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  • Petition: Morningside Post Office

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    Response from Margot James MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,... Read More

  • EU (Withdrawal) Bill

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    Recently MPs voted on whether to allow the Government’s EU (Withdrawal) Bill to progress to committee stage. The Government won... Read More

  • Wear It Pink

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    I dressed in pink to lend my support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink “Wear it Pink”,... Read More

  • Keep Pubs Afloat

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    I joined with representatives of the UK's beer drinkers, pub goers, brewers and publicans to urge the Chancellor to keep... Read More

  • Sick Kids: Community Bid Refused

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    Marchmont and Sciennes Development Trust and Marchmont and Sciennes Community Council have been working tirelessly to develop the old Sick... Read More

  • Update: Morningside Post Office

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    Following local speculation that Morningside Crown Post Office staff have been given notice that the Post Office was to shut,... Read More

  • Myanmar

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    We have all been shocked by events in Myanmar over recent months.  I spoke at a vigil outside the Scottish... Read More

  • Local Meetings

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    Edinburgh Labour’s autumn meeting schedule is going well. Already we have had packed public meetings on Brexit, the Astley Ainslie... Read More

  • Moto Stable

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    Guest Blog by constituent Callum McPherson:

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  • Cancer Research- My pledge to help beat cancer

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    This month I pledged my support to help Cancer Research UK save more lives in Edinburgh South and across the... Read More

  • Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

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    There is a staggering amount of money lost on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) every year. In Edinburgh South £1,873,296... Read More

  • Public Meeting Schedule

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    This autumn your local Labour team will be holding a series of public meetings throughout South Edinburgh. To RSVP please... Read More

  • Delegation from Kyrgyzstan

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    I was delighted to meet with a delegation of politicians from Kyrgyzstan who were in the UK as part of... Read More

  • Inch Parking

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    The eastern side of the Inch has long been plagued by congestion and parking problems. This issue is raised time... Read More

  • Moredunvale Road: Re-opening

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    Residents of Moredun and Craigour will be relieved by the news that Moredunvale Road reopened on... Read More

  • Brexit and Environmental Protections

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    My response to constituents who contacted me about the possible dilution of environmental protections post-Brexit was:

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  • Edinburgh International Festival: 70th Anniversary

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    It was a great privilege to join Speaker of the House, John Bercow, and other colleagues to celebrate the 70th anniversary... Read More

  • I Love Morningside

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    I joined my Labour colleagues Daniel Johnson MSP and Cllr Mandy Watt at an event organised by “I Love Morningside”... Read More

  • Parking Survey Analysis: The Inch and Moredun/Craigour

    The parking situation in the Inch is becoming untenable. Due to the Royal Infirmary and the new Sick Kids Hospital more and more hospital... Read More

  • Summer Fairs

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    Summer is always a great time to catch up with local school pupils and parents at the various fares and... Read More

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