Revised boundary proposals published
Revised proposals for amending the Scottish Parliamentary constituency boundaries were published yesterday, including for constituencies covering East Lothian.

Local changes in the proposals see Prestonpans restored to the East Lothian (or Lothian Eastern as they are suggesting it be renamed) constituency, with Tranent set be moved into a new constituency with Portobello/Craigmillar and Musselburgh.

The revised proposals are now open for public consultation until 15th May.

Commenting on the revised proposals, Martin Whitfield MSP said:
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Martin drops into PSG lunch club fun day
Martin Whitfield MSP has again welcomed and praised the vital work of the Fa’side and PSG Lunch Clubs after attending their Family Fun Day marking the end of the Easter break sessions.

Mr Whitfield joined representatives from East Lothian Council, volunteers and supporters of the lunch clubs and families who have attended them at the event at Preston Lodge High School.

Speaking afterwards, Martin Whitfield MSP said:

“As a long term supporter of the Pennypit's work, including its vital holiday lunch clubs, I was pleased to again join fa
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Living Wage reaches 3,500 milestone
This week Living Wage Scotland is celebrating reaching the milestone of 3,500 Living Wage accredited employers in Scotland.

The real Living Wage has made a huge difference to thousands of workers and their families. The network of accredited employers in Scotland have now put £485 million into the pockets of low paid workers. 

Living Wage Scotland is working to continue growing the network to support the tens of thousands of workers in Scotland who are in insecure work and paid below the Living Wage.

Commenting, Martin Whitfield MSP sa
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Team's success marked by Holyrood motion
A National Championship win by Haddington Athletic FC's Youth Section Autistic and Neurodiverse team has been marked at the Scottish Parliament by Martin Whitfield MSP.

The team won the championship on Sunday 17th March at the Falkirk Stadium, after winning four out of five games, with the fifth a draw. It was only the second tournament the team had entered.

Mr Whitfield's motion helps mark and celebrate the team's success and congratulates the players, coaches, parents and everyone else involved in the Youth Section on their win.

Mart
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Promoting 'Healthy Know How' campaign
Martin Whitfield MSP is is helping to promote NHS 24’s spring campaign ‘Healthy Know How’.

The health campaign highlights the need to be prepared for common illnesses and ailments at home, while also reminding the public to check that they have enough prescription medication to last over the Easter weekend.

Healthy Know How tips include:
- Check your repeat prescription, order only what you need, in plenty of time.
- Keep some medicines to treat common illnesses at home.
- If you become unwell, NHS inform and the NHS 24 Online app have
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