Deidre Brock MP

Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North & Leith

My Working Week

The Brexit Bourach continues! The Tory Brexiteers were huffing and puffing and looking pretty glum as they suffered a bit of a blow this week! They didn't want parliament to have a legal right to scrutinise and vote on the final Brexit deal, but they lost the vote on 'Amendment 7' - which was backed by the SNP - by 309 to 305...
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Friends of Starbank Park shortlisted for award

Deidre Brock MP congratulated Friends of Starbank Park on being shortlisted for the Friends Group of the Year Award - the only Scottish park on the shortlist.The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Lords Cricket Ground Wednesday evening (29 November).Deidre said:-"Congratulations to the Friends of Starbank Park for being the only Scottish gro...
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Supermarket surgery this Thursday

Since I'm back in Edinburgh a little earlier than normal I've added an extra surgery this week. I'll be at Sainsbury's café in Craigleith Retail Park from 11am-12noon. Come along and say hello if you live in the area and let me know if there's anything I can help you with. All my regular and 'pop-up' surgeries are listed on the calendar o...
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Traidcraft Big Brew

It's Fairtrade Fortnight, and this Friday and Saturday I attended two 'Tradecraft Big Brew' fundraising events in north Edinburgh, where copious amounts of coffee, tea and delicious home baking was consumed.All the goods were fair trade and all the money raised was to help lift people out of poverty in rural Africa, where 70% of people depend on ag...
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Supermarket Surgery - come meet your MP

I'm having a 'pop-up' surgery on the morning of Friday October 28, between 10 and 11 at Sainsbury's Café, in Craigleith Retail Park. All constituents are welcome to come along, say hello and raise any concerns with me. No need for an appointment, just drop by.
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Granton walled garden

The lost walled garden of Granton Castle is a secret gem of the area. Dating back to late medieval times, when it was a hunting lodge for James IV, it's now the oldest undeveloped walled garden in the city. The walled garden was lov...
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The Yard

The summer recess has given me welcome time to visit lots of places around the constituency - makes a change from being in London four days a week. One of these visits took me The Yard this week. What a smashing place - an outdoor and indoor adventure centre for disabled children and young people on Eyre Place Lane. I had a look round with th...
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