Hove MP supports stronger workplace protection for the terminally ill

Hove MP Peter Kyle has signed the TUC’s “Dying to Work” charter, pledging to support and protect employees who become terminally ill. The Dying to Work campaign was set up by the trade union body after the case of Jacci Woodcook, a 58-year-old sales manager from Derbyshire. She...
Posted On 21 Apr 2018 at 2:27 am

Hove MP presses Transport Minister over simpler train fares

Hove MP Peter Kyle has pressed the government and train bosses to simplify fares and to cut premium pricing. He made the call for fare cuts in the House of Commons today (Thursday 19 April) at transport questions. Mr Kyle made his intervention as a follow up to an exchange of...
Posted On 19 Apr 2018 at 8:49 pm

Making Greater Brighton genuinely greater

It’s been nearly a year since I took on the role of chairman of the Greater Brighton Economic Board which means it is a good time to look back and reflect on what has been delivered in the last 12 months. When I took up the role on the rotating annual basis, I made clear that the...
Posted On 19 Apr 2018 at 1:15 pm

A worrying debate about sheep – or dog whistle politics from Brighton MP?

Lambing season has been marked in Parliament by two former Brighton councillors giving a lead in a debate about sheep worrying. Lloyd Russell-Moyle, the Labour MP for Brighton Kemptown, secured an “adjournment debate” – a closing debate at the end of the...
Posted On 18 Apr 2018 at 11:28 am

What Brighton and Hove’s three MPs said in the Syria debate

All three Brighton and Hove MPs spoke during the debates on Syria in the House of Commons yesterday (Monday 16 April). Here’s what they said … Caroline Lucas questioned Theresa May after the Prime Minister’s statement about the bombing of Syria in response to...
Posted On 17 Apr 2018 at 10:16 pm

Brighton and Hove offers amnesty to council house frauds

Tenants illegally subletting council flats or houses in Brighton and Hove have until the end of May to hand in their keys or risk being jailed. The same goes for anyone with a council tenancy who lives elsewhere, as Brighton and Hove City Council offers a temporary amnesty. The...
Posted On 17 Apr 2018 at 3:24 am

Police chief promises 200 extra officers and scraps 500 planned job cuts

Sussex Police is to recruit 200 officers and scrap plans to axe 500 jobs, the force said today (Monday 16 April). The policy change comes after the Sussex police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne won permission to impose an above-inflation 7.8 per cent rise on council tax bills....
Posted On 16 Apr 2018 at 11:55 pm

Hove MP spells out Syrian dilemma

The last fortnight has been really tough. I’ve been watching and reading the news from Syria like most people but as Parliament has been in recess I’ve missed the chance to track down experts, consult colleagues and hunt down ministers to get answers to the many questions...
Posted On 16 Apr 2018 at 7:26 pm

Opinion – Brighton and Hove Conservatives offer another lesson on education

Without giving it much thought, a consistent thread runs through my life – education. Starting with school, of course, college in London was followed by a PhD at Brighton Polytechnic. After the Royal Navy, as an officer instructing “stuff”, I spent 28 years teaching the...
Posted On 16 Apr 2018 at 2:33 am

Stalker harassed Sussex police and crime commissioner for five years

An obsessive stalker from Brighton harassed Sussex police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne for five years. The Conservative politician spoke out as she and Sussex Police prepare for National Stalking Awareness Week on Monday (16 April). The 53-year-old Brighton-educated police...
Posted On 14 Apr 2018 at 9:42 am