Monthly Archives: April 2012

Bill Oddie and Mike Stand Against Badger Cull

Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, along with conservationist and TV personality Bill Oddie, is continuing his support against a proposed badger cull. Bill Oddie and Members of Parliament from all parties have shown their … Continue reading

Move to Open Underground Ghost Stations Hailed by Mike

Mike has tabled Early Day Motion 2853 which congratulates the Old London Underground Company for its efforts to open up London’s ghost stations to the public. Founded by budding entrepreneur Ajit Chambers, The Old London Underground Company is working with … Continue reading

The Government Must Back Down on Listed Building VAT Reform

Mike has written to George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, over proposals for listed buildings work to be subject to VAT. In his letter, Mike said: “Brighton & Hove has 1,218 listed buildings, which means that it has one of … Continue reading

Park the Charges Campaign Supported by Mike

Mike has announced his backing of the latest innovative campaign from The Argus – Park the Charges – which calls on Brighton & Hove City Council’s Green administration to reverse their astronomical parking charges. Following a move by Brighton & … Continue reading

Mike Gets on His Bike

Mike has been given a safety tour of cycling facilities in the city. Mike is grateful to Becky Reynolds from Bricycles, the Brighton & Hove Cycling Group, for giving him a cycling tour of Brighton & Hove. Mike and Becky … Continue reading

Touch of India Nominated for Tiffin Cup by Mike

Mike has nominated Touch of India on Boundary Road, Hove, for the Tiffin Cup 2012. The Tiffin Cup is awarded every year by the Tiffin Club of MPs, which was formed in 2006 by a group of curry-loving Members of … Continue reading

EDO Protest is a National Disgrace

Mike has condemned the ‘Smash EDO’ protest that organisers plan to hold over the Queen’s Jubilee weekend. Mike is furious that ‘Smash EDO’, which is backed by top members of the Green Party, are attempting to disrupt the national celebrations … Continue reading

Rise in Apprenticeships in Hove Welcomed by Mike

Mike has welcomed news that the number of apprenticeships in Hove is up by nearly 10% on the previous year. Earlier in the week, Mike asked the Minister for Further Education, Skills & Lifelong Learning, John Hayes MP, for Government … Continue reading

New National Competition ‘Film the House’ Launched by Mike

Mike has launched a new national competition, Film the House, to promote the British film industry. Following the success of Mike’s Rock the House parliamentary competition, a new competition has been created to draw attention to the importance of the … Continue reading

Mike Welcomes News of Abu Qatada Deportation

Mike has hailed the news that hate cleric Abu Qatada is to be deported by the Government. The European Court of Human Rights initially blocked Abu Qatada’s deportation despite the Government believing that Qatada is a threat to national security. … Continue reading