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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 Spokesperson (Constitutional Affairs).

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The people of Edinburgh East have contributed a total of 19,637 signatures to 681 currently open petitions. That's round about average.

Top petitions in Edinburgh East

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    2,322 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  2. Seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
    911 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  3. Do not give consent for another Scottish Independence Referendum
    Opened on Tuesday 26th January 2021
    861 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  4. Tuition Fee Compensation for International Students in UK Universities
    Opened on Tuesday 2nd March 2021
    829 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  5. Do not restrict our rights to peaceful protest.
    Opened on Tuesday 16th March 2021
    741 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  6. FIONA'S LAW - Women should be allowed a yearly Cervical screening
    Opened on Monday 7th September 2020
    714 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  7. Open gyms first as we come out of lockdown & fund a Work Out to Help Out scheme
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    555 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  8. Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    515 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  9. Allow international travel to visit partners and family
    Opened on Tuesday 5th January 2021
    474 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  10. Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    436 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  11. Hold a public inquiry into Government contracts granted during Covid-19
    Opened on Thursday 3rd September 2020
    407 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  12. Reduce University student tuition fees from £9250 to £3000
    Opened on Monday 5th October 2020
    406 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  13. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    388 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  14. Create a Minister for Hospitality in the UK Government
    Opened on Tuesday 6th October 2020
    322 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

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

  16. Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    274 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  17. Make verified ID a requirement for opening a social media account.
    Opened on Friday 5th March 2021
    272 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  18. Make dog theft a specific criminal offence
    Opened on Friday 20th November 2020
    264 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  19. Continue the ban on the use of Neonicotinoids
    Opened on Monday 11th January 2021
    248 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  20. Revoke rules for refusing or cancelling permission to stay for rough sleepers
    Opened on Wednesday 2nd December 2020
    247 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Tuition Fee Compensation for International Students in UK Universities
    Opened on Tuesday 2nd March 2021
    829 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  2. Regulate the sale and advertising of diet products
    Opened on Friday 11th December 2020
    195 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  3. Do not give consent for another Scottish Independence Referendum
    Opened on Tuesday 26th January 2021
    861 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  4. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    2,322 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  5. Consider urgent action to grant specialist vape retailers essential status
    Opened on Thursday 18th February 2021
    182 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  6. Include a BSL interpreter with all televised COVID-19 briefings.
    Opened on Wednesday 13th January 2021
    41 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  7. FIONA'S LAW - Women should be allowed a yearly Cervical screening
    Opened on Monday 7th September 2020
    714 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  8. Seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
    911 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  9. Allow international travel to visit partners and family
    Opened on Tuesday 5th January 2021
    474 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  10. Do not restrict our rights to peaceful protest.
    Opened on Tuesday 16th March 2021
    741 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  11. Revoke rules for refusing or cancelling permission to stay for rough sleepers
    Opened on Wednesday 2nd December 2020
    247 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  12. Open gyms first as we come out of lockdown & fund a Work Out to Help Out scheme
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    555 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  13. Hold a public inquiry into Government contracts granted during Covid-19
    Opened on Thursday 3rd September 2020
    407 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  14. Ban all unpaid work trial periods
    Opened on Monday 14th September 2020
    115 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  15. Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    436 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  16. Extend Youth Mobility Scheme visas to cover for time lost during COVID pandemic
    Opened on Tuesday 24th November 2020
    61 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  17. Fund research for a cure/treatment for abdominal migraines and CVS
    Opened on Tuesday 16th February 2021
    33 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  18. Give consent to any request for a Scottish Independence Referendum
    Opened on Friday 5th February 2021
    40 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  19. Fund additional support for victims of COVID19 racism and anti-racism programmes
    Opened on Friday 12th March 2021
    129 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  20. Stop Increase of NHS surcharge £300 to £470 for all international students
    Opened on Wednesday 23rd September 2020
    11 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

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