Deidre Brock MP

Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North & Leith

Victory for Leithers as Leith Registrars Office stays open

Deidre Brock MP has hailed "victory for the Leithers" over news that Edinburgh Council has backed down over its plans to close Leith Registrars Office, putting them on hold until a public consultation has been held. A petition to save the Registrar gathered 4000 signatures in just a couple of days, showing the massive support from Leithers for the ...
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Summer round-up

The UK Parliament is in the midst of its ridiculously long summer recess (for the non-political geeks, that's the time when parliament doesn't meet). You'd think we had nothing to talk about (what's that Brexit thing again?). I see some Scottish MPs (of the non-SNP variety) were in London for the last chimes of Big Ben – I don't know how they found...
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Speech: Edinburgh Gurdwara

I spoke at the 40th anniversary of Gurdwara on Sunday (March 26). Speaking in the aftermath of the attack at Westminster it was a time to re-inforce the message of 'kinship of all' and celebrate the Sikh community's four decades of contribution to Edinburgh and Leith. You and I and all of our neighbours, whether they live next door or...
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Behind the doors at Custom House

The marvellous old Custom House building has stood proudly at The Shore welcoming ships to Leith since 1812 but in ...
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Leith International Women's Day

Leith has no shortage of inspiring women, not least the legend that is Mary Moriarty! Mary opened proceedings at the third Leith International Women's Day event on Saturday, telling us about some of the local women who inspired her.Held at South Leith Parish Church Hall, this was a really positive multicultural event with lots of performa...
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Homes secured for Lorne Street residents

Commenting on today's announcement that the Agnes Hunter Trust has agreed the sale of their complete portfolio of 92 properties in Lorne Street, Leith to Places for People Scotland, ensuring all residents can stay in their homes, Deidre Brock MP said:-"I'm thrilled to bits to hear this news. What a fantastic day for the tenants of Lorne Street who ...
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The African Business Market

It was a pleasure and an honour to be invited to speak at Sunday's African Business Market (ABM). The market was as much a buzzing social event as it was a showcase for the talented en...
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Leith Decides Voting Launch - Feb 6

On Saturday February 6th voting begins to decide which local projects will receive support from the Leith Neighbourhood Partnership Community Grants Fund.This is the 6th year of the innovative 'Leith Decides' scheme which involves local people in decision-making on public money spent in the community.There are 36 projects in the runnin...
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Get a "#Burnsie" on Bernard Street!

It's an incredible fact that there are more statues of Robert Burns around the world than any other non-religious figure except Columbus and Queen Victoria... To celebrate this, a collage of photos of people posing next to Burns' statues around the globe is being collated as part of the Scottish Government's 'Winter...
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Members wanted for Leith Central Community Council

​Nominations are now open for places on Leith Central Community Council. This is a great opportunity to represent the community and help influence the decision making process. You can read more about the work of community councils here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20133/community_planning/730/community_councils​If you want ...
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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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Launch of "Christmas in Leith"

Despite the rain pelting down the kids from Lorne Primary were in great voice yesterday at the launch of Leith Festival's "Christmas in Leith", and certainly got us in the festive spirit. They sang a selection of Christmas son...
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Commemorative carriage honours victims of Quintinshill

Edinburgh North and Leith MP Deidre Brock has welcomed the dedication of a newly restored Victorian railway carriage to the victims of the Quintinshill Rail Disaster of 1915. At an Armistice Day Ceremony in Nottingham today (11/11/15) a commemorative plaque was unveiled on a replica carriage, restored by the GCR Trust Rolling Stock.Ms Brock tabled ...
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