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Edinburgh East

Edinburgh East is a constituency in 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 6,525 signatures to 287 currently open petitions. That's above average.

Top petitions in Edinburgh East

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. Call an immediate general election to end the chaos of the current government
    Opened on Thursday 14th July 2022
    2,319 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  2. Include abortion rights in the Bill of Rights
    Opened on Tuesday 5th July 2022
    399 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  3. Update the Equality Act to make clear the characteristic “sex” is biological sex
    Opened on Thursday 20th October 2022
    251 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  4. Make suicide prevention a compulsory part of the school curriculum.
    Opened on Friday 23rd September 2022
    222 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  5. Ban sale of fireworks to the public and limit sales to licensed displays only
    Opened on Monday 23rd May 2022
    203 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  6. Do not sign any WHO Pandemic Treaty unless it is approved via public referendum
    Opened on Tuesday 3rd May 2022
    190 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  7. Increase State pensions to £380 a week, and lower retirement age to 60
    Opened on Monday 6th June 2022
    185 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  8. We call upon the Government to hold a Public Inquiry into the impact of Brexit
    Opened on Friday 18th November 2022
    151 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  9. Limit the shooting season of Woodcock
    Opened on Monday 11th July 2022
    133 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  10. Repeal the current Dangerous Dogs Act and replace with new framework
    Opened on Wednesday 12th October 2022
    119 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  11. Fund 30 hours free childcare from age 1 for families where both parents work
    Opened on Thursday 13th October 2022
    113 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  12. Increase statutory maternity pay in line with cost of living crisis
    Opened on Friday 27th May 2022
    113 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  13. Find the time to take the Kept Animals Bill through Parliament and make it law
    Opened on Thursday 7th July 2022
    106 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  14. Do not reduce staff-child ratios in early years childcare
    Opened on Friday 29th April 2022
    79 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  15. Place a complete ban on the sale and use of disposable BBQ’s in the UK
    Opened on Wednesday 22nd June 2022
    72 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  16. Increase Carer's Allowance to equal 35hrs at National Minimum Wage
    Opened on Wednesday 8th June 2022
    69 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  17. Allow EU nationals to come to the UK to work in hospitality for up to 2 Years
    Opened on Thursday 18th August 2022
    58 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  18. Make swift bricks compulsory in new housing to help red-listed birds
    Opened on Monday 31st October 2022
    57 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  19. Hold a General Election within 100 days of the new PM being appointed
    Opened on Friday 19th August 2022
    52 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  20. Require swimming venues to maintain single-sex or private changing facilities
    Opened on Wednesday 24th August 2022
    50 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Call an immediate general election to end the chaos of the current government
    Opened on Thursday 14th July 2022
    2,319 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  2. Update the Equality Act to make clear the characteristic “sex” is biological sex
    Opened on Thursday 20th October 2022
    251 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  3. Include abortion rights in the Bill of Rights
    Opened on Tuesday 5th July 2022
    399 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  4. Ban sale of fireworks to the public and limit sales to licensed displays only
    Opened on Monday 23rd May 2022
    203 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  5. Grant a Section 30 Order to enable a Scottish Independence Referendum
    Opened on Tuesday 29th November 2022
    27 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  6. Reduce ATAS processing time
    Opened on Tuesday 21st June 2022
    17 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  7. Make suicide prevention a compulsory part of the school curriculum.
    Opened on Friday 23rd September 2022
    222 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  8. Increase statutory maternity pay in line with cost of living crisis
    Opened on Friday 27th May 2022
    113 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  9. Increase State pensions to £380 a week, and lower retirement age to 60
    Opened on Monday 6th June 2022
    185 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  10. We call upon the Government to hold a Public Inquiry into the impact of Brexit
    Opened on Friday 18th November 2022
    151 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  11. Do not sign any WHO Pandemic Treaty unless it is approved via public referendum
    Opened on Tuesday 3rd May 2022
    190 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  12. Require swimming venues to maintain single-sex or private changing facilities
    Opened on Wednesday 24th August 2022
    50 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  13. Limit the shooting season of Woodcock
    Opened on Monday 11th July 2022
    133 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  14. Repeal the current Dangerous Dogs Act and replace with new framework
    Opened on Wednesday 12th October 2022
    119 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  15. Allow EU nationals to come to the UK to work in hospitality for up to 2 Years
    Opened on Thursday 18th August 2022
    58 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  16. Place a complete ban on the sale and use of disposable BBQ’s in the UK
    Opened on Wednesday 22nd June 2022
    72 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  17. Commit to not amending the Equality Act's definition of sex
    Opened on Tuesday 15th November 2022
    41 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  18. Repeal the Gender Recognition Act 2004
    Opened on Thursday 24th November 2022
    20 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  19. Tighter restrictions on companies marketing vape kits at children & young people
    Opened on Monday 4th July 2022
    11 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  20. Increase Carer's Allowance to equal 35hrs at National Minimum Wage
    Opened on Wednesday 8th June 2022
    69 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

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