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Latest News –  Martin Whitfield MP

1807, 2018

Protection for Scotch Whisky industry

By | July 18th, 2018|

Martin Whitfield MP has signed a joint letter with Scottish Labour colleagues to the new Brexit Secretary on the future of Scotch Whisky and the rest of Scotland's food and drink industry after Brexit. The letter highlights the importance of the EU for Scotland's food and drink industry, including Scotch Whisky, and urges the Secretary of State to ensure the Government is taking action to ensure that the industry is protected after the UK leaves the EU. Martin Whitfield MP said: "Scotch Whisky is vital to our economy, including here in East Lothian where the Glenkinchie distillery is an important [...]

1807, 2018

‘Taste of East Lothian’ event

By | July 18th, 2018|

An event to promote the excellence of East Lothian's food and drink produce is being hosted at Westminster by local MP Martin Whitfield. Mr Whitfield is sponsoring the Taste of East Lothian event at the Jubilee Room in the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 11 September, in partnership with East Lothian Food and Drink Ltd. The event will bring local producers down to Westminster where they will give MPs, Lords and staff at Parliament the opportunity to sample some of their food and drink products. Martin Whitfield MP said: "East Lothian is renowned for its exceptional food and drink produce, [...]

1707, 2018

Martin rolls up his sleeves for Cancer Research UK

By | July 17th, 2018|

Martin Whitfield MP is backing a call from Cancer Research UK to help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Mr Whitfield recently met staff and volunteers at the charity’s Musselburgh shop to play his part and show how local people can support the charity. Predictions show that the number of people with cancer in the UK is set to rise steeply by 2030. That’s why the county’s MP has joined forces with Cancer Research UK to help accelerate the progress the charity is making and highlight the power of research in beating the disease. Martin Whitfield MP [...]

1607, 2018

Voice and Vote Exhibition

By | July 16th, 2018|

Martin Whitfield MP is making people in East Lothian aware of a new exhibition which tells the story of the fight for women to have their say in Parliament. As we celebrate 100 years since some women gained the right to vote, the hard-fought battle to make this happen is detailed in Voice and Vote: Women’s Place in Parliament. The exhibition not only tells the hidden “her-story” of the UK Parliament: the campaigning, the protests and the achievements. It also examines where we are today, and shows that anyone can make change happen and exercise their democratic rights. Martin Whitfield [...]

1607, 2018

Celebrating Great British High Street Week

By | July 16th, 2018|

Local MP Martin Whitfield is helping to celebrate the Great British High Street week – part of the Great British High Street Awards. Martin Whitfield MP said: “High streets are the life and soul of towns, villages and cities across the country and play an essential role in our local life. Great British High Street week is a fantastic way to celebrate and recognise their achievements and thank them for everything they do to make our community a better place to shop, work and live." The Great British High Street Awards, is being run by the Ministry of Housing, Communities [...]

1307, 2018

Meeting with ambitious Lothians charity

By | July 13th, 2018|

Martin Whitfield MP has met with Josh Barton, Founder and Managing Director of Upward Mobility Ltd, a registered charity providing services to over 150 families with additional support needs and employing over 100 staff. Upmo has been running for over 10 years and works with adults with learning difficulties and autism across the Lothians, including here in East Lothian. The charity has ambitious plans for expanding its services to reach and support even more people, including the development of a campus in Leith and projects in East Linton and Prestonpans. Martin Whitfield MP said: "I was pleased to meet with [...]