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  • Article 50

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    Theresa May has now officially written to the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk to formally trigger Article 50... Read More

  • Westminster Terror Attack

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    Last week constituents will have seen the heinous attack on Westminster Bridge and our Parliament. 50 people were injured and... Read More

  • WASPI March

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    It was a delight to join up with constituents and WASPI campaigners in Westminster to protest against the Government’s unfair... Read More

  • Comic Relief: #bakeamillion

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    I rolled up my sleeves this month to show off my cupcake decorating skills at an event marking Red Nose... Read More

  • South Edinburgh Quakers

    I met with the local Edinburgh South Quakers to talk about issues that are important to them.  We discussed the issue of Yemen and... Read More

  • Liberton High School Sociology Class

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    I joined pupils from Liberton High who are studying inequality in educational outcomes as part of their sociology course. 

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  • Anti-fascist March

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    During the disgraceful white pride march in Edinburgh recently, I joined a counter-demonstration to tell the fascist activists that they... Read More

  • EU Public Meeting

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    This month I hosted a busy Brexit public meeting in the Eric Liddell Centre.

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  • Sky Takeover

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    On 15th December 2016 21st Century Fox reached an agreement with Sky to buy over the company.  I have received... Read More

  • Sick Kids Site: Community Buyout

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    Residents and local groups in Marchmont and Sciennes are using ‘Right to Buy’ legislation to try and ensure the future... Read More

  • Tap into IT

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    I read a very sad statistic recently: GPs estimate that between one and five patients visiting their surgeries every day... Read More

  • Trump state visit

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    Almost 2 million people signed the petition to Read More

  • Refugee Update: Dubs Amendment

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    In a written statement the Government confirmed the UK would stop receiving unaccompanied asylum seeking children through the Dubs amendment.... Read More

  • Personal Independence Payments

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    Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit for people aged between 16 and 64 who, because of a long-term illness... Read More

  • Cyrenians

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    Cyrenians has a long, proud history of helping vulnerable and homeless people on the edge of society. I visited them... Read More

  • Edward and Irwyn- Artisan Chocolatiers

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    I visited local artisan chocolatiers- Edward and Irwyn. The kitchen is located at 21 Morningside Drive and opens its door... Read More

  • Visit to George Heriot’s School

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    I joined students from George Heriot’s Politics and Debating Societies to discuss my life as an MP and how I... Read More

  • EU Update: Article 50 Vote

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    Update on my position on the upcoming vote to trigger Article 50:

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  • Morningside Post Office

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    Locals have been shocked at the announcement that the Post Office on Morningside Road is to be franchised  —  an... Read More

  • Council of Europe

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    In addition to my responsibilities on the Foreign Affairs Committee, I have also been asked to join the Council of... Read More

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