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So far Martin Whitfield MP has created 373 blog entries.

Backing for climate action youth strikes

2019-03-06T10:06:14+00:00

Martin Whitfield MP has co-sponsored a parliamentary Early Day Motion (EDM) supporting the nationwide youth strikes for action on climate change. Tabled by fellow Scottish Labour MP, Ian Murray, the motion notes the concerns of young people on climate change and congratulates those who have taken a stand on the issue. The motion also calls [...]

Backing for climate action youth strikes 2019-03-06T10:06:14+00:00

Meeting with NFUS representatives

2019-03-01T16:51:44+00:00

Martin Whitfield MP has met with representatives of the National Farmers Union Scotland at Westminster for an update on some of the challenges facing farmers in Scotland. Among the issues discussed were some of the many legislative challenges associated with Brexit, the current state of the Agriculture Bill and just how important rural businesses are [...]

Meeting with NFUS representatives 2019-03-01T16:51:44+00:00

Praise for Macmerry Men’s Shed film

2019-03-04T13:22:18+00:00

A new film celebrating the fifth anniversary of a pioneering local men's shed initiative has been praised by Martin Whitfield MP. Supported by Age Scotland, Macmerry Men's Shed made the eight and half minute long film to mark the anniversary and inform others about how it was set up and the difference it has made [...]

Praise for Macmerry Men’s Shed film 2019-03-04T13:22:18+00:00

Beyond Goal 3 report launched

2019-03-06T10:18:34+00:00

Martin Whitfield MP has welcomed the launch of an importan new report on the global challenges relating to HIV. The MP attended an event hosted by STOPAIDS, Frontline AIDS and Strive, launching the report, 'Beyond Goal 3', which outlines the important connection between some Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets, global human rights laws and HIV. Speaking afterwards, [...]

Beyond Goal 3 report launched 2019-03-06T10:18:34+00:00

Visiting new hospice charity shop

2019-03-01T16:36:03+00:00

Martin Whitfield MP has visited the newly-opened St Columba's Hospice charity shop on Haddington High Street. The county MP stopped by to meet staff and volunteers at the shop and chat about the charity's work to ensure everyone has access to excellent palliative care whoever, wherever and whenever they need it. Speaking after his visit, Martin Whitfield [...]

Visiting new hospice charity shop 2019-03-01T16:36:03+00:00

Martin backs Holocaust memorial project

2019-03-06T10:31:00+00:00

Martin Whitfield MP has joined over 150 parliamentary colleagues in signing a letter in support of the proposal to build a Holocaust memorial outside Parliament, saying it will “stand as a testimony” to fighting hatred. Politicians from across political spectrum have backed the National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre, which is to be built in [...]

Martin backs Holocaust memorial project 2019-03-06T10:31:00+00:00

Martin drops into Fairtrade coffee morning

2019-03-01T16:36:37+00:00

Martin Whitfield MP has attended a coffee morning at Law Primary School celebrating this year's Fairtrade Fortnight (25th February-10 March). Organised by pupils with the help of North Berwick Fairtrade Town Partnership, the coffee morning included display boards showing work by Law Primary pupils on Fairtrade issues and tours of the school with P7 ambassadors. Martin Whitfield [...]

Martin drops into Fairtrade coffee morning 2019-03-01T16:36:37+00:00

Now time for public to have final say on Brexit

2019-02-28T13:31:48+00:00

Following yesterday’s latest Commons votes on Brexit, including the rejection of Labour’s alternative plan to keep the UK as closely aligned as possible to the EU, Martin Whitfield MP has renewed his commitment to giving the public the final say on Brexit. In line with Labour policy established at the party’s conference last year, the [...]

Now time for public to have final say on Brexit 2019-02-28T13:31:48+00:00

Scottish universities and no-deal Brexit

2019-02-28T12:44:47+00:00

Martin Whitfield MP and Ian Murray MP have written to the Home Secretary, urging him to reconsider the current Leave to Remain policy in the event of a no-deal Brexit to avoid damaging Scotland's Universities. Universities in Scotland currently attract some 25,000 students from across Europe each year, but if the UK leaves the EU without [...]

Scottish universities and no-deal Brexit 2019-02-28T12:44:47+00:00

Martin meets rural leaders at Westminster

2019-02-27T15:52:12+00:00

Martin Whitfield MP has met with rural businesspeople from Scotland, including constituent Graham Miller from Prora Farm, during their visit to the UK Parliament. The group were at Parliament as part of this year's Scottish Enterprise Rural Leadership programme, which provides intensive training and support for rural business owners and managers across Scotland. The annual [...]

Martin meets rural leaders at Westminster 2019-02-27T15:52:12+00:00