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Edinburgh East

Edinburgh East is a constituency in City of Edinburgh, Scotland. The seat has been held by Tommy Sheppard (Scottish National Party) since May 2015.

Current MP

Name: Tommy Sheppard

First elected: 2015-05-07

Party: Scottish National Party

Tommy Sheppard is the Scottish National Party MP for Edinburgh East, and has been an MP continuously since 7 May 2015. He currently undertakes the role of Shadow SNP Leader of the House of Commons.

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The people of Edinburgh East have contributed a total of 14,521 signatures to 544 currently open petitions. That's round about average.

Top petitions in Edinburgh East

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. Reimburse all students of this year’s fees due to strikes and COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 23rd March 2020
    1,042 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  2. Teach Britain's colonial past as part of the UK's compulsory curriculum
    Opened on Wednesday 10th June 2020
    910 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  3. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    508 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  4. Reform the Gender Recognition Act.
    Opened on Friday 24th July 2020
    482 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  5. Require universities to partially refund tuition fees for 20/21 due to Covid-19
    Opened on Wednesday 29th July 2020
    396 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  6. Offer more support to the arts (particularly Theatres and Music) amidst COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 15th June 2020
    358 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  7. Omit the NHS from any future trade deal with the US
    Opened on Monday 11th May 2020
    354 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  8. Extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 20th April 2020
    330 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  9. Award all Nursing Staff in the NHS a pay rise of 10% backdated to 1 April 2020
    Opened on Friday 29th May 2020
    314 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  10. Let Us Dance - Support nightclubs, dance music events and festivals
    Opened on Thursday 30th July 2020
    305 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  11. Lower university tuition fees for students until online teaching ends
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    301 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  12. Allow Salons and Tattoo parlors to open at same time as hairdressers
    Opened on Thursday 25th June 2020
    300 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  13. Add education on diversity and racism to all school curriculums
    Opened on Wednesday 10th June 2020
    259 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  14. Require councils to suspend council tax payments during the coronavirus outbreak
    Opened on Thursday 26th March 2020
    239 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  15. Broker a ceasefire for all sides in Yemen to carry out humanitarian aid
    Opened on Thursday 16th July 2020
    236 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  16. Do not ban gender transition treatments for under 18s
    Opened on Friday 3rd July 2020
    230 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  17. Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases
    Opened on Wednesday 12th August 2020
    197 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  18. Coronavirus Support Package for Directors / Shareholders of small Limited Co's.
    Opened on Friday 3rd April 2020
    176 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  19. One-off Grant To Be Paid To Anyone Who Has Not Benefited From A Covid-19 Scheme
    Opened on Wednesday 3rd June 2020
    172 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  20. Extend furlough scheme for theatre and live music industry.
    Opened on Monday 7th September 2020
    167 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Teach Britain's colonial past as part of the UK's compulsory curriculum
    Opened on Wednesday 10th June 2020
    910 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  2. Reimburse all students of this year’s fees due to strikes and COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 23rd March 2020
    1,042 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  3. Reform the Gender Recognition Act.
    Opened on Friday 24th July 2020
    482 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  4. Allow Salons and Tattoo parlors to open at same time as hairdressers
    Opened on Thursday 25th June 2020
    300 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  5. Extend proposed Graduate visa route to 2019-20 batch of students due to COVID19
    Opened on Friday 15th May 2020
    143 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  6. Omit the NHS from any future trade deal with the US
    Opened on Monday 11th May 2020
    354 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  7. Do not ban gender transition treatments for under 18s
    Opened on Friday 3rd July 2020
    230 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  8. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    508 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  9. Award all Nursing Staff in the NHS a pay rise of 10% backdated to 1 April 2020
    Opened on Friday 29th May 2020
    314 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  10. Add education on diversity and racism to all school curriculums
    Opened on Wednesday 10th June 2020
    259 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  11. Require universities to partially refund tuition fees for 20/21 due to Covid-19
    Opened on Wednesday 29th July 2020
    396 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  12. Offer more support to the arts (particularly Theatres and Music) amidst COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 15th June 2020
    358 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  13. Extend furlough scheme for theatre and live music industry.
    Opened on Monday 7th September 2020
    167 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  14. Let Us Dance - Support nightclubs, dance music events and festivals
    Opened on Thursday 30th July 2020
    305 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  15. One-off Grant To Be Paid To Anyone Who Has Not Benefited From A Covid-19 Scheme
    Opened on Wednesday 3rd June 2020
    172 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  16. Lower university tuition fees for students until online teaching ends
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    301 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  17. Remove the 50% earnings barrier so all self employed workers to receive support.
    Opened on Friday 3rd April 2020
    82 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  18. Require councils to suspend council tax payments during the coronavirus outbreak
    Opened on Thursday 26th March 2020
    239 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  19. Provide COVID19 financial assistance only to companies paying UK corporation tax
    Opened on Wednesday 8th April 2020
    65 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  20. Hold a referendum on English independence from the UK
    Opened on Tuesday 19th May 2020
    59 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

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