Deidre Brock MP

Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North & Leith

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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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 coffee...
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The Yard

The summer recess has given me welcome time to visit lots of places around the constituency - makes a change from being in London four days a week. One of these visits took me The Yard this week. What a smashing place - an outdoor and indoor adventure centre for disabled children and young people on Eyre Place Lane. I had a look round with the...
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Launch of New Town Community Cinema Programme

I'm delighted that Edinburgh's newest cinema is in the constituency - the New Town Community Cinema.  The cinema started last year in the Glasite Meeting House on Barony Street, just off Broughton Street on the edge of the New Town. It's a brilliant way to make creative use of such a beautiful historic building (which is a former pla...
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