Supporting Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
Martin Whitfield MP is supporting Bowel Cancer UK’s campaign #thisisbowelcancer, to shine a light on the varied and many people affected by bowel cancer as part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month this April.read this post
Every 15 minutes in the UK somebody is diagnosed with bowel cancer. Young, old, female or male – it affects us all. Around 268,000 people living in the UK today have been diagnosed with bowel cancer. But it doesn’t just impact the person diagnosed. It affects families, friends and colleagues, doctors and nurses, scientists and researc
Guide Dogs day raised in Commons
Martin Whitfield MP has urged the Government to hold a debate recognising the vital role of assistance dogs ahead of this year's International Guide Dogs Day on Wednesday 24th April.read this post
Mr Whitfield raised the issue at Business Questions in the Commons and also took the opportunity to highlight Iain Gray MSP's guide dog puppy Giles who is competing to the be Scottish Parliament's Dog of the Year.
Martin Whitfield MP said:
"I was pleased to ask the Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom if we can have a debate on the value and impor
Martin backs new Parkinson’s Is campaign
Martin Whitfield MP is backing a major charity campaign to shine a spotlight on Parkinson’s, to raise understanding of and change attitudes towards the condition.read this post
Parkinson’s UK Parkinson’s Is campaign, which launches on World Parkinson’s Day (11 April), aims to shatter public misconceptions about the condition by highlighting the reality of everyday life for those living with it and their families.
Parkinson’s is a serious neurological condition with more than 40 symptoms that affects people of all ages. It causes problems in t
Step forward on East Linton station welcomed
County parliamentarians Martin Whitfield MP and Iain Gray MSP have welcomed the inclusion of East Linton station in a newly-published rail delivery plans for the next five years.read this post
The Network Rail Control Period (CP) 6 Delivery Plan for Scotland, which covers the period 2019 to 2024, mentions enhancement of the East Coast Main Line corridor “including early deliverable of new stations at East Linton and Reston”.
While no specific date is mentioned for the completion of the project, Mr Gray and Mr Whitfield hope its inclusion in the pla
Grace’s Sign is centre stage at PMQs
The campaigning activity of local schoolgirl Grace Warnock to raise awareness of the right of people with ‘invisible’ disabilities to use accessible toilets has been raised at Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons.read this post
Martin Whitfield MP highlighted the Grace’s Sign campaign and asked the Prime Minister to endorse the campaign’s objective of standardising toilet signage to help avoid anyone with hidden disabilities from experiencing negative comments or abuse when using accessible toilets.
In her reply to Mr Whitfield,