Energy Price Cap on the way
Martin Whitfield MP is highlighting the potential for the Energy Price Cap, which comes into effect on 1 January 2019, to save money for energy consumers in East Lothian.read this post
The new cap, which was a Labour idea at the 2015 general election and which the current Tory government has only introduced after pressure from its won backbenchers, will give new powers to the energy regulator, Ofgem, to cap the prices customers on default tariffs pay for their electricity and gas.
Martin Whitfield MP said:
"Earlier this year, following pressure fr
First Constituency Report published
Martin Whitfield MP has published a constituency report covering key aspects of his work representing East Lothian over the last 18 months.read this post
It highlights some of the main work Mr Whitfield has undertaken in Parliament and in the constituency to represent the interests of East Lothian and its people since being elected in June last year.
The report is digital, as MPs do not have the resources available to them to publish annual reports in the way that MSPs do, and can be viewed here www.flipsnack.com/martinwhitfield/martin-whitfield-mp-co
Thanking our local posties this Christmas
County parliamentarians Martin Whitfield MP and Iain Gray MSP have both visited local Royal Mail delivery offices to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on early Season’s Greetings to its dedicated, hardworking staff.read this post
Mr Whitfield was shown around the Tranent delivery office and introduced to the postmen and women, who will be pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in the forthcoming busy Christmas period, while Mr Gray made a similar visit to the North Berwick delivery office.
The Festive S
Martin backs effort to defeat 'aid for trade' bill
Working with Labour colleagues, Martin Whitfield MP has today helped defeat a ten minute rule motion from Tory MP James Cleverly to debate his proposed new bill which called for the creation of an International Trade and Development Agency.read this post
The intention of the bill was supposedly to promote the idea that developing countries can trade their way out of poverty. However, it was clear that the real intent was to move towards an 'aid for trade' approach to the UK's aid after Brexit, which would have undermined our poverty-focused development
PM's comments on EU citizens condemned
Martin Whitfield MP has joined parliamentary colleagues in condemning the Prime Minister's recent remarks about EU citizens 'jumping the queue' during a speech at the CBI conference.read this post
Mr Whitfield has signed a parliamentary Early Day Motion on the issue which condemns Mrs May's words and expresses gratitude for the contribution citizens of other EU states have made to the UK.
Martin Whitfield MP said:
"The Prime Minister's comment about EU citizens living and working in the UK 'jumping the queue' were wrong and offensive. Millions of ci