Monthly Archives: December 2010

Young Local Artist Designs Cutest Christmas Card

Mike’s Christmas card.Mike’s Christmas card this year was designed by local budding artist, Amal Mahmoud-Abbas, aged nine, of Buttercup Class, Hillside School, Portslade. Amal’s entry was chosen as the winner by Mike following a competition at the school. Mike said, … Continue reading

Portslade Eco-Friendly Garden Centre

Mike with Managing Director of the Mayberry Garden Centre, Jonathan Tate.Mike visited the Mayberry Garden Centre, a new garden centre in Portslade, billed as the most eco-friendly of its type in the country. Managing Director, Jonathan Tate, showed Mike the … Continue reading

Petition to Relax Hospital Parking Rules

Mike is supporting a petition, to be submitted to Brighton & Hove City Council by Cllr Jayne Bennett, to consider changes to parking arrangements at the Royal Sussex. The petition states the following: “We the undersigned petition the council to … Continue reading

Mike Comments on Legal Aid Cuts Concern

Brighton Housing Trust (BHT) and Hove Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) have expressed their concerns over the impact that proposed changes to the Legal Aid system will have on vulnerable people in the City. BHT and Hove CAB risk losing Ł500,000 … Continue reading

Reducing Caesarean Section Rates in British Child-Birth

Mike with Hannah Sherlock, Chair of the Brighton & Hove Maternity Services Liaison Committee and Co-ordinator of the Brighton & Hove NCT Homebirth Group. Mike attended a national policy discussion on reducing Caesarean section rates in British child-birth. The discussion … Continue reading

Visit to Sussex Rehabilitation Centre

Mike being shown around the workshop by Workshop Manager, Andy Robb.Coasting Together, the user group for all amputees and wheelchair users at the Sussex Rehabilitation Centre, invited Mike to visit the centre where Mike met some of the staff as … Continue reading

Hove Restaurant Receives Tiffin Prize

Mike presenting Indian Kitchen with their prize.In July, Mike held a competition to find the best South Asian restaurant in his constituency. The winner, Indian Kitchen, was put forward as Hove and Portslade’s entrant in the prestigious Tiffin Cup 2010. … Continue reading

“Music is Key to the Success of Pubs”

Mike has raised the important link between pubs and live music in the House of Commons. Delivering a speech in Parliament, Mike highlighted the following key points: • Pubs with featured music take 44% more money than pubs without featured … Continue reading

Conservatives Against Fox Hunting

Mike and Simon Kirby MP with Brian MayPhoto courtesy of Claire Bartlett. Mike attended a breakfast briefing co-hosted by the Conservatives Against Fox Hunting and the League Against Cruel Sports. The event brought together Conservative MPs that have pledged to … Continue reading

Hove Resident Wins Digital Heroes Award

Mike with Hove resident Sam Thomas, winner of the TalkTalk Digital Heroes Award for the South East.