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Sign up for UK Parliament Week 2018
Local MP Martin Whitfield is urging individuals and groups to get involved in this year's UK Parliament Week (12-18 November).

UK Parliament Week is an annual UK-wide festival that engages people, especially young people, with Parliament and empowers them to find out more about how it works and how they can get involved.

There is no limit on how people take part - events can take any form, including debates or mock elections, guest speakers or online events.

Martin Whitfield MP said:

"I am pleased to support this year's UK Parliamen
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Searching for Best Small Shop 2018
Martin Whitfield MP is calling on East Lothian’s small shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, celebrating the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in their local community.

The Best Small Shops Competition is open to any small shop* operating in the UK. The competition is free to enter and all shops who enter will also be promoted to consumers through an online Indie Retail Directory.

Shopkeepers can nominate their businesses until Sunday 9th September via www.bestsmallshops.co.uk. A shortlist of 25 o
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Support for split UC payments welcomed
Martin Whitfield MP has welcomed a new report on Universal Credit published by the House of Commons' Work and Pensions Committee, which includes recommendations on split payments.

Calls for the introduction of split payments, as a means to ensure cash finds its way to claimants in abusive or coercive relationships, have been growing. The move is backed by a wide range of charities including Scottish Women's Aid, Engender and Child Poverty Action Group.

Scottish Labour Leader Richard Leonard MSP called for split payments to be introduced
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Martin urges good causes to apply for funding
Martin Whitfield MP is encouraging good causes in East Lothian to apply for a share of a funding pot worth over £3 million that has been raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery to support projects helping local people.

Awards of between £500 and £20,000 are available to both charities and community groups, with applications being open for the funding from 1 August until the 15 August.

This is the last chance organisations will have to apply for the funding in 2018, and so far this year over 350 projects across Great Britain ha
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Marking the life of JP Mackintosh
Martin Whitfield MP has commemorated the 40th anniversary of the death of former local MP, JP Mackintosh, with a parliamentary Early Day Motion and in a speech in the Commons.

Mackintosh died on 30th July 1978, having served as the Labour MP for the Berwick and East Lothian constituency from 1966. As well as serving as a Member of Parliament, Mackintosh was also a well respected academic at Edinburgh University, an early advocate for Scottish devolution and an enthusiastic pro-European.

Martin Whitfield MP said:

"Forty years on from hi
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Martin Whitfield MP – East Lothian

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