Martin is backing plan to end homelessness
Earlier this month the national homelessness charity Crisis published a comprehensive plan to bring about an end to homelessness across Great Britain.read this post
Martin Whitfield MP has signed up to support the campaign, which comes at a time when homelessness applications in Scotland are on the increase.
Speaking about his support, Martin Whitfield MP said:
"Homelessness remains a blight on communities across the UK. There is no excuse for this in 2018 and we must do more to tackle the problem. Therefore, I welcome the plan for ending homeless
Latest on EU Withdrawal Bill
This week has seen the EU (Withdrawal) Bill reach the end of its progress through Parliament. Many constituents have written to me about the Bill and their concerns about our future relationship with the EU. This is an issue of huge importance, the impact on East Lothian, Scotland and the whole of the UK will be profound and long lasting.read this post
Last week, parliament regrettably rejected several amendments from the House of Lords. As a supporter of a ‘meaningful vote’, the EEA, the customs union and a ‘peoples vote', I was disappointed that a
Grace’s Sign on Commons agenda
Martin Whitfield MP has led an adjournment debate in the House of Commons on the challenges people with ‘invisible’ disabilities face, including the use of accessible toilets highlighted by the Grace’s Sign campaign.read this post
Mr Whitfield used the debate to highlight the experiences of Grace and others with conditions that cannot easily be seen and call on MPs to help shift the societal stigmas attached to these ‘hidden’ disabilities.
As well as emphasising the challenges faced by many, the county’s MP also asked parliament and governm
Martin urges fresh talks on Brexit and devolution
Speaking during yesterday's emergency Commons debate on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, devolution and the Sewel Convention, Martin Whitfield MP urged the Secretary of State for Scotland to renew efforts to find an agreement with the Scottish Government by offering further talks without preconditions.read this post
Speaking after the debate, Martin Whitfield MP said:
"Despite the time available for speeches being cut short due to the large number of colleagues who wished to speak in the debate, I was pleased to contribute and remind the House about East Loth
Great Get Together in Musselburgh
22-24 June is the Great Get Together, a weekend of events and activities across the UK commemorating and celebrating the life and values of Jo Cox, the former Labour MP who was tragically murdered two years ago.read this post
Those involved in the Great Get Together believe there is a groundswell of people who reject divisive politics and simply want to bring our communities together and celebrate all that unites us.
Speaking about his Great Get Together event for charities and volunteers in Musselburgh, Martin Whitfield MP said:
"It is two years si