Commenting on the latest Brexit developments, including the growing threat of leaving the EU without a deal, Martin Whitfield MP said: "I’ve come to the difficult decision that, if the Prime Minister’s deal is voted down next week, we must seriously consider revoking Article 50 to avoid crashing out of the EU without a deal. This would give us to time to go back to the public in a People’s Vote." Watch Martin's latest Brexit update here.
Martin Whitfield MP has raised the efforts of P7 pupils at Prestonpans Primary School to discuss and better understand Brexit on the floor of the House of Commons. Mr Whitfield highlighted the debate on Brexit during Commons Business Questions. He went on to highlight the young people's activity on climate change and asked the Leader of the House to schedule an urgent debate on what can be learnt from young people on this most important of issues. Speaking afterwards, Martin Whitfield MP said: "I was delighted to highlight the Brexit debate held by P7 pupils at Prestonpans Primary School. I [...]
Martin Whitfield MP has added his voice for Earth Hour, the world’s largest annual event to protect the planet, and joined a movement to safeguard nature and set it on the path to recovery. Mr Whitfield made a pledge for the environment; joining over 100 MPs who showed their support for Earth Hour in Parliament this week, ahead of the global lights out event on Saturday 30th March at 8:30pm. MPs pledged their #VoiceForThePlanet to send the message that it is unacceptable to sit back and watch the destruction of nature, and to help inspire their constituents to make their [...]
A new Church of Scotland initiative aimed helping church communities across Scotland connect with their parliamentary representatives has been endorsed by the county’s MP. Martin Whitfield met with Church of Scotland representatives this week in Parliament to talk about the scheme and re-iterate his support for the initiative which was launched last year. Martin Whitfield MP said: “It was great to drop by and speak to Church of Scotland representatives today in Parliament. ‘Meet your MP’ is an innovative project to help church communities better connect to their parliamentary representatives and discuss issues that are of concern to them. “Church [...]
Martin Whitfield MP has visited a local children’s charity to find out more about its work supporting local children and families. Tranent-based Carefree Kids, which promotes child and family health and home safety, offers a range of local services, including a safety equipment local scheme, toy library and school uniform bank. Mr Whitfield met with the charity’s Project Manager, Paula Edmond, and Chair, James Bruce, to find out more about its current activity and future plans. Speaking after his visit, Martin Whitfield MP said: “Carefree Kids is one of many grassroots charities in East Lothian undertaking vital work with local [...]
The ongoing uncertainty facing WASPI women has again been raised on the floor of the House of Commons by Martin Whitfield MP. Speaking during Commons' Businesss Questions, Mr Whitfield raised the Chancellor's Spring Statement in which he said that he was going to make “no further announcements” regarding WASPI women. The county's MP asked the Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom, to seek a statement on the specific questions affecting the WASPI women with regard to the court case and the information that is being given from the Department. Martin Whitfield MP said: "I know that the frustration felt by women [...]