank of Scotland announced closure of many branches across Scotland including some in Edinburgh. Today in an apparent U-turn the bank has said it will keep 10 of the branches earmarked for More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, February 2nd, 2018
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Scottish Government deny agreement on amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill

The Secretary of State for Scotland the Rt Hon David Mundell was on BBC Radio Scotland this morning talking about the talks between Westminster and Holyrood concerning the amendments which may be required to the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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Christine Jardine invites WASPI women to attend meeting

Christine Jardine MP will be holding a meeting for WASPI women and those affected by pension reforms at Murrayfield Parish Church on 9 February 2018.   The meeting will allow anyone who has concerns to discuss More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
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Vote on EU Withdrawal Bill – Clause 11 amendment rejected

The vote at Westminster this evening on the EU Withdrawal Bill has not pleased The Scottish Government who regard it as a power grab by the UK Government. The SNP have claimed that there is a total of 111 powers More...