Latest News –  Martin Whitfield MP

1906, 2019

Martin’s got the bottle for National Refill Day

By |June 19th, 2019|

This National Refill Day (Wednesday 19th June) Martin Whitfield MP is joining campaigners to urge East Lothian residents to ditch single-use water bottles. Organised by the Refill campaign and Water UK, National Refill Day is calling on parliamentarians to join the British public and stop buying single-use plastic water bottles and pledge to carry a reusable one instead. Refill and Water UK asked the UK public to support National Refill Day by carrying their reusable bottle and sharing their involvement on social media by telling the world they’ve #GotTheBottle to prevent plastic pollution this #NationalRefillDay. The Refill campaign works by [...]

1706, 2019

Supporting Small Charity Week 2019

By |June 17th, 2019|

17 to 21 June is #SmallCharityWeek and to help mark the week the Small Charities Coalition (SCC), a national membership organisation for 9,000 small charities and supporters, has launched the 'Big Support Small' campaign. The campaign highlights that there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to charities. It will seek to showcase great examples of support between charities of different sizes, and encourage others to do the same. Martin Whitfield is supporting the Big Support Small campaign and hopes it will help small local charities in East Lothian access additional support from bigger allies in the sector. Speaking about his support for [...]

1506, 2019

Attending furniture school graduation ceremony

By |June 15th, 2019|

Martin Whitfield MP has attended the graduation ceremony of the Chippendale International School of Furniture. The local MP joined students, including winner Christian Burt from Portland, Oregon, at the ceremony at the Gifford-based school and said a few words of congratulation for all their hard work and achievements. Martin Whitfield MP said: “I was delighted to join the students at their graduation ceremony and say a few words to help celebrate their wonderful achievement. "Chippendale brings together students from all over the world. It has a very well deserved international reputation for its education, the learning environment it provides and [...]

1306, 2019

Local fundraiser’s success mentioned in Commons

By |June 13th, 2019|

Local fundraiser Scott Glynn's success in being awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List has been highlighted on the floor of the House of Commons. Speaking during Commons Business Questions, Martin Whitfield MP asked the Leader of the House to join him in congratulating Mr Glynn on his award and the work he has done through his Walk with Scott Foundation. Martin Whitfield MP said: "Today I asked the Leader of the House of Commons to join with me and congratulate Scott Glynn on his MBE, richly deserved recognition for his work through the Walk with Scott Foundation [...]

1306, 2019

New workplace support service launched

By |June 13th, 2019|

Yesterday, Martin Whitfield MP joined a hundred fellow MPs and industry leaders at Parliament for the launch of GroceryAid’s new Workplace Critical Incident Support. The new service, which is funded by the Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust, aims to provide professional counselling support to grocery colleagues in the aftermath of an accident, robbery or assault in the workplace. GroceryAid is partnering with CiC, specialists in workplace counselling, to provide professional counsellors who visit site to run either group or 1-2-1 sessions which provide practical advice and tools to help individuals manage their feelings and emotions. GroceryAid Chief Executive, Steve Barnes said: [...]

1306, 2019

Attending MS Research Story exhibition

By |June 13th, 2019|

Martin Whitfield MP has attended the MS Society's new exhibition, Multiple Sclerosis - The Research Story, at Parliament. The exhibition aims to raise awareness about the need for investment in MS research so treatments can be found for everyone with the condition. Each of those involved in the exhibition has provided a personal object which represents their life with MS. By sharing their stories they are encouraging MPs to pledge support for advancing MS research. Martin Whitfield MP said: "It was a pleasure to drop-in to the really informative Multiple Sclerosis – The Research Story exhibition in parliament this week [...]