Monthly Archives: February 2012

Equitable Life Payments Need to be Sped Up

Mike has written to Mark Hoban MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, on behalf of constituents who have still not received any payments from the Equitable Life fund. In his letter, Mike said: “I have been contacted by a number … Continue reading

Mike Calls on Council to Force Bus Company to Provide New Route

Mike has called on Brighton & Hove City Council to examine ways in which it can influence Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company to provide more bus services along Hangleton Valley Drive. In a letter to John Barradell, Chief … Continue reading

Peer Visit to Local School a Great Example of Open Democracy

Mike has welcomed a visit by Baroness Prosser to Portslade Academy to talk to children about the House of Lords. As part of the House of Lords Peers in Schools programme, Baroness Prosser will be visiting Portslade Aldridge Community Academy … Continue reading

Southern Rail Must Improve Communication and Service

Mike has written to Chris Burchell, Chief Executive of Southern Railway, to convey his disappointment over the response that he received to his recent letter on travel chaos following delays. Mike recently called for a co-ordinated programme of simple steps … Continue reading

Riot Compensation Must be Forthcoming for Small Businesses

Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, and Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Retail & Business Crime, has called on Ministers to support businesses following the Government’s guarantee of compensation. Mike has written to … Continue reading

Mike Backs Local Pub

Mike has helped out at the Ancient Mariner in Hove as part of a national initiative to highlight the problems facing the pub industry. Mike was invited to work a shift on Friday 3rd February. During the evening, Mike undertook … Continue reading

Temporary Cold Weather Shelter Welcomed by Mike

Mike has welcomed the move by Brighton & Hove City Council to open a temporary shelter during the recent freezing weather. The shelter is run by staff from both Brighton Housing Trust and CRI. Rough sleepers are being encouraged to … Continue reading

Students Encouraged to be Chancellor for the Day by Mike

Mike is supporting Chance to be Chancellor, a national competition for schools which aims to encourage economic awareness among children. Mike is calling on schools in Hove and Portslade to take up the challenge of putting together the nation’s budget. … Continue reading

Baroness Wilcox Supports Mike’s Rock the House 2012

Mike has welcomed Baroness Wilcox’s support of his Rock the House 2012 competition ( The competition was set up to raise awareness of the importance of intellectual property rights and copyright protection. After the success of the first competition earlier … Continue reading

Knighthood Removal Welcomed by Mike

Mike has welcomed the news that Fred Goodwin has been stripped of his knighthood. Mike recently signed Early Day Motion (EDM) 2624 which called for Fred Goodwin to have his title removed. Fred Goodwin was knighted in 2004 for services … Continue reading