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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Simon Kirby MP horrified by Nigerian anti LGBT legislation

Responding to the news that the Nigerian Senate has voted to criminalise same-sex marriages and civil unions, with penalties of 14 years in jail for participants and 10 years in jail for anyone who assists or witnesses such a marriage or union, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, Simon Kirby, has taken the [...]

Simon Kirby MP calls for reduction in trade unions’ subsidies ahead of November 30 strikes

Simon Kirby MP calls for reduction in trade unions

Responding to figures released by the Tax Payers Alliance ahead of the November 30 strikes by trade unions, Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven called for a reduction in the amount of taxpayers’ money being used on full time trade union activities. Mr. Kirby said: “Whilst trade union representatives have a legitimate role [...]

Brighton MP Simon Kirby supports investment in dementia research

Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, expressed his support of the government’s recent announcement that £800 million funding boost has been given to fund research and allow the development of ground breaking medicines, treatments and care for patients. Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley MP, said: “That’s why, as part of our £4 [...]

Brighton MP Simon Kirby urges support for Stonewall campaign

Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven urges his constituents to support the Stonewall campaign to challenge homophobia against young people in their local communities. Mr. Kirby said: “I believe Stonewall’s campaign is very much needed in order to create a safe environment for young people who are lesibian, gay, bisexual or [...]

Kirby asks Brighton and Hove City Council when will wild park travellers be moved on

Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven wrote to Brighton and Hove City Council asking when travellers who have been on Wild Park in Brighton, for over a week, are likely to be moved on. Mr. Kirby said: “Following the unauthorised incursions that took place earlier in the summer, my constituents are [...]

Kirby welcomes fall in unemployment in Brighton Kemptown

Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, welcomed news that unemployment has fallen in his Brighton Kemptown constituency over the last year. Figures from the independent House of Commons Library showed the number of unemployed claimants in Brighton, Kemptown constituency in July 2011 was 2,208. This represents a rate of 5.3% of [...]

Brighton MP Simon Kirby addresses constituents on the England riots

Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven issued the following statement to his constituents regarding the recent civil unrest: “I wanted to write to you given the unsettling scenes we have seen in the past few days following the civil unrest that has been taking part in London and other parts of [...]