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So far Martin Whitfield MP has created 472 blog entries.

Supporting call for shared banking hubs


The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has launched a new #FSBmyTown campaign to rejuvenate our towns, setting out how it believes we can secure their long-term future. The new report “Transforming Towns” outlines action on seven key challenges, from empty property to building low carbon infrastructure, to reverse the impact of 414 major store and [...]

Supporting call for shared banking hubs2019-08-23T10:07:32+01:00

Backing Elements in Danger campaign


It is estimated there could be as many as 40 million electronic devices such as phones and smart TVs containing rare precious elements stockpiled in people’s homes across the UK. However, natural sources of six of the elements found in mobile phones are set to run out within the next 100 years, yet the majority [...]

Backing Elements in Danger campaign2019-08-22T09:55:53+01:00

Timber homes can help tackle climate emergency


Scotland’s timber industry can help tackle the UK’s housing crisis and the global climate emergency, a Westminster inquiry has heard. An evidence session has been told that conventional housebuilding materials are not adequate to reach the net-zero emission targets set by both the UK and the Scottish governments. Timber is the only material which can [...]

Timber homes can help tackle climate emergency2019-08-21T13:43:01+01:00

First summer surgery held in Aberlady


Aberlady's Kirk Stables was the venue for the first of Martin Whitfield MP's summer village surgeries yesterday evening. Mr Whitfield holds regular advice surgeries in all of the county's towns, but is supplementing these with other local surgeries and events in communities throughout the constituency. This surgery in Aberlady is the latest event which saw [...]

First summer surgery held in Aberlady2019-08-23T10:30:08+01:00

Comment on EU meetings decision


Commenting on the announcement that UK officials will stop attending most EU meetings from 1st September, Martin Whitfield MP said: "The last few days have revealed the true colours of this government and the narrow vision they have for the UK and its place in the world. "The No Deal Brexit being peddled by Boris [...]

Comment on EU meetings decision2019-08-21T10:30:48+01:00

Praise for Haddington walled garden


The historic Amisfield Walled Garden on the outskirts of Haddington has been praised by local parliamentarians Martin Whitfield MP and Iain Gray MSP following a visit yesterday. The politicians visited the garden to meet Chair Kate Rycroft and volunteer co-ordinator Alasdair McDougall and discuss the latest progress on site and its future development plans. Speaking [...]

Praise for Haddington walled garden2019-08-20T17:12:57+01:00

Visiting award-winning local distillery


Local parliamentarians Martin Whitfield MP and Iain Gray MSP have visited award-winning local business NB Distillery in North Berwick. The NB Gin brand was launched by husband and wife team Steve and Viv Muir in 2013, with NB Vodka and NB Rum following the opening of their custom-built distillery last year. Mr Whitfield and Mr [...]

Visiting award-winning local distillery2019-08-20T15:39:50+01:00

Highlighting tumble dryer safety concerns


White goods manufacturer, Whirlpool, is recalling a number of its tumble dryers – but the company estimates that there are still around 500,000 affected machines in UK homes. County MP Martin Whitfield is supporting Electrical Safety First’s campaign to raise awareness of this issue and ensure that all recalled tumble dryers are removed from use. [...]

Highlighting tumble dryer safety concerns2019-08-20T10:34:36+01:00

Scottish Seabird Centre visit


Martin Whitfield MP and Iain Gray MSP have visited the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick to catch up on the latest developments at the prestigious local charity. The parliamentarians met with the Centre’s Chief Executive, Susan Davies, and received an update on the improvements she has overseen since coming into post at the start [...]

Scottish Seabird Centre visit2019-08-21T12:25:39+01:00

MP and MSP toast Port Seton pub’s revival


Martin Whitfield MP and Iain Gray MSP have visited The Seaglass Inn in Port Seton to toast the pub’s revival following a £425,000 refurbishment by Heineken-owned Star Pubs & Bars and new licensees, mother and daughter team Christine O’Brien and Sarah Couch. The development of the pub - formerly called The Wemyss Hotel - has [...]

MP and MSP toast Port Seton pub’s revival2019-08-19T14:50:27+01:00
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