• British Heart Foundation


    This month I met constituent Mark Miller, a researcher at the University of Edinburgh, at a British Heart Foundation parliamentary... Read More

  • Elsie Inglis and the commemoration of women


    This month we have been celebrating the life and legacy of Dr Elsie Inglis.

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  • Scottish Missing People


    This month I was pleased to attended a briefing from Missing People on what policy initiatives should be implemented to... Read More

  • Sentient Animals


    Following confusion over the Government's recognition for the sentience of animals I wrote to constituents about the matter and Michael... Read More

  • Ban on Neonicotinoids


    Following the announcement that Environment Secretary Michael Gove will ban the use of neonicotinoids I updated constituents from Parliament. This... Read More

  • Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe


    This Month's update on the case of UK citizen Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe who is currently in jail in Iran on trumped... Read More

  • November EU Update


    This month’s Brexit update went out to almost 2,000 constituents in Edinburgh South. Full... Read More

  • Remembrance Sunday 2017


    I was pleased to attend the annual Hearts Remembrance Sunday vigil at Haymarket.

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  • Christmas Card Competition 2017


    This year, my Christmas card was designed by: Katherine Proudler, Primary 4G pupil from Buckstone Primary School.

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  • Burdiehouse Burn Valley Clean-up


    I was pleased to help out with a bit of woodland management with Friends of Burdiehouse Burn Valley Park Nature... Read More

  • Moredun Scotmid and Post Office


    Residents in Moredun will be very disappointed that the Scotmid on Moredun Park Road has been temporarily shut.

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  • Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals


    I was delighted to spend the day with a Rescue Officer at the SSPCA.

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  • Inch Post Office


    Residents in the Inch will be aware that the Post Office on Walter Scott Avenue has been... Read More
  • Votes at 16


    I believe that a healthy democracy relies on the active participation of all citizens. Too many people feel isolated from... Read More

  • Universal Credit



    As Universal Credit is rolled out across the country there has been major debate in parliament about the practical... Read More

  • EU Update


    This is a copy of my most recent EU update which was sent to... Read More

  • British Council: Future Leaders


    I met Future Leader Jimmy Paul during a conference addressing major global challenges with young people from around the world.

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  • Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill


    The area covering Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill has been shortlisted for the... Read More

  • Boundary Commission

    The Boundary Commission for Scotland has published its revised proposals. You may remember the initial proposal for South Edinburgh was to create a new... Read More

  • Local Meetings


    Throughout the autumn, the local Labour Party has organised a series of public meetings across the constituency. The topics have... Read More