Deidre Brock MP

Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North & Leith

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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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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Career choices and challenges: the culture of casual sexism

I've seen suggestions that there should be more equality training in the workplace and a suggestion that men should routinely be given sensitivity training. The real answer, though, is men should be decent human beings who don't regard women as being worth less than they are. Deidre Brock MP A speech I gave to the CFA UK Scottish Gender Di...
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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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City of Edinburgh Music School must stay open - Brock

Following reports that the City of Edinburgh Music School faces an uncertain future, Deidre Brock MP has written to the Council's Education Committee calling for a rethink and assurances that the specialist service will remain open. The school is based in Flora Stevenson Primary and in Broughton High, in Deidre's constituency of Edinburgh North and...
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