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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Stop the penalties for postal bills - Brock

Deidre Brock MP has called for consumers to keep the right to choose between paper and digital data without extra charges being applied.Deidre is hosting an event for the campaign 'Keep me Posted' at Westminster today (Wednesday), a coalition of charities, interest groups and businesses including support from Age Scotland, Dyslexia Scotland, Carers...
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Celebrating Stockbridge

​There was an impressive turnout for the 'Celebrating Stockbridge' event last week at the Lifecare Centre - marking 100 years of history in this vibrant corner of the town.I spoke to Su Millar the Chief Exec of Lifecare who was blown away by the numbers - she was kept her very busy trying to supply the many with teas and coffees...
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Community projects in Leith get funding boost

I'm delighted to hear that two fantastic local charities - the Citadel Youth Centre and The Living Memory Association - have been awarded grants from the Big Lottery Fund.The Citadel Youth Centre has worked with children and young people in Leith since 1980. Manager Willy Barr (who has been there almost as long :)) and his team do...
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The wounds from relentless austerity measures

The Chancellor calls the cuts "difficult decisions" yet he looks like a man who has lost no sleep over them. Deidre Brock MP This is an article I wrote about the impact of austerity measures on provision of social care services. It was published in Politics First magazine, where it's also available online.   &...
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