Latest News –  Martin Whitfield MP

611, 2019

Parliament is now dissolved

By |November 6th, 2019|

I am not currently an MP, as Parliament has been dissolved until after the General Election. During the election period I am unable to take on any new casework, although my staff can deal with existing cases. Please note that this also means my advice surgeries are cancelled for the duration of the election campaign. If you have a query for me about my re-election campaign, please either email or contact me at

2910, 2019

EDM marks Taylor’s world title win

By |October 29th, 2019|

Prestonpans' Josh Taylor's latest victory, becoming a double world champion with the defeat of Regis Prograis, has been marked at Westminster by Martin Whitfield MP. Mr Whitfield has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) welcoming Josh's achievement on the weekend, which has seen him compared with Scotland's greatest boxers. Martin Whitfield MP said: "Josh's latest hard-fought victory saw him achieve Scottish boxing history by becoming a double world champion. He is already at the very top of the sport but now has an opportunity to become one of the sport's all-time greats. "I was delighted to welcome his latest win [...]

2810, 2019

Martin welcomes Brexit extension

By |October 28th, 2019|

Martin Whitfield MP has welcomed the EU27 announcement that it has agreed it will accept the UK's request for a Brexit flextension until 31 January 2020. Speaking about the decision, Martin Whitfield MP said: “This is a vital development, meaning Boris Johnson has failed to deliver his ‘do or die’ pledge. “We are not leaving the EU this week and we now have secured some crucial time in the battle to give the people of the UK a final say on Brexit. Leaving the EU would be catastrophic for Scotland and the UK. The only way through this mess is [...]

2810, 2019

Visting Musselburgh Athletic FC

By |October 28th, 2019|

Martin Whitfield MP has visited Musselburgh Athletic FC to catch up with club President Karl Cleghorn and discuss the club's exciting plans for the future. His visit came just days after it was announced that Mussleburgh, Haddington and Tranent will receive support from East Lothian Council to install floodlights at their stadiums. Martin Whitfield MP said: "I was pleased to visit the club to meet Karl and pass on my thanks to him and his colleagues for everything the club does for the town and the local community. "By happy coincidence, my visit came in the week it was announced [...]

2810, 2019

Voter ID plans attempt to stop some people voting

By |October 28th, 2019|

Martin Whitfield MP has accused the government of planning a “clearly discriminatory” and “blatant” attempt to effectively take the vote away from poorer people and many young and elderly voters, using proposals to demand official photo ID at the ballot box before voting. Across the UK, out of more than 44 million votes cast in 2017, there was only one conviction resulting from 28 allegations of polling station voter fraud. The number of allegations fell to just 8 in 2018, with only one resulting in a conviction. But across the country, 3.5 million citizens do not have access to any [...]

2610, 2019

Attending Longniddry One World Night

By |October 26th, 2019|

Martin Whitfield MP attended and spoke at yesterday evening's One World Night event hosted by Longniddry Parish Church. The subject for the evening was the plight of women, men and children from around the world who become refugees, asylum seekers or trafficked people. The discussion was led by Dr Sabir Zazai, Chief Executive of the Scottish Refugee Council who came to the UK as a refugee himself some 20 years ago and has campaigned for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers since then. It also included contributions from pupils at Longniddry Primary School who asked participants to think about what it [...]