Parliamentary Engagement


Quakers have a long history of advocating peace and a high standard of truth and equality. Quakers in Britain employ an Edinburgh-based Parliamentary Engagement Officer to carry on with this work in the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood. 

The officer's work is overseen by the Parliamentary Engagement Working Group which has one representative from each Area Meeting on it.

The priorities are:

Other areas which have received attention are

  • Prisoner Voting Rights
  • Children’s Rights
  • Tax
  • The Arms Trade
  • Israel/Palestine

PARLIAMENTARY ENGAGEMENT OFFICER: ANDREW TOMLINSON can be contacted by email: andrewt [at]

Members of the Parliamentary Engagement Working Group are:

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