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Mr Tommy SHEPPARD

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Substitute
Deputy
Scottish National

House of Commons
GB - SW1A OAA - London
United Kingdom

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2022 , 2021 , 2020 , 2019 , 2018

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group since 24/11/2017

In the Assembly

  • since 24/11/2017 Substitute - United Kingdom

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (since 25/01/2018)
  • Alternate of Sir Tony LLOYD (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 26/06/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Conor MCGINN (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 27/01/2020 to 04/06/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Phil WILSON (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 24/11/2017 to 26/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Hannah BARDELL (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 24/11/2017)
  • Alternate of Ms Hannah BARDELL (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Human Rights (since 22/03/2021)
  • Alternate of Ms Hannah BARDELL (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 25/01/2018 to 24/01/2021)

Interventions

Last speeches

22/06/2022 | 11:13:45 Thank you, Madam Chair. I am grateful for the opportunity to speak in support of this report and to add my voice to calls for greater action to be taken to combat antisemitism across our continent. It is true of course that we must never forget the Holocaust, but we must also be clear that this is not just a historic problem. This is happening right here, right now, in the communities across our nation states. It is a particularly pernicious philosophy because not only does it manifest in... 26/04/2022 | 18:35:25 Thank you Ms President. Capitalism creates inequality. I say that not as a judgment but as a matter of fact. That means that those of us concerned with framing public policy to reduce inequality and eradicate poverty need to be concerned first and foremost with the mitigation and regulation of the economy. Now perhaps, the greatest instrument of mitigation available to any of our states is that of taxation, where we collect resources from private individuals and corporations and we deploy... 28/01/2020 | 17:53:15 Thank you, Madam President. May I begin by congratulating and commending my friend and colleague Lord George FOULKES for a superlative report and say how much I agree with its recommendations. In particular, I agree with the central tenet running through this report, which is that a free press is an essential pillar for the functioning of a proper democratic system. I think there are three main roles that our free press has to play. The first is the provision of unbiased, impartial... 25/06/2019 | 18:18:44 Thank you Chair. Scotland is a relatively small country of just over 5 million people. But every week, in Scotland there are more than one thousand incidents of domestic abuse reported to the police. In more than 80% of these incidents, the victim is a woman. In more than 99% of those cases the perpetrator is a man. So what we have is a systemic, endemic, campaign of violence against women by men in our country. To a greater or lesser degree, that campaign is replicated in every other country... 23/01/2019 | 16:34:56 I fully agree that a free press is an essential prerequisite for a democratic society. By “free”, I mean it should be free to criticise and hold to account those in power and should have an obligation to provide the fullest information to citizens so that they can make informed choices. But what do we do when the press is free but nor fair? Let me illustrate through personal example. I represent the Scottish National Party, the largest party in Scotland. We are a left-of-centre organisation...

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