Tommy Sheppard

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (House of Lords)

(since June 2017)

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland)

(since June 2017)

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

(since May 2015)
Tommy Sheppard Portrait

Scottish National Party

Member for Edinburgh East

tommy.sheppard.mp@parliament.uk / @tommysheppard
Select Committees
Scottish Affairs Committee (since September 2017)

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Petition debates participated in by Tommy Sheppard

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
1,725,091
c. 24,350 added daily
4,692,156
(Estimated)

Do not prorogue Parliament

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 9 Sep 2019 Debated on - 9 Sep 2019 View Tommy Sheppard's petition debate contributions
15 Feb 2020
closes in 4 months

Parliament must not be prorogued or dissolved unless and until the Article 50 period has been sufficiently extended or the UK's intention to withdraw from the EU has been cancelled.

66,971
Petition Closed

Leave the EU now

Gov Responded - 27 Nov 2018 Debated on - 14 Jan 2019 View Tommy Sheppard's petition debate contributions
14 Dec 2018
closed 10 months ago

The Government is not going to achieve a satisfactory outcome from its negotiations with the EU.
We should walk away now.
No Deal is better than a bad deal.

112,578
Petition Closed

STOP BREXIT

Gov Responded - 22 Nov 2018 Debated on - 14 Jan 2019 View Tommy Sheppard's petition debate contributions
10 Feb 2019
closed 8 months, 1 week ago

It's so desperately simple. The Government's standard response to these kinds of petitions is "The British people voted to leave the EU and the government respect that decision". BUT, the government themselves DO NOT KNOW the outcome of that decision, so how can they possibly respect it???

608,152
Petition Closed

Leave the EU without a deal in March 2019.

Gov Responded - 14 Dec 2018 Debated on - 14 Jan 2019 View Tommy Sheppard's petition debate contributions
17 Apr 2019
closed 6 months ago

We are wasting Billions of pounds of taxpayers money trying to negotiate in a short space of time. Leaving the EU in March 2019 will allow the UK good time to negotiate more efficiently. The EU will be more eager to accept a deal on our terms having lost a major partner.

7,937
Petition Closed

To have a second referendum on Britain leaving the EU

Debated on - 14 Jan 2019 View Tommy Sheppard's petition debate contributions
6 May 2019
closed 5 months, 1 week ago

It's no secret that a vast amount of people who voted to leave the EU didn't realise what they were voting for.

The Leave campaign said that leaving would create new trade deals, strengthen the economy and public services and reduce the number of incoming immigrants. But this is not happening.

144,523
Petition Closed

Grant a People's Vote if Parliament rejects the EU Withdrawal Agreement

Gov Responded - 5 Feb 2019 Debated on - 14 Jan 2019 View Tommy Sheppard's petition debate contributions
26 May 2019
closed 4 months, 3 weeks ago

The Prime Minister has negotiated an EU withdrawal agreement. However, it is clear from resignations and interviews that the deal will not pass Parliament. As no credible alternative has been proposed, the public must be allowed to vote on whether to accept this deal or to remain in the EU.

46,560
Petition Closed

Walk away now!
We voted for a No Deal Brexit

Gov Responded - 29 Jan 2019 Debated on - 14 Jan 2019 View Tommy Sheppard's petition debate contributions
20 Jun 2019
closed 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Theresa May has failed to negotiate a Brexit deal that is acceptable to Parliament and the British people.
The Withdrawal Agreement does not deliver the Brexit we voted for.
It is clear that the EU is not going to offer anything else, particularly regarding the backstop

32,603
Petition Closed

Stop Brexit if parliament rejects the deal

Gov Responded - 4 Feb 2019 Debated on - 14 Jan 2019 View Tommy Sheppard's petition debate contributions
2 Jul 2019
closed 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Brexit is not worth it. A hard border in Ireland will destroy the Good Friday Agreement, meds are being stockpiled and there's news that a contract has been given to a company with no ferries, and the army is on standby in the event of no-deal too. Stop Brexit if MPs vote to reject the PM's deal.

143,390
Petition Closed

Make TV election debates happen - establish an Independent Debates Commission

Gov Responded - 23 Oct 2018 Debated on - 7 Jan 2019 View Tommy Sheppard's petition debate contributions
21 Mar 2019
closed 6 months, 4 weeks ago

Genuine leaders' debates took place in 2010, but in the next two elections didn't happen. Amend election law to make party leaders take part in a televised debate.

135,936
Petition Closed

Stop possible second referendum on E.U. membership

Gov Responded - 6 Nov 2018 Debated on - 3 Dec 2018 View Tommy Sheppard's petition debate contributions
1 Feb 2019
closed 8 months, 2 weeks ago

There is a growing band of people that want to reverse the result of the democratic vote of this country to leave the European Union and are calling for a second referendum. This is mainly by the people that lost the vote two years ago and cannot accept the democratic vote of the majority decision.

170,981
Petition Closed

Give the electorate a referendum on the abolition of the House of Lords

Gov Responded - 15 May 2018 Debated on - 18 Jun 2018 View Tommy Sheppard's petition debate contributions
17 Jul 2018
closed 1 year, 3 months ago

The House of Lords is a place of patronage where unelected and unaccountable individuals hold a disproportionate amount of influence and power which can be used to frustrate the elected representatives of the people

148,248
Petition Closed

Ban the sale of puppies by pet shops & all commercial 3rd party dealers.

Gov Responded - 20 Mar 2018 Debated on - 21 May 2018 View Tommy Sheppard's petition debate contributions
1 Sep 2018
closed 1 year, 1 month ago

Removing puppies for sale from litter & mum often creates sick, traumatised, dysfunctional dogs. Puppies should be seen with their mum & transporting them to a different place for sale harms welfare. Regulating commercial 3rd party sales is ineffective to prevent harm & a ban is therefore necessary.

156,835
Petition Closed

Call on PM to take action to build public trust in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry

Gov Responded - 5 Jan 2018 Debated on - 14 May 2018 View Tommy Sheppard's petition debate contributions
30 May 2018
closed 1 year, 4 months ago

Bereaved families & survivors call on PM to exercise her powers under the Inquiries Act 2005 to appoint additional panel members with decision making power to sit alongside Chair in Grenfell Tower Inquiry: to ensure those affected have confidence in & are willing to fully participate in the Inquiry

113,284
Petition Closed

Change the laws governing the use of fireworks to include a ban on public use

Gov Responded - 27 Oct 2017 Debated on - 29 Jan 2018 View Tommy Sheppard's petition debate contributions
6 Apr 2018
closed 1 year, 6 months ago

Fireworks cause alarm, distress and anxiety to many people and animals. We call on the Secretary of State to make appropriate provision to secure that the risk of public use is the MINIMUM that is compatible with fireworks being used, as stated in Fireworks Act 2003 sect 2.

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