Deidre Brock MP

Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North & Leith

UK GENERAL ELECTION CALLED – CHANCE FOR PUBLIC TO GIVE VERDICT ON TORY GOVERNMENT

Responding to the Prime Minister's decision to call an early General Election, Deidre Brock MP said:"The election gives the public the chance to give their verdict on the UK Tory Government. Voters across Scotland will be able to make it clear what they think of the callous treatment Theresa May and her Government have handed out to people who are ...
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SNP MPs HARDEST WORKING IN PARLIAMENT IN 2016

New figures have revealed Scottish National Party MPs were the hardest working in the UK Parliament during 2016 with higher levels of participation. SNP MPs spoke in an average of 64 debates last year, significantly more than Labour and Tory MPs.Data released by the House of Commons Library has also revealed the number of times the word "Scotland" ...
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December Newsletter 2016

Deidre's latest e-newsletter is now available online - click here to read. If you want to receive the newsletter in your in-box then subscribe here.
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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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International Development Question: Human Rights in Malawi

I was alarmed to hear reports that 2 men, Cuthbert Kulemela and Kelvin Gonani, had recently been arrested in Malawi for consensual sex. During parliamentary questions in chamber yesterday I questioned International Development Minister Justine Greening on the UK Government's response to this human rights issue- you can watch the exchange here:...
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Trident debate

I was pleased to have the opportunity to speak against the expensive and unjustifiable folly of renewing Trident during the opposition day debate led by the SNP yesterday. I focussed on criticisms from within the military of these unjustifiable plans to waste billions on weapons of mass destruction.It was dis...
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Northern Ireland Statement

On Tuesday I spoke on behalf of the SNP group in response to the Secretary for State for Northern Ireland Ms Theresa Villier's statement about recent developments in Stormont. This is a difficult situation and I hope all parties can come together in a spirit of compromise and co-operation. The full text of my response can be found here: ...
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