Tommy Sheppard

Category: Parallel session

Biography

Tommy Sheppard MP was elected as the SNP MP for Edinburgh East in May 2015. Prior to this Tommy ran the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh which he started as a hobby and turned into a successful business. However Tommy has a longstanding, active political background. He held office in the National Union of Students, was formerly a Labour councillor in London and moved back to Scotland having been appointed under leader John Smith, to be a full-time organiser for the Labour Party. Under Tony Blair, Tommy describes the Labour Party as having left him. In September 2014, after spending two years working on the Yes campaign, he finally joined the SNP. His particular political interests include human rights, Palestine, anti-poverty, electoral reform and equality issues. Tommy is the SNP’s spokesperson on the Cabinet Office.

Links

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