Julian Lennon adds support to Mike Weatherley’s Rock the House 2012 competition

The well- known British musician Julian Lennon has added his support to Mike Weatherley’s Rock the House 2012 competition. Julian Lennon said: “Many of our greatest bands started out playing the smaller venues around the country, learning their craft and building their audiences. Many of these venues are now struggling, their loss would be a [...]

Simon Kirby MP backs action on isolation and loneliness in old age

Simon Kirby MP backs action on isolation and loneliness in old age

Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, pledged his support for yesterday’s summit on tackling isolation and loneliness in old age. The Department of Health, together with the Campaign to End Loneliness (CEL) hosted a summit of charities, businesses, MPs and public sector organisations, with the Minister for Care Services, Paul Burstow [...]

Simon Kirby MP welcomes new cancer care building at Royal Sussex County Hospital

Royal Sussex County Hospital

Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, has welcomed the building of a new cancer care facility at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. Mr. Kirby said: “This is a welcome investment in the Royal Sussex, and promising news for future patients.” He also stressed: “Cancer care is a crucial part of the [...]

Simon Kirby MP backs new immigration rules

Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, has backed new Home Office rules which mean unskilled immigrants will no longer have an automatic right to settle in the United Kingdom. Until now someone who had lived in the United Kingdom for five years was virtually guaranteed to be allowed to settle here [...]

Brighton MP Simon Kirby welcomes second year of National Citizen Service

Simon Kirby the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven welcomed the launch of the second year of National Citizen Service. The National Citizen Service is a scheme for 16-year-olds, which brings together 16-year-olds from different backgrounds in the summer after they have taken their GCSEs to work together and give something back to their [...]

Government’s homeless funding welcomed by Mike Weatherley MP

Mike Weatherley, the Conservative MP for Hove and Portslade, welcomed the £250,000 homelessness funding boost for Brighton & Hove. Grant Shapps MP, the Housing Minister, has announced an £8 million funding boost towards the national No Second Night Out pledge. Brighton & Hove has received more funding than any other city, excluding Central London, with [...]

Mike Weatherley MP attends Parliamentary Space Committee AGM

Mike Weatherley, the Conservative MP for Hove and Portslade, attended the Annual General Meeting of the Parliamentary Space Committee in the House of Commons. The particular committee is a cross-party group of MPs and Peers, whose aim is to raise awareness of the benefits of Britain’s role in space. Mr. Weatherley attended the AGM to [...]

Kirby welcomes new funding from the government to tackle homelessness

Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, has welcomed new funding from the government to tackle homelessness in his constituency. Brighton Housing Trust in Brighton and Hove is expected to receive £248,100 to adopt the ‘No Second Night Out initiative’, enabling the public to quickly identify people sleeping rough and provide them [...]

Mike Weatherley MP congratulates Graham Cox on Westbourne by-election victory

Mike Weatherley, the Conservative MP for Hove and Portslade, has congratulated Councillor Graham Cox on his election in the recent Westbourne by-election to Brighton & Hove City Council. Cllr. Cox received 1,027 votes and this is regarded as an excellent result for the Conservative party in Brighton and Hove. Mr. Weatherley said: “Graham Cox makes [...]

Graham Cox wins Westbourne by-election for the Conservatives VIDEO

Graham Cox wins Westbourne-by election for the Conservatives

Graham Cox, the Conservative candidate, has won the Westbourne by-election to Brighton and Hove City Council, held on Thursday 22 December 2011. Voter turn out was 36% and Graham Cox secured a clear win with 1,027 – some 201 ahead of the nearest contender, the Labour candidate. Take a look at the video below by [...]

Mike Weatherley MP re-opens Portslade’s Foredown Tower

Mike Weatherley, the Conservative MP for Hove and Portslade, re-opened Foredown Tower, the iconic landmark that overlooks Portslade, in a small ceremony. 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. The tower was formerly the water tower [...]

Simon Kirby MP speaks out in support of BBC Sussex

The Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven Simon Kirby has spoken of his appreciation for local radio services and the work of journalists who are opposing savings at BBC Sussex. The Brighton and Sussex branch of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) were in Parliament to express their opposition to spending reductions being imposed [...]

Simon Kirby MP meets Transport Minister to discuss Uckfield to Lewes line

Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, has met with Transport Minister Theresa Villiers to discuss the need for the re-opening of the Uckfield to Lewes Line. After the meeting, Mr. Kirby said: “The meeting was very constructive with the Minister and we also discussed how the initiative could fit in so [...]

Kemptown MP Simon Kirby backs Cameron’s stance on Europe

Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, expressed his support of Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision to veto a new EU treaty at a summit in Brussels. Mr. Kirby said: “David Cameron has always been clear that his priority is to protect the UK’s national interest. Last night our Government attempted to [...]

Westbourne by-election candidate Graham Cox calls for graffiti crackdown

Mr. Graham Cox, the Conservative candidate for the forthcoming Westbourne ward by-election, which will take place on Thursday 22 December 2011, has called for a graffiti crackdown in order to tackle the problem for good. Mr. Cox has been talking to residents about graffiti that blights the streets of Westbourne and how his experience as [...]