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Updating residents in Prestonpans


Martin Whitfield MP has continued his summer campaign activity by delivering thousands of copies of his latest newsletter to households in Prestonpans. The MP has been distributing the newsletter in communities across the constituency over recent weeks providing an udpate on some of his recent work serving East Lothian here and at Westminster. Martin Whitfield [...]

Updating residents in Prestonpans2019-09-12T12:37:04+01:00

No-deal would harm UK’s science sector


Writing in his latest 'Letter from Westminster' column in the Edinburgh Evening News, Martin Whitfield MP has highlighted the threat a no-deal Brexit poses to the UK's thriving science and technology sector. Mr Whitfield, who sits on the Commons Science and Technology Select Committee, cites the almost universal view of leading figures in the sector [...]

No-deal would harm UK’s science sector2019-09-12T11:52:36+01:00

Celebrating success at Ross High


Martin Whitfield MP was among the guest speakers at this evening's Senior Celebration of Success at Ross High School in Tranent. The event acknowledged and celebrated various achievements and awards of senior pupils over the last year. Speaking after the event, Martin Whitfield MP said: "East Lothian's school communities are all thriving and have so [...]

Celebrating success at Ross High2019-09-11T23:09:09+01:00

Martin attends Home-Start AGM


Martin Whitfield MP has praised the work of Home-Start East Lothian after attending the much-loved local charity's AGM at Sanderson's Wynd Primary School today. Home-Start has been providing vital support for local families for nearly 20 years now and is also building sustainable partnerships with a range of other local organiastions, including East Lothian Foodbank. [...]

Martin attends Home-Start AGM2019-09-11T13:42:10+01:00

Martin welcomes contribution of local shops


Martin Whitfield MP has welcomed the publication of the Association of Convenience Stores Local Shops Report 2019 highlighting the important contribution of local shops in East Lothian and across the UK. The report states that there are 80 local shops in East Lothian employing more than 700 people. Across the UK, 405,000 people are employed [...]

Martin welcomes contribution of local shops2019-09-11T11:41:45+01:00

Speaking out against parliament shut down


Speaking during yesterday's debate on the petition opposing the prorogation of Parliament, Martin Whitfield MP backed the view of the 3,800 East Lothian residents who had signed the petition against the shut down. The Westminster Hall debate gave MPs the opportunity to reflect the views of their constituents on this critical issue, which sees Parliament [...]

Speaking out against parliament shut down2019-09-10T12:28:03+01:00

Film the House 2019 launched


Martin Whitfield MP is urging local filmmakers to enter the UK Parliament’s prestigious Film the House competition 2019 and showcase their work to leading film industry figures. The annual competition offers the opportunity to put local filmmakers in direct contact with the movers and shakers of the film industry and to have the best of [...]

Film the House 2019 launched2019-09-11T16:44:12+01:00

Tories have abandoned Union


After Chancellor Sajid Javid failed to rule out a pact between the Tories and the Brexit Party in a snap General Election, Martin Whitfield MP has accused the Tories of abandoning the Union for Brexit. Asked eight times on BBC One’s Marr Show yesterday morning, Mr Javid said the Tories did not need an alliance, [...]

Tories have abandoned Union2019-09-09T16:41:34+01:00

#KeepInMind campaign raised in Commons


Erin Campbell's #KeepInMind campaign on young people's mental health has been raised on the floor of the House of Commons by Martin Whitfield MP. Mr Whitfield highlighted the campaign during business questions in the Commons and asked the Leader of the House to consider holding a debate on young people's experience of mental health. Martin [...]

#KeepInMind campaign raised in Commons2019-09-06T09:05:34+01:00

Martin issues update on Brexit developments


Following the parliamentary developments on Brexit in Parliament this week, Martin Whitfield MP has issued an open letter to constituents providing an update on his stance and outlining his views on the newst steps necessary to prevent a no-deal exit from the EU. Martin Whitfield MP said: "Many constituents have contacted me regarding the events [...]

Martin issues update on Brexit developments2019-09-05T15:48:51+01:00
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