Deidre Brock MP

Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North & Leith

Dr Elsie Inglis - a story that deserves to be told

The grit and passion this woman and her colleagues showed in standing up to the prevailing attitudes to women  and driving their plans forward regardless remain an inspiration to us all. Deidre Brock MP To commemorate 100 years since the death of Edinburgh hero, Dr Elsie Inglis, I spoke in today's debate about her legacy and the ...
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DUP DEAL MUST BE TRANSPARENT

Commenting on the UK government's attempts to establish a "confidence and supply deal" with the DUP, SNP MP and Northern Ireland spokesperson Deidre Brock said: "It is an absolute shambles that the Tories claimed to have struck a formal deal with the DUP, only to now admit that no such deal was in place. Theresa May's government is in absolute cha...
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International Women's Day 2016

My speech for International Women's Day Debate 2016. You can watch my contribution - and the rest of the debate - here: http://goo.gl/C4IHcrINTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2016We are just less than one month short of the one hundred and fifth anniversary of Emily Wilding Davison's night in the undercroft here.In and of itself that action w...
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LGBT History Month

Lots of interesting projects going on for LGBT History Month which starts today. One local event which caught my eye was the Leith based social history charity Living Memory Association working with LGBT Youth Scotland to help uncover the histories of Edinburgh's LGBT communities. You are invited to take photos to s...
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Deidre marks Holocaust Memorial Day

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, Edinburgh North and Leith MP Deidre Brock signed the Holocaust Educational Trust's Book of Commitment, honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust, and paying tribute to the extraordinary survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people.Holocaust Memorial Day falls on the date of the libe...
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BROCK CALLS FOR FAIRNESS FOR WOMEN IN PENSION REFORMS

Deidre Brock MP (Edinburgh North and Leith) has called for a fairer deal for women born in the 1950s who have been disproportionately affected by state pension reforms. Ms Brock was speaking in support of the WASPI campaign (women against state pension inequality) during a backbench parliamentary debate on the effect of the equalisation of state pe...
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Women in Parliament

At a recent 'women in parliament' event, I was surprised to learn that there are more male MPs in the current UK parliament than there have been women MPs in the whole of history. I'm number 416 (by election date and swearing in order) of a grand total of 450 women MPs so far and only one Prime Minister!  In Edinburgh things are m...
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