Monthly Archives: May 2012

Mike Wishes Residents a Wonderful Jubilee Weekend

Mike has wished his constituents a very happy Jubilee weekend. The Diamond Jubilee marks the Queen’s celebration of 60 years as Monarch. Tuesday 5th June has been designated as a special public holiday. With the Spring Bank Holiday on Monday … Continue reading

Mike Signs Parliamentary Motion on Thalidomide

Mike has signed Early Day Motion 46 which calls for the Government to continue funding the pilot scheme to examine the health issues that face victims of Thalidomide. Mike has been contacted by a number of victims of Thalidomide, and … Continue reading

Mike’s Parliamentary Music Competition Concludes Tomorrow

Mike is preparing for final tomorrow of Rock the House, a parliamentary competition that he set up to raise the importance of Intellectual Property and copyright protection. A record 165 MPs have made a total of 195 nominations for Solo … Continue reading

New Kitchen a Boost for the Community

Mike has praised the opening of a refurbished kitchen at Portslade Town Hall. Portslade Town Hall has undergone a large renovation project over the past year and an extensive renovation of the kitchen area has just been completed. An official … Continue reading

Classic Car MoT Exemption a Welcome Move

Mike has welcomed the Government’s announcement that cars that were manufactured before 1960 will no longer have to pass an MoT test. Pre-1960 vehicles make up about 0.6% of the total number of registered vehicles in the UK, but are … Continue reading

Mike Signs Parliamentary Motion on World Hunger

Mike has signed Early Day Motion 69 in support of a renewed commitment to tackling world hunger and poverty. With the UK assuming the presidency of the G8 next year, this is an excellent opportunity for Members of Parliament to … Continue reading

Prime Minister Welcomes “Weatherley’s Law” at PMQs

Mike has been congratulated by the Prime Minister during Prime Minister’s Questions. The Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Cameron MP, affirmed the position of the Government that squatting is now not only a criminal act, but is a criminal … Continue reading

Mike Hails Brighton Energy Co-Operative’s Pioneering Scheme

Mike is backing Brighton Energy Co-operative to set up Brighton & Hove’s first ever community-owned solar energy investment scheme. Last week, the Co-operative put forward a share offer to raise Ł200,000 for investment in renewable energy. By the end of … Continue reading

Brighton Main Line 2 Should be Explored

Mike has written to the Secretary of State for Transport about the Government’s intentions over plans for Brighton Main Line 2. Brighton Main Line 2 is a unique solution to solving many of the serious problems that face the most … Continue reading

Mike Calls for Biker Safety to be Included in Driving Theory Test

Mike is backing a petition which calls on the Government to ensure that motorcycle-related questions are made compulsory for the driving theory test. Three of the industry’s most influential organisations – MCI, BMF and MAG – have added their support … Continue reading