Backing call to change settled status process
Martin Whitfield MP is backing a campaign to change the wording of the settlement status process for EU citizens from “application” to “registration”.

A petition has been launched by Polish-born chef Damian Wawrzyniak on the UK government and parliament website to change the wording, following his frustration at having to apply to live in his own home, as he put it.

Mr Wawrzyniak is refusing to participate in the settled status process until it is amended and has said he is prepared to leave the UK if necessary. Over 15,000 people
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Highlighting impact of county bank closures
County MP Martin Whitfield has highlighted the impact of bank closures on local communities during a parliamentary debate on financial inclusion.

Speaking during the Westminster Hall debate, Mr Whitfield listed the communities in East Lothian that suffered branch closures or reduced hours over recent years.

He went on to highlight the potential of banking hubs as a means of retaining banking services in local communities where the last branch has closed or is at risk of closure.

Speaking after the debate, Martin Whitfield MP said:

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Great Get Together in Tranent
21-23 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 Labour MP who was murdered in 2016.

Those involved in the Great Get Together believe there is a groundswell of people in this country who reject divisive politics and simply want to bring our communities together and agree that we have more in common than divides us.

Speaking about his Great Get Together event for charities and volunteers in the Tranent area, Martin Whitfield MP said:

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Pupils urged to enter plastic waste competition
Martin Whitfield MP and Iain Gray MSP are urging local schools and pupils to help tackle the problem of plastic waste in the UK.

Their call follows the launch of a new UK-wide National Schools Partnership poster competition, where schools can win up to £20,000 for a sustainability project.

Asda and the National Schools Partnership are inviting all primary school pupils to design a poster that spreads awareness of plastic waste and what can be done to help solve it. Up for grabs are:

1stprize – A cheque for £20,000 to the school o
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Pledging to be an unfeartie on children's rights
Martin Whitfield MP joined pupils, teachers and other elected representatives at Windygoul Primary School today for the Unfeart Tranent: A Human Rights Toon event promoting the work of local human rights defenders.

The day explored the lessons from the Children's Parliament project initiated in East Lothian in 2016 with StreetsAhead Tranent, which saw local pupils take their message to the UN in Geneva, and which has since been developed into a national project to promote and protect children's human rights.

Speaking after the event, Mart
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