Monthly Archives: March 2012

Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society Silver Anniversary Welcomed by Mike

Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, and Patron of Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society, has welcomed the 25th anniversary of the charity and congratulated the volunteers involved on their stellar work. The Sussex & Kent … Continue reading

Hunger Games Rating Handled Well by BBFC

Mike has defended the BBFC over its recent 12A classification of the blockbuster film Hunger Games. Mike was shown a preview screening of the Hunger Games before it received its classification and discussed the content of the film with reviewers … Continue reading

Squatting Law Soon to Become Reality

Mike has welcomed the passing of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill by the House of Lords after its third reading. The bill will now return to the House of Commons so that MPs may discuss any … Continue reading

Mike Delighted by Budget Success for Local Businessman

Mike was delighted to see local firm EMC’s recommendation recognised in the budget. Prior to this week’s Budget, Mike and EMC Management Consultants’ Hove-based director Michael Pay submitted a proposal to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to extend Entrepreneurs’ Relief. … Continue reading

Mike Stands Shoulder to Shoulder with All Who Serve

Mike has been thanked by The Royal British Legion for taking the time to learn about its welfare support for the whole Armed Forces family. Mike attended an event at the House of Commons, organised by The Royal British Legion … Continue reading

British Pubs Really Do Need You

Mike has backed Hobgoblin’s British Pubs Need You campaign, which aims to encourage the Government to review the beer duty tax escalator. Every year, the beer tax escalator increases the tax on beer by 2% above the rate of inflation, … Continue reading

Tax Relief for Animation, Video Games and TV Production Hailed by Mike

Mike is delighted that tax breaks for creative industries were included in the Government’s budget following his appeal to the Chancellor that support for the sector was essential to the digital economy. Mike recently wrote to his colleague the Rt … Continue reading

£50m Broadband Investment Announced in Budget Welcomed by Mike

Mike has welcomed the £50m ultra-fast broadband investment for smaller cities like Brighton & Hove. George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced in the budget today that a new fund of £50m will be made available to smaller cities … Continue reading

Mike Calls for Support for Bilingual School Fundraiser

Mike is attending a fundraiser for a new bilingual school in city in April at Fellini, a new Italian restaurant in Hove, and is calling for local residents to come along. The bilingual primary schools aims to be the first … Continue reading

Mike Sends his Condolences to Local Coptic Christians

Mike has conveyed his condolences to members of the local Coptic Christian community following the death of Pope Shenouda III. Hove and Portslade has a large and active Coptic Christian community. Mike has met with representatives of the community on … Continue reading