Martin Whitfield MSP has backed the campaign for regulation of the electrical industry being spearheaded by trade association SELECT.

He is the latest addition to SELECT’s Wall of Support, adding a digital ‘brick’ to show his support for protection of title.

He has joined more than 50 politicians, trade unions, professional bodies, electrical firms and other organisations as the ongoing crusade gathers momentum.

Martin Whitfield MSP said:

“Electrical safety is vitally important and consumers have a right to expect that electrical works carried out in their home are only undertaken by those with the appropriate skills and qualifications.

“Therefore, I welcome and support SELECT’s campaign to regulate the industry and make it an offence to carry out electrical work in properties without holding qualifications.  I hope we can now make progress on regulation in parliament.”

Alan Wilson, Managing Director of SELECT, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Mr Whitfield to the Wall of Support and thank him for taking the time to show his support for this vital campaign.

“It is heartening to see an ever-growing groundswell of backing for regulation of the industry, and equally heartening to see this support coming from so many different areas, be it public, political or professional.

“As the campaign builds momentum, we continue to actively seek new ‘bricks’ to add to our Wall of Support, inspiring new voices and raising the volume as, together, we strive to improve safety for domestic and commercial consumers across Scotland.”

As well as more than a third of MSPs, other bodies that have contributed a brick to the wall include the Electrical Safety First, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Scottish Association of Landlords, the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group and the Energy Saving Trust.

Businesses, organisations and individuals who wish to add their names to the Wall of Support should email