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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 17,919 signatures to 649 currently open petitions. That's below 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
    2,319 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
    837 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

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

  4. Reform the Gender Recognition Act.
    Opened on Friday 24th July 2020
    495 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
    491 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

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

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

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

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

  10. Limit the Sale and Use of Fireworks to Organisers of Licensed Displays Only
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    362 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

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

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

  13. Prevent any restrictions on those who refuse a Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    312 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

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

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

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

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

  18. Increase funding for research into Endometriosis and PCOS.
    Opened on Wednesday 29th July 2020
    270 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

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

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

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Regulate the sale and advertising of diet products
    Opened on Friday 11th December 2020
    173 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  2. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    2,319 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  14. 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

  15. Increase funding for research into Endometriosis and PCOS.
    Opened on Wednesday 29th July 2020
    270 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

  16. Require negative covid test to enter the UK
    Opened on Wednesday 30th December 2020
    185 signatures so far in Edinburgh East

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

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

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

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

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