Monthly Archives: August 2011

Weatherley Welcomes Top Speakers to National Drugs Debate

Mike has welcomed a number of leading experts who have agreed to talk at the national debate. Some of the speakers who have confirmed are Nicola Singleton (Director of Policy & Research, UK Drug Policy Commission), John Corkery (Programme Manager, … Continue reading

Hove MP Weatherley Signs Stem Cell Early Day Motion

Mike has signed Early Day Motion 2036 which calls on young people to join the stem cell donor register. 15 year old campaigner Alice Pyne, who has terminal cancer, has been raising awareness of the register and the importance of … Continue reading

Mike Writes to Chancellor Over VAT Levied on Electronic Books and Newspapers

Mike has written to George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, over the discrepancy of VAT on electronic versions of books, newspapers and magazines which is not levied on their printed counterparts. With a large shift from printed to electronic … Continue reading

Mike’s Intervention Leads to New Tesco Safety Fence

Mike has welcomed a new safety fence that Tesco has installed to protect pedestrians and vehicles, after he intervened on behalf of a constituent. Yobs destroyed a vehicle belonging to Malcolm Simmonds, proprietor of Specialist Herbal Supplies on Station Road, … Continue reading

Mike Weatherley MP Urges Public to Attend Drug Debate

Mike is hosting an event entitled “Are Drug Deaths Avoidable?” on Friday 30th September at Hove Town Hall. The event will be chaired by Mike and will bring together a number of drug experts from around the country. Arrangements were … Continue reading

Mike Recommends Climate Change Exhibition

Mike has recommended a climate change project to residents of Brighton & Hove. The Climate Connections project – a partnership between Brighton Peace and Environment Centre, Brighton & Hove City Council and Oxfam – demonstrates how people from the city … Continue reading

Mike Ranks Third Among New MPs for Most Answered Written Questions

Mike was ranked third amongst new MPs for receiving answers to submitted written Parliamentary Questions. In a report released by the website, the intake of 232 new MPs from the 2010 General Election were ranked on their activity. This … Continue reading

Mike Writes to DEFRA Secretary of State over Abattoir Cruelty

Mike has written to Caroline Spelman MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, about horrendous animal cruelty at Cheale Meats Abattoir. CCTV footage has surfaced of abattoir workers at Cheale Meats Abattoir seriously abusing pigs before slaughter. … Continue reading

Mike Congratulates A-level Students on Results Day

Mike Weatherley, the Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, congratulates his A-level student constituents in Brighton & Hove on results day. With schools in Brighton & Hove doing exceptionally well, Mike wanted to highlight another successful year of results. … Continue reading

Mike Calls for New Approach to Smashed Windows

Mike has called on Brighton & Hove City Council to address the problem of smashed windows and vacant shops on the busy central thoroughfares of Western Road and Church Road. After conducting a survey and discussing the issue with shopkeepers … Continue reading