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So far Martin Whitfield MP has created 313 blog entries.

Martin welcomes PL Hockey Club grant

2018-12-12T21:53:05+00:00

Martin Whitfield MP has welcomed the award of a £500 Cash 4 Clubs grant to members of Preston Lodge Ladies Hockey Club, following its 10th annual summer campaign, which provides grassroots sports clubs with grants of £500 right up to £1,000. The Club will be spending the money on much needed strips and equipment for the [...]

Martin welcomes PL Hockey Club grant 2018-12-12T21:53:05+00:00

Comment on latest fuel poverty figures

2018-12-13T11:00:45+00:00

Martin Whitfield MP has condemned the lack of progress on tackling fuel poverty figures for Scotland, after the latest official figures showed little change from last year. Commenting on the new figures, which show one in four households remain in fuel poverty, Martin Whitfield MP said: “It is appalling that so many households in East Lothian [...]

Comment on latest fuel poverty figures 2018-12-13T11:00:45+00:00

Backing call for an end to puppy smuggling

2018-12-06T13:34:55+00:00

This week Martin Whitfield MP attended an event hosted by Dogs Trust at the House of Commons where the charity called on the government to take urgent action to end the cruel practice of puppy smuggling. Mr Whitfield was among over 60 MPs and Peers who attended the event, where there was the opportunity to [...]

Backing call for an end to puppy smuggling 2018-12-06T13:34:55+00:00

Martin urges PM to invest in girls’ education

2018-12-04T15:04:55+00:00

Speaking during the Prime Minister's statement on the G20 Summit in Argentina, Martin Whitfield MP asked Theresa May to confirm the commitment from the G20 - and particularly the UK - to achieve the global target for all girls to have access to a quality education by 2030. In reply, the Prime Minister said that the UK is [...]

Martin urges PM to invest in girls’ education 2018-12-04T15:04:55+00:00

Celebrating local small businesses

2018-12-03T12:52:17+00:00

Local parliamentarians Martin Whitfield MP and Iain Gray MSP have supported this year’s Small Business Saturday with a visit to a local shop in Dunbar. The politicians visited the Dunbar T-shirt shop on Dunbar High Street ahead of the day to chat to owner Steven Hill and help promote the importance of shopping locally with [...]

Celebrating local small businesses 2018-12-03T12:52:17+00:00

Timber industry round table event

2018-12-13T11:14:15+00:00

Martin Whitfield MP has joined parliamentary and industry colleagues in holding a round table discussion with Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Minister, David Rutley, and the chairs of the All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) on Timber and Forestry. The meeting was arranged following Mr Whitfield's Westminster Hall debate considering ‘The effect on the timber [...]

Timber industry round table event 2018-12-13T11:14:15+00:00

Call for a People’s Vote

2018-12-03T13:17:15+00:00

Martin Whitfield MP has joined 16 parliamentary colleagues in writing to the Guardian newspaper to demand parliament is able to vote on a second referendum or 'People's Vote', saying ‘people must be given their rightful seat at the table’. The letter, which has been signed by members of all the three main UK political parties and [...]

Call for a People’s Vote 2018-12-03T13:17:15+00:00

Will you be a “Good Cause Santa Claus”?

2018-12-03T12:53:59+00:00

This year, Martin Whitfield MP is asking local businesses and community groups to add a little Christmas spice to their Secret Santa and help raise money for charity. The Charity Retail Association - who represent charity shops across the UK – is running its “Good Cause Santa Claus” campaign suggesting businesses and other groups who [...]

Will you be a “Good Cause Santa Claus”? 2018-12-03T12:53:59+00:00

Martin helps county foodbank

2018-11-30T22:48:00+00:00

Martin Whitfield MP has lent a hand with East Lothian Foodbank's latest food collections in local Tesco stores. The MP joined other volunteers at the Musselburgh Tesco to encourage local shoppers to donate food items to help the foodbank maintain its stocks. Speaking afterwards, Martin Whitfield MP said: "It is a tragedy that so many [...]

Martin helps county foodbank 2018-11-30T22:48:00+00:00

Backing ‘Zero HIV’ campaign for World AIDS Day

2018-11-29T10:59:32+00:00

Martin Whitfield MP has spoken out ahead of World AIDS Day by calling for ‘Zero HIV’ – an end to HIV transmissions and the elimination of HIV-related stigma. Mr Whitfield joined Terrence Higgins Trust’s reception in the Speaker’s House in Westminster, a few days ahead of the 30th ever World AIDS Day on 1 December. [...]

Backing ‘Zero HIV’ campaign for World AIDS Day 2018-11-29T10:59:32+00:00