Campie centenary highlighted in Commons
Campie Primary School's upcoming centenary has been highlighted in the House of Commons by Martin Whitfield MP.

The school will celebrate its 100 years on 26th May and with an exhibition of old photos and memorabilia on Friday 31st May and Saturday 1st June.

At today's Commons Business Questions, Mr Whitfield highlighted Campie's centenary and asked the Leader of the House of Commons if MPs could have time to discuss the important community role played by schools like Campie.

Martin Whitfield MP said:

"I want to say a huge congratul
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Open letter on European elections
County MP Martin Whitfield has co-signed an open letter to the people of Scotland ahead of next week’s European elections, setting out in clear terms why voters should back Labour.

The letter is signed by Scottish Labour’s longest serving parliamentarian, David Martin MEP, as well as over 50 per cent of Scottish Labour MPs.

AN OPEN LETTER TO SCOTLAND

As elected politicians we firmly believe that it is in the UK and Scotland’s best interest to continue to play an integral role at the heart of the European union. That is why the Eu
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Martin supports high flying apprentices
100 apprentices from some of Britain’s leading aerospace, defence, security and space companies attended the ADS Parliamentary Reception in the House of Commons this week.

The apprentices were joined by Martin Whitfield MP to celebrate the 12,000 apprenticeships provided by the UK’s aerospace, defence, security and space industries.

Organised by the trade organisation ADS, and sponsored by Collins Aerospace, the event recognised the valuable contribution apprentices make to our important, high-skill manufacturing industries, and highl
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Support for “banking hub” proposal
Martin Whitfield MP has welcomed a new report which urges banks to create local “banking hubs” for customers if a town faces a threat to its last bank branch.

The proposal is made in a report from the House of Commons’ Treasury Select Committee. It suggests that the big four banks Lloyds, Barclays, HSBC and RBS would fund the hubs, which could be in Post Offices, but would have specially trained staff.

The Committee came up with the idea of local banking hubs as a way of dealing with the fallout from the significant closures of bran
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Attending Pride Saltire Festival
Martin Whitfield MP has attended the 2019 Pride Saltire Festival at Cockenzie House and Gardens.

The event, with the theme of “Grass Root Talent”, included a wide range of activities, including live music, a Community Fair, LGBT Youth Area, live broadcast by Scene Radio and the wonderful Pride Saltire Dog Show.

Speaking afterwards, Martin Whitfield MP said:

"It was a pleasure to join people from across East Lothian and beyond today at the brilliant Pride Saltire festival at Cockenzie House & Gardens. It was another excellent e
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