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Signing HET Book of Commitment 
Ahead of this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day, Martin Whitfield MP joined parliamentary colleagues in signing the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment.

In doing so Mr Whitfield pledged his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust, as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.

Sunday 27th January will mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, t
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Martin backs no confidence motion
This evening, Martin Whitfield MP joined Labour and other opposition colleagues in Parliament to back the motion of no confidence in Theresa May's government.

Unfortunately, the DUP and Tory backbenchers rallied behind the Prime Minister enabling the government to win the vote and remain in office.

Mr Whitfield is now urging his party's leadership to back a public vote to give the electorate the final say on Brexit.

Speaking after the vote, Martin Whitfield MP said:

"I joined a clear majority of Labour parliamentary colleagues yeste
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Saying no to no-deal
Martin Whitfield MP has today highlighted the growing threat a no-deal Brexit poses to industries in Scotland, including the fishing industry.

Speaking at Scotland Office questions in the Commons, Mr Whitfield raised the issue with the Secretary of State for Scotland and urged the Government to say no to no-deal.

Martin Whitfield MP said:

"The Government is trying desperately to present the defeat of the Prime Minister's withdrawal deal as opening the door to a no-deal Brexit instead. This is a false choice because the Government, and
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Backing call for People's Vote
Martin Whitfield MP is among more than 70 Labour MPs who have today signed a statement which supports putting the Brexit decision ‘back to the people for a final say, in a public vote, with the option to stay and keep the deal that we have’.

The statement supports the party's decision to vote against Theresa May's deal and the subsequent decision to move a vote of no-confidence in the Government in an attempt to force a general election.

It goes on to state that if the no confidence vote is unsuccessful, then the issue of Brexit shou
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Martin votes against May’s Brexit deal
Martin Whitfield MP joined the majority of his parliamentary colleagues this evening to vote against Theresa May’s EU withdrawal deal, inflicting a 432 to 202 defeat on the Government.

Mr Whitfield, who is a strong supporter of a People’s Vote, has received over 1,500 emails from constituents about the deal, with the overwhelming majority urging him to oppose it and give the public the final say on Brexit.

Speaking after the vote, Martin Whitfield MP said:

“The Prime Minister’s deal was bad for East Lothian, bad for Scotland an
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