Spotlight on banks’ community responsibilities
Martin Whitfield MP has led a debate in Parliament considering the role of banks and their responsibility to the communities they serve.read this post
The county MP’s backbench business debate in Westminster Hall followed RBS’s announcement last year of its intention to close its Dunbar and North Berwick branches.
The debate allowed MPs to explore the wider responsibility of banks to the local communities and scrutinise some of the claims they make about banking alternatives to high street branches.
Speaking after his debate, Martin Whitfield MP
Pledging to help prevent suicide
Local MP Martin Whitfield joined Samaritans in Parliament this week to pledge that he would do everything he could to help prevent suicide in 2018.read this post
Samaritans put on a special Christmas event in Parliament, hosted by Madeleine Moon MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Suicide and Self-harm Prevention, to get politicians from all parties thinking about how they could make sure fewer lives are lost to suicide in 2018. There are nearly 6000 suicides in the UK every year.
Martin Whitfield MP said:
“It was a pleasure to join
Important Surgery Information
Please note that due to the closeness to the Christmas break, I will not be holding my usual constituency advice surgeries this Friday (22 December).read this post
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Martin gets a visit from Guide Dogs’ Santa Paws this Christmas
Martin Whitfield MP met with staff, volunteers and puppies from the charity Guide Dogs in parliament last week to receive a Christmas gift, thanking them for their support.read this post
The charity set up a makeshift grotto in Parliament to hand out messages of thanks to MPs that have supported the charity in 2017. The gift, a miniature stocking, was filled with Christmas messages from people from East Lothian, highlighting Guide Dogs’ campaign for a national law on pavement parking.
Martin Whitfield MP said:
“It was a pleasure to meet the guid
Supporting TUC ‘Dying to Work’ charter
This week in Westminster, Martin Whitfield MP made a commitment, by signing the TUC ‘Dying to Work’ charter, to support and protect any of his employees who become terminally ill.read this post
Since its launch in April 2016, the TUC's ‘Dying to Work’ Voluntary Charter now protects over half a million employees with companies such as Legal and General, Santander, Co-op, Carillion, Rolls Royce, E.On and the Royal Mail signing up. A number of public sector bodies including NHS trusts, police authorities and many local authorities have also signed up