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Mr Martin WHITFIELD (United Kingdom, SOC)

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House of Commons
GB - SW1A OAA - London
United Kingdom

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2019 , 2018


In the political groups

  • Treasurer: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 30/09/2019 to 26/01/2020
  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 24/11/2017 to 29/09/2019

In the Assembly

  • from 24/11/2017 to 26/01/2020 Substitute - United Kingdom

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 24/01/2019 to 26/01/2020)
  • Alternate SOC: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (from 26/01/2018 to 20/01/2019)
  • Alternate of Sir Edward LEIGH (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 24/11/2017 to 26/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Stella CREASY (Full Member): Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 24/11/2017 to 26/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Lord Richard BALFE (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (from 21/01/2019 to 26/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Lord Donald ANDERSON (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Crime Problems and the Fight against Terrorism (from 25/01/2018 to 26/01/2020)


Last speeches

04/10/2019 | 12:14:55 I'm grateful Madam President. And I rise today to discuss two aspects from my own constituency, but which have European, and indeed worldwide, repercussions. The first is to talk about a young person Erin CAMPBELL. Erin is a parliamentarian in the Scottish Youth Parliament. And Erin has led a social media campaign known as "#KeepInMind". The campaign was set up to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and to encourage young people to open up a conversation about it. One in four people... 04/10/2019 | 11:51:24 I'm very grateful and thank you And, first of all, can I congratulate everyone who's contributed today in this debate. And it has been a welcome input, to see that discussions are not just being centralised in one aspect of the European continent, but looking across. And, on behalf of the rapporteur, can I again thank everyone for their contributions, and I know that he will take the opportunity to look back at the records to address and influence his own opinion. I, of course, stand here to... 04/10/2019 | 11:14:08 I am very grateful for the opportunity to respond and I do so because of the questions that have been raised and the ideas that have been put forward. And I do so, obviously, on behalf of the rapporteur who has, unfortunately, not had the chance to listen to this. Firstly, I would very much welcome and draw attention into the report about the need for language training. This is something that is identified and, of course, plays a very positive role towards it. There was also mentioned made of... 04/10/2019 | 10:58:24 I'm very grateful Madam President.  It is a great pleasure to present this report on behalf of my colleague Mr STROE, who unfortunately cannot be here today So I present to you this draft resolution and report on labour migration from Eastern Europe and its impact on sociodemographic processes in these countries. The rapporteur Mr STROE was held back by his parliamentary obligations in Romania today and the draft resolution was approved in committee unanimously in June, and yesterday the... 04/10/2019 | 10:12:48 I'm very grateful President, And I welcome this report and also the hard work of the rapporteur in composing it. This began back as a report in January 2018 when my colleague Angela SMITH and others put forward a motion based on the work that the Foundation for Jewish History had done in identifying, cataloguing, mapping the various synagogues and other historic buildings across Europe. And I stand here as a representative from East Lothian in Scotland, where as a constituency we've always...