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1211, 2018

Keep Your Cool this Christmas

By | November 12th, 2018|

12 to 18 November is Usdaw's annual Respect for Shopworkers Week, and Martin Whitfield MP is backing their message to the public to 'Keep Your Cool' over the busy Christmas shopping period. The awareness week is part of the shopworker union's ongoing from Fear campaign on abuse, violence and harassment against retail workers. Speaking about his support for the campaign, Martin Whitfield MP said: "Usdaw says every minute of the working day a shopworker is verbally abused, threatened with violence or physically attacked. Their latest Freedom from Fear survey found a significant increase on last year’s survey with abuse and [...]

1211, 2018

Schools urged to sign up for digital surgeries

By | November 12th, 2018|

At the start of the annual UK Parliament Week, local schools are being urged to consider signing up to a programme to help their pupils engage with parliamentarians. Martin Whitfield MP has written to Head Teachers in East Lothian inviting them to join the Digital Surgeries Programme run by The Politics Project. Digital Surgeries give young people the chance to engage meaningfully with their local, regional and national politicians, and have a say on issues that matter to them. Schools already participating in the programme have reported that pupils have been far more likely to engage in politics and have a [...]

1111, 2018

Remembering the fallen in East Lothian

By | November 11th, 2018|

Martin Whitfield MP has thanked and praised all those involved in organising services, events and displays for this year's centenary remembrance weekend commemorating the end of World War One. Mr Whitfield joined the events at the Crookston War Memorial in Wallyford on Saturday and the Prestonpans War Memorial on Armistice Day itself. Speaking after the events, Martin Whitfield MP said: "I was honoured to attend the remembrance services at Wallyford and Prestonpans over this special centenary remembrance weekend. They were just two of the dozens of services, ceremonies and other remembrance events which took place across the county. "I want [...]

911, 2018

Parliamentarians support Small Business Saturday

By | November 9th, 2018|

Martin Whitfield MP and Iain Gray MSP are helping to promote this year’s Small Business Saturday, the annual campaign to highlight small businesses and encourage consumers to 'shop local'. On Small Business Saturday, customers across the UK are encouraged to go out and support all types of small businesses, online, in offices and in stores. Many small businesses take part in the day by hosting events and offering discounts. Mr Whitfield and Mr Gray are encouraging businesses in East Lothian to take part and take advantage of the campaign, which aims to promote small business on a key shopping day [...]

911, 2018

Saltoun pupils quiz Martin

By | November 9th, 2018|

Saltoun Primary School was the latest destination for Martin Whitfield MP, part of a series of school visits around this year’s UK Parliament Week. The school invited Mr Whitfield to visit to discuss the annual week promoting the work of the UK Parliament and its central theme this year of the centenary of votes for women, with the anniversary of the Representation of the People Act. The county’s MP talked to the class of P4-P7 pupils about his role in Parliament and the 100-year anniversary of some women first getting the vote and then answered their questions. Martin Whitfield MP [...]

911, 2018

Musselburgh Museum WW1 exhibition

By | November 9th, 2018|

Martin Whitfield MP has visited Musselburgh Museum to see its exhibition of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One and thank volunteers for putting it together. The exhibition pays tribute to the 600 men and 1 woman who gave their lives during the conflict, as well as the many other Musselburgh residents who served in the Armed Forces and other associated services during the war. The exhibition will run at the town's museum, located on the High Street, until Saturday 17th November. Speaking about the exhibition, Martin Whitfield MP said: "I was pleased to drop in to [...]