Supporting call for shared banking hubs
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has launched a new #FSBmyTown campaign to rejuvenate our towns, setting out how it believes we can secure their long-term future.

The new report “Transforming Towns” outlines action on seven key challenges, from empty property to building low carbon infrastructure, to reverse the impact of 414 major store and bank closures seen in our towns since 2016.

Martin Whitfield MP is supporting the campaign, especially its call for the UK Government to instruct banks to deliver on their shared hubs prom
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Backing Elements in Danger campaign
It is estimated there could be as many as 40 million electronic devices such as phones and smart TVs containing rare precious elements stockpiled in people’s homes across the UK.

However, natural sources of six of the elements found in mobile phones are set to run out within the next 100 years, yet the majority of households don’t currently recycle them.

Martin Whitfield MP is backing a new campaign by the Royal Society of Chemistry to combat the possibility of these metals running out and encourage people to recycle their devices.
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Timber homes can help tackle climate emergency
Scotland’s timber industry can help tackle the UK’s housing crisis and the global climate emergency, a Westminster inquiry has heard.
An evidence session has been told that conventional housebuilding materials are not adequate to reach the net-zero emission targets set by both the UK and the Scottish governments.
Timber is the only material which can lead to a construction project having a negative carbon footprint.
If timber frame constructions are used to build 200,000 houses in the UK every year, homes would be built up to 30 per cent
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First summer surgery held in Aberlady
Aberlady's Kirk Stables was the venue for the first of Martin Whitfield MP's summer village surgeries yesterday evening.

Mr Whitfield holds regular advice surgeries in all of the county's towns, but is supplementing these with other local surgeries and events in communities throughout the constituency.

This surgery in Aberlady is the latest event which saw several local people pop in to see him and raise issues of concern.

Martin Whitfield MP said:

"My primary goal is to be an accessible local MP who gets things done for my constitu
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Comment on EU meetings decision
Commenting on the announcement that UK officials will stop attending most EU meetings from 1st September, Martin Whitfield MP said:

"The last few days have revealed the true colours of this government and the narrow vision they have for the UK and its place in the world.

"The No Deal Brexit being peddled by Boris Johnson will lead to chaos and confusion at our ports, on our roads and in our food supply. We have a Prime Minister who is prepared to play fast and loose with peace in Ireland and readily sacrifice businesses who rely on Europe
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