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  • Brexit Update 17: EU (Withdrawal) Bill Amendments

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    My update sent to constituents on 12th June 2018 regarding the EU (Withdrawal) Bill and Lords amendments:

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  • FASC St Andrews

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    This month, as part of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee roadshow series, we travelled to St Andrews. The purpose of these events is to hear... Read More

  • Bahrain Ambassador

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    As part of my role on the Foreign Affairs Select Committee I was pleased to meet the Ambassador of Bahrain.

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  • Gaza border conflict

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    I am shocked and appalled by the violence that we have seen on the Israel-Gaza border. The loss of life and the large number of... Read More

  • Fur Free Britain

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    In 2000, the UK was the first country in Europe to ban fur farming when the breeding and slaughter of animals for the value of... Read More

  • Young Cardiac Arrest

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    Twelve young people die suddenly every week due to cardiac arrest.

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  • Brexit Public Meeting

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    This month Daniel Johnson and I hosted a jam-packed Brexit public meeting. We were delighted to be joined by Professor Nicola McEwan of the University... Read More

  • St Peter’s PTA Fair Duck Race

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    The annual St Peter’s Duck Race was a huge success.  Not only did it raise much needed resources for the school but everyone had a... Read More

  • Grange Fair

    The annual Grange Fair is growing year on year.  The sun shone again this year and everyone had a fantastic time.  It also highlights how popular local road closures can... Read More

  • Craigour Primary School

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    It was a pleasure to join pupils at Craigour Primary School to learn about their efforts to reduce plastic and paper consumption at the school.

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  • Edinburgh South CFC

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    I was pleased to meet with Paul Doig, the new community coach at Edinburgh South Community Football Club.

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  • Syria

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    For almost one hundred years the world has been united in universal abhorrence at the use of chemical weapons.  They are banned under international law.... Read More

  • Windrush

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    The Windrush Generation were invited here as citizens to rebuild our country in the post-War period, and have lived and worked here for decades, paying... Read More

  • Brexit: People's Vote

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    The Government are now negotiating with the EU on the post-Brexit relationship. These negotiations are of paramount importance and I believe the public should have... Read More

  • SGN Gas replacement works - The Grange

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    Scottish Gas Network will soon be replacing existing metal gas mains with modern plastic pipe in the Grange. If left undisturbed,  the new plastic pipe... Read More

  • Edinburgh South Post Offices

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    Whilst I am delighted Moredun Post Office has finally reopened, there are still serious concerns over the future of branches at the Inch and Buckstone.

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  • Guardwell Crescent – gas installation fault

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    I have recently been contacted by residents of Guardwell Crescent in relation to a significant defect with the gas installation found at several properties on... Read More

  • Liberton High School Sociology 2018

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    I was delighted to meet with a group of senior sociology students to discuss the role of an MP and how I got into politics.

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  • Refugee Reunification Bill

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    This month a Private Members Bill brought forward by Angus MacNeil MP passed its second reading in Parliament.

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  • British Kebab Awards

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    This year Javit’s in Gilmerton were nominated in the Chef of the Year category for this year’s British Kebab Awards. Well done to all the... Read More

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