Comment on 'Cameron Years' Brexit revelations
Martin Whitfield MP has hit out at former Tory Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne following remarks made in a BBC One programme set to be aired this evening.

Mr Osborne tells 'The Cameron Years' programme that he is “very sorry for what happened” and admits he feels “responsible” because of his role of Chancellor of the Exchequer, adding that “we held a referendum we should never have held” and “the consequences for the country are grave.”

He also criticises Cameron’s own approach saying:  “Dav
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Report underlines impact of UC
A new report into child poverty in East Lothian has revealed that the number of youngsters living in poverty increases in areas where more families are on Universal Credit.

The report from East Lothian Council states that the new benefit has had a 'profound' effect on families, with an increase in in-work poverty, foodbank referrals and cases being presented to children's services since the introduction of the new system.

Commenting on the report's finding, Martin Whitfield MP said:

“This report confirms what many of us said would ha
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Visit to DadsWork community project
This morning Martin Whitfield MP visited DadsWork at its Musselburgh base to attend one the community project's weekly drop-in support groups for local dads.

The support groups take place in Prestonpans on Tuesdays and Musselburgh on Wednesdays and offer local dads a safe place to meet other dads and talk about their experiences.

Speaking afterwards, Martin Whitfield MP said:

"I want to thank Kevin and the members of the group for welcoming me along today and allowing me to catch up on the project's important activity.

"DadsWork doe
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Attending Dunbar Community Council
Martin Whitfield MP has attended a meeting of Dunbar Community Council to hear more about the latest developments in the area.



Speaking after the meeting, Martin Whitfield MP said:

"East Lothian's network of community councils undertake vitally important work representing, developing and defending the interests of their communities and people.
 
"Last night I attended Dunbar Community Council and thank them for having me as their guest. It was great to learn more about the good work being done in the community and hear at first han
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Helping fight dementia misconceptions
Martin Whitfield MP is joining Alzheimer’s Research UK to call for greater awareness of dementia and the need for more research. His support comes ahead of World Alzheimer’s Day (Saturday 21 September) and as the charity launches a major new awareness campaign fronted by Samuel L. Jackson.

Despite dementia now being the UK’s leading cause of death, a recent poll found that 22 per cent still incorrectly believe that dementia is an inevitable part of getting older. Alzheimer’s Research has joined forces with Samuel L. Jackson for the #
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