Deidre Brock MP

Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North & Leith

Some facts about today's debate on abortion in Northern Ireland

There was a debate in the House of Commons today about abortion in Northern Ireland. In the middle of some people hoping to secure rights to abortion for women in Northern Ireland and some people playing politics with the issue a lot of truth was lost so I thought it worthwhile writing up a few points. Firstly, today wasn't a debate that could repe...
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Woman and Work Debate

Dignity at work for women everywhere should be one of our core demands in politics. This is not about women getting a special deal; it is about dignity and respect. Deidre Brock MP During a debate on 'Women and Work', Deidre points out a few areas where the UK Government are missing opportunities to break down barriers for women. Full transcript of...
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DUP DEAL MUST BE TRANSPARENT

Commenting on the UK government's attempts to establish a "confidence and supply deal" with the DUP, SNP MP and Northern Ireland spokesperson Deidre Brock said: "It is an absolute shambles that the Tories claimed to have struck a formal deal with the DUP, only to now admit that no such deal was in place. Theresa May's government is in absolute chao...
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International Women's Day 2016

My speech for International Women's Day Debate 2016. You can watch my contribution - and the rest of the debate - here: http://goo.gl/C4IHcr INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2016 We are just less than one month short of the one hundred and fifth anniversary of Emily Wilding Davison's night in the undercroft here. In and of itself that actio...
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Scotland Bill debated at Westminster

The Scotland Bill went through its final stages in the House of Commons in a rushed debate on Monday afternoon. The SNP MPs put down a number of amendments designed to bring the Bill closer to what was propose by the Smith Commission. Sensible proposals on devolving powers on tax credits, industrial relations and workers' rights were all rejec...
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