Interim solution for Aberlady post office welcomed
Local parliamentarians Martin Whitfield MP and Iain Gray MSP have welcomed the announcement that an agreement has been reached to retain Aberlady’s post office service for the next 12 months.read this post
Martin Whitfield MP said:
“I’m delighted that this agreement has been reached to allow Aberlady to retain its post office. I hope it will provide time to facilitate a more permanent solution to keep the post office in the village in the long term. Louise and Ross have done an amazing job over many years and deserve great credit for the way they
Martin calls for pension fund to drop fossil fuels
Martin Whitfield joins a cross-party group of over 200 MPs and former MPs that has called on the Parliamentary Pension Fund to phase out its substantial investment in fossil fuel giants such as Shell and BP, following growing concerns about climate change.read this post
Mr Whitfield joins a group of over 200 cross-party MPs and former MPs who have signed the Divest Parliament Pledge, which calls on the Parliamentary Pension Fund to review and phase out investments in fossil fuel companies. The call follows growing concern among constituents about the envi
Threat of no-deal and Article 50
Commenting on the latest Brexit developments, including the growing threat of leaving the EU without a deal, Martin Whitfield MP said:read this post
"I’ve come to the difficult decision that, if the Prime Minister’s deal is voted down next week, we must seriously consider revoking Article 50 to avoid crashing out of the EU without a deal. This would give us to time to go back to the public in a People’s Vote."
Watch Martin's latest Brexit update here.
County youngsters' efforts noted in Commons
Martin Whitfield MP has raised the efforts of P7 pupils at Prestonpans Primary School to discuss and better understand Brexit on the floor of the House of Commons.read this post
Mr Whitfield highlighted the debate on Brexit during Commons Business Questions. He went on to highlight the young people's activity on climate change and asked the Leader of the House to schedule an urgent debate on what can be learnt from young people on this most important of issues.
Speaking afterwards, Martin Whitfield MP said:
"I was delighted to highlight the Brexit d
Martin makes his voice heard for our planet
Martin Whitfield MP has added his voice for Earth Hour, the world’s largest annual event to protect the planet, and joined a movement to safeguard nature and set it on the path to recovery.read this post
Mr Whitfield made a pledge for the environment; joining over 100 MPs who showed their support for Earth Hour in Parliament this week, ahead of the global lights out event on Saturday 30th March at 8:30pm.
MPs pledged their #VoiceForThePlanet to send the message that it is unacceptable to sit back and watch the destruction of nature, and to help inspi