Deidre Brock MP

Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North & Leith

MY WORKING WEEK JUL 10-14

            July 10 – 14Social MobilityI'm the SNP's Fair Employment spokesperson so I took part in a debate on social mobility policy this week. Tory and Labour governments have both failed people badly here – that's the conclusion of work by the Social Mobility Commission who I think will not...
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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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Civil Liberties: I Will Dance to Tom Paine's Bones

This article first appeared in The Leither magazineI sometimes get a bit lost finding my way around Westminster – I may have been working there for a couple of years but it's still a really weird place and it's easy to lose your bearings. I got lost one Monday afternoon recently and needed some help. There was, fortunately, a helpful policeman near...
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Supporting our creatives

As some of you know, I've got a bit of a background in the creative sector, both in my earlier career as a professional actor then later – with my political hat on – as Convener of Culture and Sport at the City of Edinburgh Council, where I was responsible for delivering projects from the Assembly Rooms refurbishment to the Glenogle Baths restorati...
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Expectant mums - make sure you sign up for new baby box

Edinburgh North and Leith MP Deidre Brock is encouraging all expectant mums with a baby due on or after August 15 to make sure they register for the new Scottish Government baby box scheme. They can sign up to receive the baby box at their next midwife's appointment.The boxes are packed with around 40 useful items for a newborn ...
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