Monthly Archives: December 2011

Greens Use Taxpayers’ Money to Pay for Camp Clear-up

Mike has condemned the Green administration for forcing residents to pay for the clear-up of the mess left by the irresponsible campers that they actively encouraged. Campers recently took over Victoria Gardens in central Brighton. Following Monday’s storm, the camp resembled … Continue reading

Dirty Snow at Christmas Investigated by Mike

Mike has contacted Brighton & Hove City Council about an unwanted snow that has fallen over South Portslade. Mike has been contacted by concerned constituents who reported a snow-like dust falling over South Portslade. Upon closer inspection, it transpired that … Continue reading

Foredown Tower Opened by Mike

Mike has re-opened Foredown Tower, the iconic landmark that overlooks Portslade, in a small ceremony on Saturday. Foredown Tower has recently been taken over by the Portslade Learning Community. It is being renovated and refurbished to become an adult learning and visitor centre. … Continue reading

Government’s Commitment to Small Business Welcomed by Mike

Mike Weatherley has welcomed commitments to help small businesses made by the Chancellor in the Autumn Statement. George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, outlined plans in the Autumn Statement to boost access to finance for small and medium-sized business. … Continue reading

Beware of Bogus Charity Collectors Over Christmas

Mike has urged members of the public to exercise caution when donating money to charity this Christmas. The Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) has been highlighting to MPs that bogus charity bag collections are costing UK charities up to Ł50 million … Continue reading

Local Shops are the Heart of our Community

Mike has met with James Lowman, Chief Executive of the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS), in Parliament to discuss the importance of small shops to our economy. ACS, the voice of local shops, represents over 33,500 convenience stores. Mike and … Continue reading

Hove MP Weatherley Busted for Bringing Bullet and Anthrax to Parliament

Mike Weatherley, the Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, and founder of Rock the House (, has met with band members from Bullet For My Valentine and Anthrax along with former Busted and Fightstar singer Charlie Simpson in Parliament … Continue reading

November Bulletin: A Message from Mike

November 2011 will be a month I will never forget for a myriad of reasons. I went on an anti-EU motorcycle rally in Brussels; I enlisted the help of a number of Rock legends to promote live music and copyright … Continue reading

Green Cuts to Music Service Condemned by Hove MP

Mike has condemned funding cuts to the Brighton & Hove Music Service that the Green administration has proposed. Mike is the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Music Education and is extremely concerned that cuts will have … Continue reading

Ian Gillan Meets Mike in Parliament to Support Rock the House

Mike Weatherley, the Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, and founder of Rock the House (, has met with Deep Purple rock star Ian Gillan who has become the latest patron of the competition. Ian Gillan, lead singer and … Continue reading