Solidarity with four congresswomen
Martin Whitfield MP has co-sponsored a Parliamentary Early Day Motion (EDM) endorsing a letter of support expressing solidarity with the four Democratic Congresswomen attacked this week by President Donald Trump.

The letter, organised by the Hope Not Hate campaign and sent to Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, condemns Mr Trump's tweets in which he suggested the women should "go back" to their home countries - despite all four being American citizens.

It also states that the four Congr
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Backing call for review of PIP
A petition calling for the UK Government to review how people with epilepsy are assessed for PIP has been backed by Martin Whitfield MP.

Epilepsy Scotland has launched the 'Get a Grip on PIP' petition to build on its campaign focusing on problems experienced by people with epilepsy when undergoing PIP assessments.

The charity is attempting to secure 100,000 signatures in order to push for the matter to be debated in Parliament.

Mr Whitfield has already highlighted the issue and Epilepsy Scotland's campaign in an Early Day Motion (EDM)
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Voting to block Parliament suspension
Martin Whitfield MP has backed a bid to stop a new prime minister suspending Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit.

MPs voted by a majority of 41 to approve a crucial amendment that blocks suspension between 9 October and 18 December unless a Northern Ireland executive is formed.

Martin Whitfield MP said:

"I was very pleased to be one of the 315 MPs from across the House who voted for this crucial amendment.

"The vote is an important victory and makes it unlawful for Boris Johnson and the Tories to try and suspend Parliament
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Martin signs Youth Friendly MP Charter
Martin Whitfield MP has signed up to support Youth Employment UK's new Youth Friendly MP Charter.

The initiative was launched last month and aims to help MPs better understand the barriers and challenges facing young people in their constituencies.

In May Youth Employment UK published their 2019 Youth Voice Census, a survey capturing the experiences of more than 3000 14-24-year old’s as they transition between education and employment.

The survey revealed that young people fear that where they live, a lack of experience, and a perce
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Backing call for urgent welfare reform
Martin Whitfield MP has lent his support to an umbrella group of 80 disability charities calling for better support for disabled people.

The county’s MP attended the launch event in Parliament for a new report, ‘Has welfare become unfair?- the impact of changes on disabled people”.

Funded by the Three Guinea’s Trust and commissioned by the Disability Benefit Consortium (DBC), which represent 80 national disability organisations, the research found that changes to the welfare system over the past ten years have left disabled people
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